Kodirov, Sobirov and Kosimov dominated their opening bouts in the Uzbekistan Elite National Championships

The number of the boxers is more than 300 in the Uzbekistan Elite National Championships including 85 female and 248 male boxers in Tashkent. The most popular categories in the national event are the men’s lightweight (60kg) and men’s light welterweight (63kg) where the number of participating boxers are more than 40.

Boxers who were born between 1980 and 2003 are eligible to attend in the Uzbekistan Elite National Championships where the venue is the Universal Sport Complex in Tashkent. Altogether 20 champions including ten female boxers will be crowned in the Uzbekistan Elite National Championships.

The men’s flyweight (52kg) is a powerful category in Uzbekistan where their stars are Olympic Champions as Shakhobiddin Zoirov and Hasanboy Dusmatov. Abrorjon Kodirov is also member of the national team who competed at the World Series of Boxing and several other international events. The 25-year-old boxer dominated the first round against Sanjar Musratullayev and following his dominancy, the referee stopped their unequal bout.

Hasanboy Latibakhunov of Andizhan won gold medal at the 2016 Uzbekistan Elite National Championships but since then he was not able to do breakthrough in the international events. The 23-year-old boxer competes at the featherweight (57kg) in the national competition and controlled his opening challenge against Khorezm’s Yuldoshboy Ollonazarov. Another medal hopeful in this category, Andizhan’s Shamshirbek Mirzabekov defeated Samarkand’s Dilshod Negmatov unanimously on Day1.

Abdulaziz Abdupattayev achieved bronze medal at the light welterweight (64kg) in the 2018 Uzbekistan Youth National Championships. Since then the 20-year-old boxer moved up to the middleweight (75kg) which was relatively weaker in the recent years. Abdupattayev had a tough job against Andizhan’s Rustambek Nasriddinov but his stamina was enough to beat his opponent in the opening day.

Ulugbek Sobirov earned gold medal at the Pavlodar 2016 ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships but he had a few difficulties in the recent years. The 22-year-old Andizhan-based boxer moved up to the middleweight (75kg) and controlled his opening bout against Jamshidbek Tojiboyev. Another powerful boxer in this weight category, former AIBA Youth World Champion Akmalbek Kosimov stopped Samarkand’s Anvar Turayev spending less than two minutes in the ring.

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