Several surprise results have been delivered by young hopes in the day of the finals, Saidjamshid Jafarov, Temurkhon Soburov and Madiyar Saidrakhimov won the elite national titles at the very first time. The youngest winner of the Uzbekistan Elite National Championships was 19-year-old Asadkhudja Muydinkhodjayev.
The number of the boxers was more than 330 in the Uzbekistan Elite National Championships including 85 female and 248 male boxers in Tashkent. The figures were less than the average from the previous years which is the effect of the pandemic and the long quarantine period. The most popular categories in the national event were 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 were eligible to attend in the Uzbekistan Elite National Championships where the venue was the Universal Sport Complex in Tashkent. Altogether 20 champions including ten female boxers won the titles in the Uzbekistan Elite National Championships.
Nodirjon Mirzakhmedov is the defending ASBC Asian Champion at the light flyweight (49kg) who had a teenage rival in the final of the National Championships, Ibrokhim Ishjonov and the nine-years older veteran managed to win that contest. Bukhara’s Islamic Solidarity Games bronze medallist Mironshokh Ibragimov had also a youth rival in the final, Pavlyukov Youth Memorial Tournament winner Shakhzod Muzaffarov and his routine controlled the tough flyweight (52kg) contest.
AIBA World Champion and ASBC Asian Champion Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov used the national event as preparation for the Tokyo Olympic Games. The featherweight (57kg) boxer defeated 19-year-old Khurshidbek Rasuljonov in the third final of the national event. Tashkent region’s Youth Olympic Champion Abdumalik Khalakov was too quick for Asian Games silver medallist Shunkor Abdurasulov in the final of the lightweight (60kg).
Multiple international junior and youth tournaments winner 19-year-old Asadkhudja Muydinkhodjayev walked over to the gold medal of the light welterweight (63kg) following his opponent Aliyor Noraliyev was unable to box against him. Asian Games winner Bobo-Usmon Baturov had difficulties in the first round of the welterweight (69kg) final against ASBC Asian Junior Champion 19-year-old Javlonbek Yuldashev but his condition was better in the final round than his younger rival.
Odiljon Aslonov of Bukhara was the defending champion at the middleweight (75kg) but he lost his throne to former Youth National Champion Saidjamshid Jafarov who won the elite title at the very first time. The biggest sensation of the whole event was delivered by Ferghana’s promising Temurkhon Soburov who defeated the stars of the light heavyweight (81kg) including AIBA World Boxing Championships silver medallist Dilshodbek Ruzmetov in the final.
Madiyar Saidrakhimov is the defending World Military Games winner and the 23-year-old heavyweight (91kg) boxer defeated the No.1 of the category, AIBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Sanjar Tursunov at the very first time. In the absence of AIBA World Champion Bakhodir Jalolov, ASBC Asian Youth Champion Lazizbek Mullajanov won the super heavyweight (+91kg) following his ASBC Asian Junior Champion 17-year-old Jakhongir Zokirov was unable to box against him.
List of the winners in the Uzbekistan Men’s Elite National Championships
49kg: Nodirjon Mirzakhmedov
52kg: Mironshokh Ibragimov
57kg: Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov
60kg: Abdumalik Khalakov
63kg: Asadkhudja Muydinkhodjayev
69kg: Bobo-Usmon Baturov
75kg: Saidjamshid Jafarov
81kg: Temurkhon Soburov
91kg: Madiyar Saidrakhimov
+91kg: Lazizbek Mullajanov