Four Uzbek boxers claim medals in World Cup of Petroleum Countries in Russia
Uzbekistan’s boxers finished their participation in the International Tournament World Cup of Petroleum Countries was held in Beloyarsky, Russia on November 22-26.
Four out of five boxers claimed medals in the six-day-long tournament. Uzbek boxers claimed one gold medal and three silver medals, while the only one boxer was eliminated in the quarter-finals.
Olympic Gold medallist and the Best Elite Boxer of the Year 2016 Hasanboy Dusmatov changed his weight category from Light Flyweight (49 kg) to Flyweight (52 kg) in this tournament. However, changing his weight didn’t affect his victorious campaign as he claimed a gold medal.
In the semi-finals, Dusmatov stunned Russian Artur Lozhnikov by unanimous decision before he faced Artur Jaaev from Russian Federation in the final bout. The last bout was ended with a unanimous-decision win for Uzbek boxer as he was awarded gold medal in the International Tournament World Cup of Petroleum Countries.
Bronze medallist of 2017 AIBA World Championship Sanjar Tursunov advanced to the final bout as he was awarded walkover victory against Sergeey Korneev from Russia in the semi-finals. Tursunov lost his opportunity to earn a gold medal after Vasiliy Zveryan registered a win by split decision over Uzbek boxer.
ASBC Asian champion Isroil Madrimov from Uzbekistan squared off in the final bout at the Middleweight. He contested with Russian Andrey Kovalchuk for the gold medal, but the host boxer managed to gain a victory and became the champion in front the home crowd.
AIBA World Championship silver medallist Ikboljon Kholdorov was defeated in the final bout of the competition. He struggled with Russian Grigoriy Lizunenko, who achieved a victory by unanimous a decision.