Uzbekistan had a successful start on the 6th day of the AIBA World Championship after Nodirjon Mirzakhmedov's victory in the under-48 kg against Nesbitt Rickey of Ireland.
Odiljon Aslonov (80 kg) defeated Italian Simone Fiori by split decision. Now, Aslonov will have to face the American Robby Gonzales in the next stage. Gonzalez managed to pass after defeating Sachin Kumar by split decision.
Mujibullo Tursunov, who earned a silver medal at the CISM Military World Boxing Championships, had a strong Asian opponent, Japan’s Taiga Imanaga who achieved medals in ASBC junior and youth competitions in the past. Tursunov knew that he is stronger and he had the outstanding fighting skills to win in the 63.5 kg debuting contest in Belgrade.
Saidjamshid Jafarov (75 kg), who has achieved a gold medal at ASBC Asian Boxing Championship, also progressed with a convincing victory over Japan's Moriwaki Yuito.