2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships was launched in Hamburg, Germany on Friday, while the total number of the boxers is 243 from 75 nations and among them, 57 Asian competitors started to struggle for the medals in Hamburg from 15 countries from our continent.
Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan are competing with the maximum number of 10 boxers in the Hamburg 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships from the Asian countries. India sent eight boxers while China and South Korea both are in Germany with five hopefuls. Chinese Taipei, Japan, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan are the further participating Asian nations in Hamburg.
Three Uzbek boxers such as Murodjon Akhmadaliev, Shakhram Giyasov, and Bakhodir Jalolov were seeded as No.1 in the competition. Rio 2016 Olympic Games winner Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan was seeded as No.2 at the light flyweight (49kg) where he is the top favorite to get the title.
Let’s back to the history of Uzbek boxing to know the results of Uzbekistan’s boxers in the previous editions of the World Boxing Championships.
Uzbekistan national boxing team started to participate in World Boxing Championships in 1993 as they took part in the ninth edition of this competition, which took place in Tampere, Finland.
During the last 24 years, Uzbek boxers claimed 30 medals, including 5 gold, 10 silver, and 15 bronze medals, while Muhammadkodir Abdullaev, Utkirbek Haydarov, Ruslan Chagaev and Abbos Atoev stunned all the opponents by securing the gold medals in World Boxing Championships. Only Abbos Atoev defended his championship as he earned two gold medals at the Middleweight in 2007 and 2009.
The 10th World Boxing Championships, took in Houston, which was successfully ended for Uzbek boxers, while Muhammatkodir Abdullaev and Utkirbek Haydarov awarded gold medals as their compatriot Tulkinboy Turgunov finished as the runner-up.
In the previous edition of the AIBA World Boxing Championships, was held in Doha, Qatar, Uzbekistan’s boxers secured 3 silver and 3 bronze medals. Murodjon Akhmadaliev (56 kg), Fazliddin Goibnazarov (64 kg) and Bektemir Meliqo‘ziev (75 kg) could find the way to beat their rivals in the final bouts, while Elnur Abduraimov (60 kg), Elshod Rasulov (81 kg), and Bahodir Jalolov (+91 kg) lost their hopes to be the champion in the semifinals.