Uzbekistan’s Sabina Bobokulova won the hardest final at the Korotkov Memorial Tournament
The Konstantin Korotkov Memorial Tournament finished in the Russian Far East in Khabarovsk which saw altogether six sessions of boxing. Uzbekistan’s Sabina Bobokulova won one of the most difficult final in the event, she defeated her teammate, another Asian Champion, Feruza Kazakova in Khabarovsk.
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Congo, Eswatini, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Palestine, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Tunisia and Uzbekistan were the participating countries in the Korotkov Memorial Tournament.
Uzbekistan’s Sabina Bobokulova and her teammate, Feruza Kazakova both earned several gold medals in the ASBC Asian Boxing Championships among the junior, youth and U22 age groups. Both gave in everything in their respective final which was a selection between them and Bobokulova was slightly better this time.
Another 20-year-old Uzbek, also a multiple ASBC Asian Champion Nigina Uktamova earned the second female gold medal of the Korotkov Memorial Tournament. Uktamova was too smart and quick for Russia’s Uliana Savro and she earned the title of the women’s bantamweight (54kg).
Aziza Zokirova has just joined to the elite age group this January following her three ASBC titles in the junior and youth levels. The 19-year-old talent moved up to the middleweight (75kg) and she delivered a remarkable performance against Belarus’ experienced Alina Veber and she took the third Uzbek title in Khabarovsk.
The 2021 ASBC Asian Elite Champion Sitora Turdibekova moved back to the women’s featherweight (57kg) and she lost only to the Russian World silver medallist Liudmilla Vorontsova. The reigning ASBC Asian Champion at the women’s welterweight (66kg), Navbakhor Khamidova lost to Russia’s Albina Moldazhanova in the final and she bagged a silver medal.
The ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships silver medallist Alisher Ayubov is only 19 and he does not have enough elite experiences yet but he advanced to the finals of the men’s middleweight (75kg) where he earned a silver medal. A powerful Uzbek, Odiljon Aslonov also lost his final to Russia’s Rishat Bakirov and he received a silver at the cruiserweight (86kg).
A Mongolian boxer, Enkhtur Nyamdavaa was also finalist at the Korotkov Memorial Tournament in Khabarovsk and he had a narrow contest against Radna Tsybikov of Russia at the men’s lightweight (60kg).
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