Uzbekistan National Boxing Championships
Young winners in the Uzbekistan National Championships
Uzbekistan regained his place in the top nations of the world following their performance in the main events of 2015. Their boxers claimed nine medals at the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships in Bangkok and record number of six podium places in the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships. Following these major competitions their National Boxing Championships was held in the ancient city of Samarkand.
Uzbekistan has been preparing to the Season VI of the World Series of Boxing where their franchise will be a new one and the event was a selection for that important league. Altogether 194 men boxers from 17 teams took part in the Uzbekistan National Boxing Championships. City of Tashkent, Bukhara and Tashkent region were the bests in the event.
Uzbekistan’s WSB star and defending ASBC Asian Champion Hasanboy Dusmatov was not enough satisfied with his performance in the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships but that loss was in good time. The 22-year-old Light Flyweight class (49 kg) miniman delivered Andizhan’s lone gold medal in Samarkand where he was too strong for Nodirjon Mirzaakhmedov while Zhukov Memorial Tournament silver medallist Mironshokh Ibragimov and Samarkand’s Akobir Rakhimkulov claimed the bronze medals.
Shakhobiddin Zoirov claimed three silvers in the recent three major Asian continental events in 2013, 2014 and this year. The 22-year-old Flyweight class (52 kg) boxer bagged gold in Samarkand where he had to beat a top rival Jasurbek Latipov who was silver medallist in the 2013 AIBA World Boxing Championships in Almaty. ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships silver medallist Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov and Chemistry Cup winner Abrorjon Kodirov took only bronze medals in Samarkand.
ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships bronze medallist Abdulkhay Shorakhmatov is only 19 but proved his top skills in the national event. The Bantamweight class (56 kg) boxer defeated Samarkand’s lone finalist Sherbek Rakhmatullayev while former National Champion Sardorbek Muzaffarov achieved one of the bronze of the category.
Burgut Khodjibayev was involved to the national team as a junior still back in 2008 but he needed some years to reach the top level of the elite boxers. The 22-year-old boxer was silver medallist at the Chemistry Cup in Germany this July but in Samarkand he defeated all of his rivals including Ulugbek Dusmurodov in the final.
ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships bronze medallist Fazliddin Meliboyev had to meet in the final of the Light Welterweight class (64 kg) with Uzbekistan’s best athlete who was born in 1997. AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Ikboljon Kholdarov was the favourite of their bout but the 19-year-old Meliboyev was able to get his first elite title. Another teenager Youth National Games winner Jasurbek Akhmadjonov bagged bronze in Samarkand.
World University Champion Shakhram Giyasov moved up to the Welterweight class (69 kg) where he defeated Shopokov Memorial Tournament winner super talented 19-year-old Makhmud Gaipov in the semi-final which meant his teenager rival could not defend his throne. The 22-year-old Giyasov also defeated for the gold Incheon 2014 Asian Games quarter-finalist Dostonbek Turdiyev who also moved up one category.
Ulugbek Hakberdiyev robbed into the world of boxing in 2013 when he won the Sidney Jackson Memorial Tournament and proved he is a powerful athlete. The 23-year-old boxer used his strength to beat WSB hope Khurshidbek Normatov in the final of the Middleweight class (75 kg) in Samarkand where Summer Universiade silver medallist national team member Azizbek Abdugofurov and Jaloleddin Uktamov achieved bronze medals.
Sportaccord World Combat Games silver medallist Zukhriddin Makhkamov delivered the biggest sensation of the Uzbek National Boxing Championships in Samarkand. The 23-year-old Light Heavyweight class (81 kg) boxer defeated AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Oybek Mamazulunov in the semi-final and former ASBC Asian Champion Shukhrat Abdullayev for the gold.
Rustam Tulaganov is only 24 but he became the oldest winner of the Uzbek National Boxing Championships in Samarkand. He was too strong for former AIBA Junior World Champion Mirzobek Hasanov in the final while other two top boxers such as Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games silver medallist Sardorbek Begaliyev and WSB athlete Ramzjon Akhmedov claimed the bronze medals.
Bakhodir Jalolov claimed gold the in 2013 and in 2014 editions while he was able to get his third national title in Samarkand. The 21-year-old Super Heavyweight class (+91 kg) boxer was bronze medallist in the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships and used his physical advantage and height as weapon against talented Ulugbek Mubinov and two-time Asian Games competitor Mirzohidjon Abdullayev as well.
Winners in the Uzbekistan National Championships
49 kg: Hasanboy Dusmatov
52 kg: Shakhobiddin Zoirov
56 kg: Abdulkhay Shorakhmatov
60 kg: Burgut Khodjibayev
64 kg: Fazliddin Meliboyev
69 kg: Shakhram Giyasov
75 kg: Ulugbek Hakberdiyev
81 kg: Zukhriddin Makhkamov
91 kg: Rustam Tulaganov
+91 kg: Bakhodir Jalolov