Bektemir Melikuziev is one of Uzbek boxers who is rapidly rising to the top in world sports. Foreign experts emphasize that Melikuziev has shown himself in all prestigious competitions among amateurs and is able to achieve high results in professional rings.
Boxing world-renowned blogger Jim Karas has recently identified young leather glove masters who will take part in big fights in 2021 and are expected to become professional boxing stars in the near future. Karas is offering to follow the activities of the boxers who will be in the ring in important fights in the new season.
- In 2021, I made a list of ten young boxers who are facing great challenges. These are Bektemir Melikuziev, Boots Ennis, Ryan Garcia, Jesse Rodriguez, Ginjiro Shigeoka, Sadriddin Akhmedov, Serhii Bohachuk, Elvis Rodriguez, Janibek Alimkhanuly, Sebastian Fundora, - writes Jim Karas.
It is known that Bektemir, despite his young age, has a lot of experience. Melikuziev achieved fantastic results in amateur boxing. As an amateur boxer, he began to prove himself on the international stage from the age of 18.
The Fergana boxer won three major competitions among young people in 2014 - the Asian Championship, the World Championship and the Olympic Games. In the same year, he defeated all his strong rivals in the championship of Uzbekistan among adults and became a champion of the country. Bektemir attracted the attention of experts with his brilliant fighting style.
The results in prestigious competitions among adults were also impressive. In 2015, Bektemir won a gold medal at the Asian Championships and a silver medal at the World Championships. A year later, he also won the title of vice-champion at the Olympics. He then lifted his weight to 81 pounds. In the new weight category, he became a world champion and continental champion.
Bektemir started his professional boxing career on June 13, 2019. In his first fight against Fidel Martin Rios knocked out his highly experienced opponent in the first round.
Promoters of Bektemir, who makes all his fights in the United States, face opponents who have participated in many fights in the professional ring and are listed at the top of the rankings. As a result, our compatriot spends less time to win the first championship belts. In particular, Melikuziev won his first trophy - the World Boxing Association Continental Americas regional belt, defeating Vaugn Alexander in points in his fourth fight in December last year.
On October 30, 2020, Bektemir knocked out Alan Campa in the third round in his sixth fight and also won the World Boxing Organization Inter-Continental Intercontinental Championship belt.
Overall, this boxer has won five of his six fights by knockout and one by points, and he is rising rapidly in the rankings.
Bektemir Melikuziev will have his most important fight in professional boxing on January 30, 2021. You know that he will fight in the next fight against Sergey Kovalev (34-4-1, 29 KOs) of Russia, who became the world champion in WBO, WBA (Super), IBF and IBA, the holder of the WBC diamond belt.
The superclash will take place at the Luzhniki Arena in Moscow.