Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev congratulated Murodjon Akhmadaliev for his great achievement to claim WBA and IBF junior featherweight titles.
The 25-year-old boxer will be also awarded "Uzbekiston Iftihori" (Honor of Uzbekistan) Honorary award by Uzbekistan President.
The 2016 Olympic Bronze medalist became the first fighter ever from Uzbekistan to become a unified champion, edging Daniel Roman to secure a pair of 122-pound titles in a terrific affair Thursday evening at Meridian at Island Gardens in Miami, Florida.
Akhmadaliev (8-0, 6 KO) won two cards and Roman (27-3-1, 10 KO) won the third, all on scores of 115-113. BLH had the fight 115-113 and 117-111 for Akhmadaliev, who also becomes Uzbekistan’s first unified champion.