ASBC Heroes – Uzbekistan’s 15-year-old Jakhongir Narziev won already three international events

Uzbekistan’s Jakhongir Narziev won the title of the 55kg weight class at the Kuwait City 2019 ASBC Asian Schoolboys Boxing Championships as eighth from his strong Central Asian country. He was one of the ASBC Heroes in 2019 who already won his first international junior event in Tashkent in 2020.

Jakhongir Narziev was born in Surkhondarya on May 28 in 2005 and the orthodox style boxer joined to the national team in 2019 after a few years of experiences. Surkhondarya’s Jakhongir Narziev had strong performance against Andizhan’s Sardorbek Tursunov in the final of the 2019 Uzbekistan Schoolboys National Championships and won the title of the 57kg weight category in Termez.

Narziev was member of the Uzbek team at the Zirve Schoolboys Boxing Championships in Baku where he defeated two top Azeri hopes as Fuad Babayev and Jalal Alakbarov and claimed the gold medal at the 56kg weight class. Narziev started his campaign at the Kuwait City 2019 ASBC Asian Schoolboys Boxing Championships with Kyrgyzstan’s No.1 Vadim Baurin who was competitive for the Uzbek talent.

Following that narrow success, Jakhongir Narziev dominated his semi-final fight against Iran’s Alireza Baratalipour Farkhani in Kuwait City on Day4. In the final of the 55kg weight class he started strongly against India’s Preet Malik who has got previous connections to boxing and following his Sub-Junior National title he impressed in the ASBC Asian Schoolboys Boxing Championships in Kuwait City.

The Indian 55kg boxer was also a competitive rival for Narziev but Malik received tough punches in the opening two rounds. The young Indian gave in everything in the third but he was not able to turn back their final which was controlled by Narziev’s technical skills. Uzbekistan’s ASBC Asian Schoolboys Champion Jakhongir Narziev joined to the juniors on January 2020. He quickly won his first competition the Tashkent International Junior Tournament in 2020 after beating strong Sunatullo Abdurakhimov of Tashkent region at the lightweight (60kg) on his first junior event.

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