Dilshod Abdumurodov went to the next stage as Togaymurodov was eliminated by Tajik boxer
Uzbekistan’s second boxer in action at the ASBC Asian U22 Boxing Championships was Dilshod Abdumurodov who attended the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships in Kielce last year. He met with an even younger rival, Iraq’s Mohammed Anwar Makassees achieved a silver medal at the Dubai 2021 ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships. The taller Uzbek moved ahead and wanted to fight against his Iraqi teenage rival who looked patient and well-prepared in the first round. The Uzbek boxer landed a tough left-handed hook in the middle of the second round and controlled that period better than the first. Abdumurodov caught the Iraqi teenager with excellent shots at the beginning of the third round and advanced to the next stage of boxing.
Uzbekistan’s Javokhir Togaymurodov claimed a silver medal at the Bangkok 2018 ASBC Asian Youth Boxing Championships but he could not expect an easy contest against neighboring Davlat Boltayev. His Tajik rival was a quarter-finalist at the Asian & Oceanian Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event in March 2020 and he is also a top future heavyweight (92kg) hope. Boltayev tried to keep the best fighting distance and worked a lot on feet to find the best counter-attacking positions. The 22-year-old Tajik knocked out his Uzbek rival in the second round and his combinations were dangerous in the later exchanges as well. Boltayev exceeded all of the previous expectations with his speed and footwork therefore his hand was raised after the last gong.