Nearly 150 boxers from more than 10 countries are competing for the gold medals of the International Boxing championship, Riga Open 2016 which is being held in Riga, Latvia.
It has become the traditional championship in Europe which has finished its 66 issues so far. Sirojiddin Gulomjonov, Abdulhay Shorahmatov, Elnur Abduraimov, Mahmud Goipov and Bahodir Jalolov are representing Uzbekistan and they won over the rivals in the preliminary fights.
During the first days of the championship, we managed to conduct an interview with the President of Latvia Boxing Federation, Nur Juravlyov.
"All the countries arrived in the tournament with their best boxers", says Nil Juravlyov. "But, Uzbekistan team is the best among them, because they are physically and tactically strong enough. They gained 7 medals of 2016 Rio Olympic Games and recognized as the best. Certainly, they proved how they had the power to beat the encounters. It is also an honor for us as one of the best team of the world is participating in the Riga Open-2016", expresses his idea with our correspondent.