ASBC Heroes – Uzbekistan’s Lazizbek Tulkinov who won international events in Baku and in Kuwait City

Lazizbek Tulkinov was one of the ASBC Heroes in 2019 when he won two top international schoolboy competitions including the event in Kuwait City.

Lazizbek Tulkinov was born in the Syrdarya region of Uzbekistan on January 17 in 2005 and began boxing under the age of 10 as many of his teammates. He claimed silver medal at the 2018 Uzbekistan Schoolboys National Championships where he suffered a loss only in the final against Ganibek Murodkosimov. Syrdarya’s Lazizbek Tulkinov, who has got strong family connections to boxing, defeated Bukhara’s Nodirbek Khalimov claiming his first Uzbek national title in 2019. 

Tulkinov was too strong for Azerbaijan’s Farid Babayev and Khikmet Ibadov in the final stages of the Zirve Schoolboys Boxing Championships in Baku taking the title of the 50kg weight class. The Uzbek boxers began his campaign against Nepal’s Sherpa Chhiring Wangdi in the Kuwait City 2019 ASBC Asian Schoolboys Boxing Championships and the referee stopped their unequal contest in the second round.

Lazizbek Tulkinov eliminated Kazakhstan’s Sultan Moldash in a key semi-final at the 49kg weight class in Kuwait City when he showed his best ever performance. The Uzbek boxer was taller than his final Indian opponent and used his longer reach and hands well enough in the first round. India’s Vinay Vishwakarma was not enough confident against the Uzbek how he has done during the road to the finals. The Indian landed a few nice punches but the bout was controlled by Tulkinov with his excellent footwork acquiring Uzbekistan’s next gold medal in Kuwait City.

Tulkinov joined to the junior age group on January 2020 and began his campaign with a bronze medal at the Tashkent International Junior Tournament. He lost to Kazakhstan’s Mukhamedzhan Arinov in the semi-finals of the light bantamweight (52kg) but achieved bronze medal in his first junior event.

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