The last part of the quarter-finals was held in the fifth competition day at the Uzbekistan Junior National Championships in Tashkent where the winners advanced to the semi-finals. Jakhonmurod Imamaliyev won the most anticipated quarter-finals over ASBC Asian Schoolboys Champion Jakhongir Narziyev. Further medallists from Fujairah as Bilolbek Ikhvolov and Bekzad Bekmuradov also dominated their quarter-finals.
Following the Zolotarev Memorial Tournament, the next highlight in the country’s boxing life is the Uzbekistan Junior National Championships. The number of the entered boxers is 338 in Tashkent where the most popular categories are the light bantamweight (52kg), the featherweight (57kg) and the lightweight (60kg).
Boxers who were born in 2004 and in 2005 are eligible to attend in the upcoming Uzbekistan Junior National Championships where 241 bouts are already done. 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.
Besides to the official 13 junior weight classes in the international stage, two more categories have been added to the official schedule of the Uzbekistan Junior National Championships. These are the 42kg and the 44kg divisions which meant that 15 champions will be crowned on October 27 when the finals are scheduled.
Ferghana’s ASBC Asian Schoolboys Champion Khumoyunmirzo Abdurasulov moved up a few weight classes in the recent months but he was able to beat Andizhan’s Faryozbek Obidjonov in the quarter-finals. His semi-final opponent will be Tashkent region’s Islomiddin Nukhriddinov. His top national rival at the pinweight (46kg), Ferghana’s ASBC Asian Schoolboys Champion Hojiakbar Mahmudov also advanced to the last four in the Uzbekistan Junior National Championships.
Another ASBC Asian Schoolboys Champion 15-year-old Dalerjon Bozorov bowed out Surkhondarya’s Umar Toshmurodov and will be facing for the final with Andizhan’s Ibratbek Davlatov. Bozorov’s main rival at the bantamweight (54kg), Khorezm’s ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships bronze medallist Anvar Boltaboyev eliminated Khorezm’s Ayubkhon Bakhtiyorov and his next opponent will be Tashkent’s Bakhtiyor Zukhrillayev.
Surkhondarya’s ASBC Asian Schoolboys Champion Jakhongir Narziyev moved up to the featherweight (57kg) and he arrived to Tashkent as one of the favourites. The most exciting battle between him and Andizhan’s ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships bronze medallist Jakhonmurod Imamaliyev realized already in the quarter-finals. Narziyev worked well in the bout but Imamaliyev had one-year advantage among the junior boxers and eliminated one of his main rivals in the event.
Andizhan’s ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships silver medallist Bilolbek Ikhvolov landed tough punches in the quarter-finals of the lightweight (60kg) against Khorezm’s Muzaffarbek Ozodov and dominated that bout which means Tashkent region’s Asliddin Boboyev will be his next opponent. Another ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships silver medallist 16-year-old Bekzod Bekmuradov was also too strong for his opponents including Andizhan’s Fayzullo Akhmedov in the quarter-finals and will be facing with Tashkent region’s Shavkat Boltayev in the semi-finals of the welterweight (66kg).