Mirzarakhimov, Zokirov and Tursunov eliminated top boxers at the Uzbekistan Elite National Championships on Day5

AIBA Junior World Champion Bilolbek Mirzarakhimov controlled his contest at the welterweight (69kg) while 17-year-old Jakhongir Zokirov won the day’s best super heavyweight (+91kg) bout. Last year’s silver medallist Mujibullo Tursunov eliminated a Youth Olympic Games silver medallist on Day5.

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.

Tokyo Olympian female boxer Tursunoy Rakhimova dominated the first round against Tashkent region’s Dildora Ilesbayeva and stopped her opponent in the second period at the women’s flyweight (51kg) where ASBC Asian Junior Champion Feruza Kazakova also shined on Day5. Uzbekistan’s most experienced woman boxer, Rio 2016 Olympian Yodgoroy Mirzaeva had a promising rival in the day, 20-year-old Sitora Shagdarova but she managed to win all of the rounds in each scorecard.

Mirzabek Mirzakhalilov is an 18-year-old talent who claimed bronze medal at the Ulaanbaatar 2019 ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships. He tried to dictate the tempo against four years-older Oybek Jurayev and in the first round Mirzakhalilov looked strong but his opponent turned back their contest using his counter-attacks. Jurayev’s hooks and jabs stopped the young talent and advanced to the next stage of the featherweight (57kg).

The light welterweight (63kg) delivered several top fights in the fifth day of boxing at the Uzbekistan Elite National Championships. Former AIBA Junior World Champion Aliyor Noraliyev of Tashkent region had to do his very best against a dangerous rival, Kamronbek Eshmatov but he survived that challenge. Andizhan’s Zolotarev Memorial Tournament winner Mujibullo Tursunov proved strong developments in the recent one year and he eliminated a favourite, Youth Olympic Games silver medallist Sulaymon Latipov of Bukhara.

AIBA Junior World Champion Bilolbek Mirzarakhimov of Ferghana is now one of the favourites at the welterweight (69kg) in Tashkent. The 21-year-old ASBC Asian Youth Champion worked hard all of the rounds against Asadbek Aminov and managed to reach the next stage of boxing. ASBC Asian Junior Champion 19-year-old Javlonbek Yuldashev bowed out Khorezm’s Jakhongir Yuldashev in the next top contest of the welterweight (69kg).

The super heavyweight (+91kg) saw strong battles between the youngsters, ASBC Asian Junior Champion Jakhongir Zokirov eliminated another teenage talent, ASBC Asian Youth Champion Shokhjakhon Abdullayev. The main favourite of the heaviest category, ASBC Asian Youth Champion 21-year-old Lazizbek Mullojonov defeated his teammate from Ferghana, Rustamjon Ismoilov by large margin of differences in spite of the fact that his opponent had also strong international experiences.

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