Riga Open 2016 International Boxing Championship was held in Riga, Latvia on December 8-10.
Uzbekistan team participated with five boxers in the championship and gained five medals including four gold medals.
As we have already informed, all the five boxers booked places for final bouts after successful participation in semifinals.
In the first match of the final day, Elnur Abduraimov defeated Russia’s Anatoliy Zyrnov at Light Bantamweight. Abdulhay Sharahmatov won over Latvia’s Nikita Andoshchuks at lightweight.
Unfortunately, Uzbekistan’s Sirojiddin Gulomjonov lost his opportunity to Israel’s David Alaverdian in the final bout.
However, the last two final matches were successful for our boxers and earned gold medals.
At middleweight, Ilyas Adzinev representing Belarus and Uzbekistan’s Mahmud Gaipov faced off in the final way to the gold medal. As expected, our compatriot was able to win his encounter and gained gold medal.
Bahodir Jalolov from Uzbekistan beat host team member Evandres Servuts provided the fourth gold medals to Uzbekistan.
Elnur Abduraimov was recognized as the best boxer of the championship.