Uzbekistan vs Cuba duel will be held at at the AIBA World Boxing Championships today
The important semi-finals were held on August 31 and September 1 at the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Hamburg where 20 bouts were in the official program.
Uzbekistan’s six boxers, who have already guaranteed 6 medals in the AIBA World Boxing Championships, will square off against their rivals from Cuba in the finals this evening.
Uzbekistan’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games winner and two-time ASBC Asian Champion Hasanboy Dusmatov eliminated Colombian Yurberjen Martinez Rivas in his semi-final at the Light Flyweight. The Uzbek boxer delivered such a strong performance this time as well and advanced to the finals as first Asian in Hamburg. He will struggle with Joahnys Argilagos for the gold medal this evening.
Uzbekistan’s ASBC Asian Champion Ikboljon Kholdarov was born in 1997 but he is among the best boxers at the Light Welterweight. The strong Uzbek talent used his strength and speed to keep the best fighting range in his semifinal against such a top rival as Freudis Rojas representing the USA. The Uzbek beat his American opponent on his way to the final bout against Cuban Andy Cruz Gomez.
Jasurbek Latipov from Uzbekistan will square off against Yosbany Veitia at the Flyweight in Hamburg. The Uzbek exceeded all expectations in this competition and marched into the final after beating Korean Inkyu Kim in the semi-final stage of the event.
Uzbekistan’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games silver medallist Shakhram Giyasov was seeded No.1 in Hamburg. The 24-year-old defending ASBC Asian Champion Uzbek boxer was better than his Kazakhstan’s Ablaikhan Zhussupov in the semi-final. Giyasov ruled the middle of the ring and controlled his best fighting distance against the Kazakh and earned a spot in the final as he will face against the Rio 2016 Olympian rival, Roniel Iglesias.