Head coach Mr. Hamid Tangribergenov selected eight women and fourteen youth male boxers following the training camps. Uzbekistan’s 22-strong team will be chasing for the medals and titles of the first edition of the Adriatic Pearl Youth Tournament in Budva. All of the selected youth boxers have got excellent boxing skills and fighting experiences.
The Uzbek girls impressed at the Fujairah 2019 ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships and among their stars Feruza Kazakova, Sabina Bobokulova and Nigina Uktamova will be there at the Adriatic Pearl Youth Tournament. All of them claimed gold medals in Fujairah as junior boxers and since then their youth career is also excellent.
Shokhjakhon Abdullaev and Amirshokh Samadov won the titles at the Ulaanbaatar 2019 ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships and both will be there in Budva. Nurislom Ismoilov, Login Petrov and Jakhongir Zokirov are ASBC Asian Junior Champions and all of them have registered to compete in the Montenegro event. Zolotarev Memorial Tournament winner Aydos Tagaybayev, and Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Tournament gold medallist Shakhzod Muzaffarov are also strengthening the Uzbek team.
The Adriatic Pearl Youth Tournament will be a preparation event for the upcoming AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships which will be held in Kielce, Poland on April 10-24. Boxers who were born in 2002 and in 2003 are able to attend in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships therefore the local organizers in Budva decided to schedule the Adriatic Pearl Youth Tournament for the same age group.
The first competition day will be on February 17 in Budva while the finals are scheduled to be held in the end of the week on February 21. The Boxing Club Budva with the support of the Municipality of Budva are the organizers of the Adriatic Pearl Youth Tournament. The competitors and the delegations can arrive to the Airport Podgorica or to the Airport Tivat, then the local organizers will take the teams to the city of Budva.