Uzbekistan Junior National Championships
Andizhan hosted the Uzbek Junior National Championships
Uzbekistan Boxing Federation hosted the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Continental Championships in Tashkent in the first part of June with great success but there is not any stoppage in their activities. Uzbekistan produced wonderful results in all level in the current year and the Central Asian boxing country is expecting to regain its place among the top nations in the world.
Uzbekistan Boxing Federation scheduled its Junior National Championships for the boxers who were born in 2000 and in 2001. The venue of the event was in the city of Andizhan where the boxing life is very busy and has got academy as well. Andizhan has been hosting also the Zolotarev Memorial Tournament in every year.
The national event was held in fourteen weight classes: 44 kg, 46 kg, 48 kg, 50 kg, 52 kg, 54 kg, 57 kg, 60 kg, 63 kg, 66 kg, 70 kg, 75 kg, 80 kg and +80 kg. The host city claimed 50% of the gold medals, their talented athletes were able to get seven titles in the home ring. Tashkent region, city of Dzhizak, Chirchik, Ferghana and Bukhara also claimed at least one gold medal in the junior national event in Andizhan.
Javlonbek Yuldashev became the first winner in the national event in spite of the fact he is only 14 yet. He defeated Ferghana’s talented Bekhzodbek Isadullayev in the final of the championships. The winner of the Pinweight class (46 kg) Khamidullo Sakiyev also was born only in 2001 but he was able to beat Farokhiddin Bazarbayev in the Andizhan event.
Murodjon Kasymov was bronze medallist in the Uzbekistan Junior National Cup in December where he fought at the Pinweight class (46 kg) but since then he moved up to the Flyweight class (50 kg). Kasymov was too strong for 15-year-old Dastanbek Kutlimuratov who trains in the Karakalpakstan region of the Central Asian country.
The host city’s super talented Abdulaziz Abdupattayev proved top performance in Andizhan as he is one of the most experienced athlete in that age group. The 15-year-old Bantamweight class (54 kg) boxer was enough strong to beat Almas Kadyrov who arrived to the venue from the city of Karshi.
Mukhammadkodyr Abdullayev has got good name in the sport as Uzbekistan’s Sydney 2000 Olympic Champion had a same name but they are not relatives. The Lightweight class (60 kg) boxer is also a future hope for Uzbekistan who need to be watched in the upcoming years looking his performance in Andizhan. In the gold medal bout he defeated Khamdam Soporbayev of Urgench winning the contest by unanimous decision.
Chirchik’s Jambolat Ermakhanov (57 kg), Dzhizak’s Javokhir Togaymuradov (70 kg) and Bukhara’s Asadbek Normatov (75 kg) were the further boxers who delivered great technique and strong performance in the national event.
Winners of the Uzbek Junior National Championships
44 kg: Javlonbek Yuldashev
46 kg: Khamidullo Sakiyev
48 kg: Shokhrukh Abdusamatov
50 kg: Murodjon Kasymov
52 kg: Zokhidjon Sobirov
54 kg: Abdulaziz Abdupattayev
57 kg: Jambolat Ermakhanov
60 kg: Mukhammadkodyr Abdullayev
63 kg: Saidullokh Toshpulatov
66 kg: Alisherbek Khakimurzayev
70 kg: Javokhir Togaymuradov
75 kg: Asadbek Normatov
80 kg: Shokirjon Abdulazizov
+80 kg: Ikboljon Mirodov