Uzbekistan will attend at the AIBA World Boxing Championships with extremely strong line-ups
The Uzbekistan Boxing Federation introduced their participating boxers at the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Belgrade. Uzbekistan will be attending in the Serbian capital with one of their strongest ever line-ups with the participation of Olympic Champions, AIBA World Champions, Youth Olympic Games winners and ASBC Asian Champions. Some of their professional stars also returned to the national team to strengthen their possibilities.
Uzbekistan claimed only one gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games which was their lone podium place but their squad earned three titles at the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Yekaterinburg. Uzbekistan topped the medal table in Yekaterinburg and also at the Dubai 2021 ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships.
Mr. Marat Kurbanov’s team contains 13 stars and their smallest boxer, two-time ASBC Asian Champion Nodirjon Mirzakhmedov will be their squad member at the minimumweight (48kg). Rio 2016 Olympic Games winner Hasanboy Dusmatov returned to the national team from the professional world to earn his first ever AIBA World Boxing Championships’ title at the flyweight (51kg).
Shakhobiddin Zoirov won the Olympic Games, the AIBA World Boxing Championships and the ASBC Asian Boxing Championships during his career but he is still hungry to achieve more success at the bantamweight (54kg). AIBA World Champion and Asian Games winner Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov will be Uzbekistan’s top option at the featherweight (57kg).
Abdumalik Khalakov is a sensational talent in our sport, the Youth Olympic Games winner is only 21 but he is one of the favourites for the gold medal at the lightweight (60kg). Another debutant in the level of the AIBA World Boxing Championships will be 22-year-old Mujibullo Tursunov who claimed silver at the Military World Boxing Championships. The next Uzbek youngster in the team is Asadkhudja Muydinkhudjayev who can make a breakthrough at the welterweight (67kg) in Belgrade.
One of the most technician boxers of the world, Shakhram Giyasov won the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Hamburg in 2017 and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games silver medallist decided to return after his perfect professional performance. ASBC Asian Champion Saidjamshid Jafarov is only 22 but he proved his impressive progress this year and could be a medal contender at the middleweight (75kg).
National Champion Odiljon Aslonov competed at the World Series of Boxing and moved up to the light heavyweight (80kg) to represent Uzbekistan in this top event. The youngest team member of the Uzbek line-ups is 19-year-old Shokhjakhon Abdullaev at the cruiserweight (86kg). World Military Games winners as Madiyar Saidrakhimov and rising star Lazizbek Mullojonov will be the heaviest boxers of the Uzbek delegation.
The list of the Uzbek boxers in Belgrade
48kg: Nodirjon Mirzakhmedov
51kg: Hasanboy Dusmatov
54kg: Shakhobiddin Zoirov
57kg: Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov
60kg: Abdumalik Khalakov
63.5kg: Mujibullo Tursunov
67kg: Asadkhudja Muydinkhudjayev
71kg: Shakhram Giyasov
75kg: Saidjamshid Jafarov
80kg: Odiljon Aslonov
86kg: Shokhjakhon Abdullayev
92kg: Madiyar Saidrakhimov
+92kg: Lazizbek Mullojonov
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