Uzbek boxer, Hasanboy Dusmatov, who earned the gold medal in Rio Olympic Games 2016 at the men's light-flyweight, will be awarded international sports award named “The Golden Mongoose”.
Also, Uzbek boxing coach, Ravshan Khujaev will be given this international sports award in the ceremony will be held in Odessa city on December 2.
Hasanboy Dusmatov and Ravshan Khujaev will departure to Odessa city in order to participate in an awarding ceremony of The Golden Mongoose today, releases Boxing Federation of Uzbekistan.
The Golden Mongoose is given annually to the fighters who achieved the best results in sports internationally and coaches who contributed to the development of sports in the world.
Dusmatov, a southpaw, is the second Olympic gold medalist in boxing from Uzbekistan along with 2000 light welterweight Olympic champion Muhammad Abdullaev, who beat Miguel Cotto on his way to gold.
On his way to the gold medal in Rio Olympic 2016, Dusmatov won all four of his bouts by unanimous decision in Rio, including against American Nico Hernandez in the semifinals and Yurberjen Herney Martinez, of Cuba, in the final.