Zoidov, Maynusov, Rustamov, Murodov and Makhkamov are among the semi-finalists at the Tajikistan Youth National Championships

The Tajikistan Youth National Championships continued in their capital city in Dushanbe where all of the winners of the quarter-finals earned their guaranteed medals. Tajikistan’s top youth boxers including Mekhrodj Zoidov, Rukhovar Maynusov, Iskandarbek Rustamov, Abubakr Murodov and Dovud Makhkamov advanced to the semi-finals.

Tajikistan Boxing Federation sent boxers to all of the important international competitions in 2021. Their boxers claimed four bronze medals including two among the women boxers in the Dubai 2021 ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships this May. Tajikistan also impressed at the 2021 ASBC Asian Youth & Junior Boxing Championships where their youth talents earned six bronze medals.

The Tajikistan Youth National Championships holds for their boxers who were born in 2003 and in 2004. The best boxers from this age group competed at the Fujairah 2019 ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships and at the Dubai 2021 ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships. All of the regions and cities sent their best youth boxers to the Tajikistan Youth National Championships.

The pinweight (46kg) is an addition to the official program of the Tajikistan Youth National Championships and four talents advanced to the semi-finals. Khisrav Salimov will be meeting in the last four with Mekhrodjiddin Barotov while Isroil Saidaliyev can box against Sughd region’s Mustafo Iskandarzoda.

Sughd region’s Mekhrodj Zoidov was quarter-finalist at the annual ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships and impressed in the national event. The 17-year-old boxer is now semi-finalist at the light flyweight (48kg) where he can use his speed once again against Mamed Jumakhonov of Badakhshan.

Sughd region’s Rukhovar Maynusov eliminated Valijon Karimov at the light bantamweight (52kg) and will now meet with Mekhrodj Khorkashev of Khatlon region in the semi-final. International level boxer Iskandarbek Rustamov bowed out a dangerous rival in the quarter-finals of the bantamweight (54kg), Bakhriddin Nazaromonov and he can expect a next top contest against Mukhammad Lutfulloyev.

ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships silver medallist Abubakr Murodov is only 17 but he is one of the most experienced Tajik boxers in this age group who dominated his quarter-final against Adkham Usmonov and will now face with Ikhtiyor Khushmamatov in the last four. Mukhammad Malakhbekov and Firdavs Sharipov both advanced to the semi-finals in the bottom part of the draw in this weight class.

Sughd region’s Dovud Makhkamov competed in several international events including at the Fujairah 2019 ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships. The 18-year-old boxer eliminated Khatlon region’s Farukh Shorukhi in the quarter-finals and will be facing in the last four with Iskandar Zamonzoda at the welterweight (66kg).

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