The women’s finals delivered fantastic successes for the Asian boxers at the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in Kielce, Poland.
Ten female boxers earned their titles in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships and among them eight have been collected by the Asians.
Altogether 414 boxers from 52 nations are attending in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships. Many of the Asian National Federations worked hard to give chances to their youth boxers to compete in the international stage again and 11 sent their talents to Kielce.
Boxers who were born in 2002 and in 2003 are eligible to attend in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in Kielce which is the first ever global event in Poland.
Uzbekistan’s historical success was taken by Nigina Uktamova
Uzbekistan’s Nigina Uktamova arrived to the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships as the main favourite of the women’s bantamweight (54kg) and she realized her golden dreams in Kielce. Uktamova robbed into the world of boxing when she won the gold medal at the Fujairah 2019 ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships.
The 17-year-old eliminated Russia’s Anastasia Kirienko in the semi-finals and in the final she had difficulties in the first round against Ukraine’s Khrystyna Lakiichuk. Her European opponent used her long distance tactic in the first round well but after that Uktamova changed her rhythm and turned back the contest delivering Uzbekistan’s historical gold in the women’s level.
Women’s 64kg – Uzbekistan’s Elite National Champion Mokhinabonu Abdullaeva missed her final contest
Russia’s EUBC European Youth Champion Azalia Amineva was with all odds on her favor to obtain the gold medal in the category, before the start of the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships. Her final opponent was an experienced boxer, Uzbekistan’s Elite National Champion Mokhinabonu Abdullaeva. The taller Russian trusted on her footwork and kept the distance in the first exchanges, while Abdullaeva could not maintain the range.
Amineva took advantage of Abdullaeva’s faults and she led in each scorecard after three minutes of the first round. The Uzbek talent received theproper instructions in the first break and she was more patient in the second round, and waited for the best moments to land punches. Amineva’s strategy worked better and she enjoyed the final round well when she felt that she would be Russia’s first gold medallist in Kielce