Currently, AIBA World Championship gold medalist Bakhodir Jalolov continues his training in the United States. He has already been qualified to the Tokyo Olympics. Of course, he is looking for a top runner in Tokyo, as he has already won World amateur boxing championships. Fans have high hopes for him ...
We contacted and asked him a few questions about the Olympics.
- We can say that your work in professional boxing has helped you to grow. But isn't the training and preparation for the fight by professional boxing coaches in the run-up to the Olympics a negative impact?
- No. On the contrary, professional boxing helps me in my amateur activities. Because sparring fights in this direction will be at least 6-7 rounds. It is known that there are 3 rounds in amateur boxing. In the middle of these 6-7 rounds, I'm trying to work as fast as in amateur boxing. I think it should pay off in the Olympics. We hope so.
- Where do you plan to hold the final stage of preparation for the Olympics?
- If the final stage of preparation is successful, it will be in Uzbekistan. Because before the Olympics, I have to watch amateur fights.
- Tell us about the most serious rivals you may face in Tokyo?
- I can't say one thing about it. All my opponents say they will win in the ring. In fact, I see it all as a serious competitor. Relatively speaking, at the World Championships, together with boxers from Australia, Russia and Kazakhstan, we took the top spot on the podium. I can tell you that. I would have mentioned both the French and the German. In general, in Europe, there have always been strong boxers in the heavyweight division.
- At one time you came across Ivan Dychko from Kazakhstan. Also with Kamshybek Kunkabayev ... Tell me, which of them was stronger and more awkward?
- When I met Ivan Dychko, my experience was not so good. I can say that both are strong opponents. However, as I mentioned above, I lost to Ivan Dychko because of my lack of experience. At that time, my weight was too low. However, I can say that Kamshybek Kunkabayev is a faster boxer than Dychko.
- Do you fully focus on professional boxing after the Tokyo Olympics?
- God willing! I will have been working in professional boxing after the Olympics.
- Fans are just waiting for a gold medal from you and you have a lot of confidence ... What can you say to them about this?
- First of all, it is necessary to say Allah. In 2016, we were defeated. I try not to repeat this mistake. I just want to get out of the ring as a winner. I would like to thank all our fans for their support. I hope I won the gold medal, if I'm lucky!