Uzbekistan’s star Hasanboy Dusmatov won the title in his new weight class at the World Cup of Petroleum Countries Tournament
Uzbekistan’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games winner and two-time ASBC Asian Champion Hasanboy Dusmatov won the title at the flyweight (52kg) in the traditional World Cup of Petroleum Countries Tournament in Beloyarskiy, Russia. Asia achieved three gold medals in the 15th edition of the World Cup of Petroleum Countries Tournament in Russia.
Uzbekistan’s superstar Hasanboy Dusmatov achieved only silver medal in the Hamburg 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships in Germany following his narrow loss to Cuba’s Joahnys Oscar Argilagos in the final of the light flyweight (49kg). That unexpected defeat was his first one since the Doha 2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships but the Uzbek star returned in strong mind and in a new category.
The 24-year-old Uzbek, who trains with coach Ziyatdin Toygonbayev, dominated his quarter-final against Azerbaijan’s Koskar Safarli and continued his winning path against Russia’s Artur Lozhnikov in the last four. Dusmatov met with Russia’s Rasul Dzhaayev in the final of the flyweight (52kg) and he was able to move closer to his taller opponent. The Uzbek boxer won the final by unanimous decision and has done an amazing comeback in his new weight class in Beloyarskiy.
Kazakhstan’s former National Champion Yerzhan Ordabayev, who trains in the city of Atyrau, also secured a gold medal in the World Cup of Petroleum Countries Tournament in Russia. The 23-year-old Kazakh lightweight (60kg) boxer defeated Azerbaijan’s Oraz Omarov, Russia’s Ruslan Mirzoyev and Russia’s WSB hopeful Artem Khotenov in the road to the gold medal contest.
Kazakhstan’s Rimma Volosenko competed in the last edition of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Astana one and half year ago but her skills have dramatically increased since that top event. The 25-year-old Kazakh boxer, who won some international events this year, eliminated Russia’s Maria Sartakova in the semi-final and continued her winning path against Russian National Champion Natalia Shadrina in the final of the women’s lightweight (60kg) in Beloyarskiy.
Besides to the three gold medals the Asian boxers achieved five silver medals also in the World Cup of Petroleum Countries Tournament in Russia. Kazakhstan’s three-time Women’s National Champion Alina Turlubayeva and Abylay Saylaubekov lost their close finals against their Belarusian and Azeri opponents in Beloyarskiy. Saylaubekov, who is a young Kazakh hope at the men’s bantamweight (56kg), proved superb performance and great development in the World Cup of Petroleum Countries Tournament.
Uzbekistan’s Hamburg 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships runner-up super talented 20-year-old Ikboljon Kholdarov and his strong teammates such as ASBC Asian Champion Israil Madrimov and Hamburg 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Sanjar Tursunov also took silver medals in the strong World Cup of Petroleum Countries Tournament in Beloyarskiy.