Mahmudov, Ikhvolov and Bozorov opened their campaigns with successes at the Uzbekistan Junior National Championships

The second competition day of the Uzbekistan Junior National Championships saw 55 bouts in Tashkent and many of their stars showed their skills in the new sessions. Their heroes from 2019 as Hojiakbar Mahmudov, Bilolbek Ikhvolov and Dalerjon Bozorov all controlled their contests on Day2.

The outstanding Valentin Zolotarev Memorial Tournament was Uzbekistan’s first event since March which followed all of the hygienic and safety rules as in many other countries. The Zolotarev Memorial Tournament was Uzbekistan’s comeback to the boxing map and their next activity is the Junior National Championships.

Boxers who were born in 2004 and in 2005 are eligible to attend in the upcoming Uzbekistan Junior National Championships. The Universal Sport Complex is the venue of the new national event in Tashkent where all of the Uzbek regions and cities sent their best junior talents. More than 330 male boxers are competing for the medals in the Uzbekistan Junior National Championships.

Besides to the official 13 junior weight classes in the international stage, two more categories were added to the official schedule of the Uzbekistan Junior National Championships, the 42kg and the 44kg divisions which meant that 15 champions will be crowned in Tashkent in the upcoming days.

Ferghana’s Hojiakbar Mahmudov won the gold medal at the 37kg weight class in the Kuwait City 2019 ASBC Asian Schoolboys Boxing Championships. The 15-year-old Uzbek talent moved up to the pinweight (46kg) and he is one of the favourites of that category in Tashkent. Mahmudov had to meet with Khorezm’s Akhmadjon Kuziboyev who defeated a good opponent already on Day1. Mahmudov controlled the first and second rounds which performance was enough to beat his opponent. 

Bukhara’s Dalerjon Bozorov won the Uzbekistan Schoolboys National Championships twice and he bagged the title also at the Kuwait City 2019 ASBC Asian Schoolboys Boxing Championships. The 15-year-old talent competes at the bantamweight (54kg) currently and opened his campaign against Umidjon Murodullayev in Tashkent. Bozorov has got amazing footwork and he was better in all of the three rounds which meant he advanced to the next stage of the national event.

Andizhan’s Bilolbek Ikhvolov spent his first year among the junior boxers last year but he was member of the Uzbek national team at the Fujairah 2019 ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships where he achieved silver medal. The 16-year-old boxer competes at the lightweight (60kg) in the Uzbekistan Junior National Championships and proved his impressive development since the Fujairah event. Ikhvolov was untouchable for Dzhizak’s Amirbek Ganijonov and dominated his first fight in the national event. Aynazar Kenesbayev was Schoolboy National Champion one and half year ago and he earned bronze medal at the Kuwait City 2019 ASBC Asian Schoolboys Boxing Championships. He joined to the new age group in January 2020 and achieved silver medal at the Uzbekistan International Junior Tournament. The 15-year-old talent was the top favourite against Ferghana’s Alpomish Odilov but he suffered an unexpected loss in the first round of the light heavyweight (80kg) in Tashkent.

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