Uzbekistan’s Hurshid Tojibayev is Asia’s third APB Champion

Hurshid Tojibayev is the third Asian APB Champion
Uzbekistan’s Hurshid Tojibayev became the third Asian boxer in the APB World Championship Matches who could win his title in Tashkent where he defeated Kazakhstan’s titleholder and AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Berik Abdrakhmanov on their re-match.
The first finals of the Cycle I in the AIBA Pro Boxing were held in two locations last week and following these contests the Asian continent could celebrate two titles. China’s top boxers AIBA Youth World Champion Lu Bin (49 kg) and Incheon 2014 Asian Games silver medallist Zhang Jiawei (56 kg) defeated their rivals in the APB World Championship Matches and received their belts before Tojibayev’s sensational success.
Kazakhstan’s ASBC Asian Continental Champion strong Berik Abdrakhmanov defeated in the first APB title Uzbekistan’s Beijing 2008 Olympian younger Hurshid Tojibayev on this January while their re-match for the APB World Championship Matches delivered different result at the Lightweight class (60 kg) which guaranteed Asia’s third final triumph in the AIBA Pro Boxing.
Uzbekistan’s best APB boxer Tojibayev tried to use different tactic in their bout following their first battle in January. He started the long bout with great rhythm and his hooks were successful in the first few rounds in the Tashkent gala. The 26-year-old Uzbek boxer had some difficulties only in the tenth and eleventh rounds when Abdrakhmanov had still fresh energies but Tojibayev was able to get some power from the local boxing fans. The final verdict of their re-match was unanimous decision to Tojibayev which means the Uzbek boxer was able to do revenge in the APB World Championship Matches in Tashkent.
Uzbekistan’s former ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Championships silver medallist Ulugbek Mubinov made his debut in the AIBA Pro Boxing in the previous part of the gala and he was able to win all of the rounds against Serbia’s Milutin Stankovic at the Super Heavyweight class (+91 kg). Uzbekistan’s former ASBC Asian Champion Shukhrat Abdullayev needed only 39 seconds to stop Romania’s Alexandru Bibiricea in their Light Heavyweight class (81 kg) contest.