Uzbekistan's three boxers advance to Kazakhstan President's Cup finals

Uzbekistan’s amateur boxers continued their winning campaign at the sixth edition of the President’s Cup of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Astana on Saturday.

More than 160 boxers from 15 countries including India, China, Russia, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan are taking part in this tournament.

In yesterday’s semi-final sessions, Ikboljon Kholdorov stunned Thai boxer Masuk Vuttiuchai with a unanimous decision win at the Light Welterweight.

Asian champion Bektemir Melikuziev advance to the final after he defeated Kazakhstan’s Bekzat Nurdauletov at the Light Heavyweight as his compatriot Shunkor Abdurasulov earned a final spot gaining a victory over Zakir Saifullin at the Lightweight.

However, three boxers representing Uzbekistan Shakhobiddin Zoirov (56 kg), Makhmud Gaipov (69 kg) and Israil Madrimov were defeated in the semi-finals and awarded bronze medals.


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