It is no secret that the representatives of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan compete in many sports. In particular, the share of achievements of the representatives of both countries in the singles tournaments on the world stage is growing from year to year.
At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Uzbek national team won three gold, two silver and two bronze medals in the team event. Hasanboy Dusmatov, Shakhobiddin Zoirov, Fazliddin Gaibnazarov won gold, Shakhram Giyasov, Bektemir Melikuziev won silver, Murodjon Akhmadaliev and Rustam Tulaganov won bronze medals.
The Kazakh boxers came in fourth with one gold, two silver and two bronze medals. The only gold medal of our neighbors was won by Daniyar Yeleussinov, who defeated Shakhram Giyasov in the final.
At the same time, most of “the masters of leather gloves”, which shone at the Olympics, began to strive to become world champions in the professional ring. Of course, in this process, the fighters, winners and prize-winners of the World Amateur Championships and the Olympic Games, have a high place, position and prestige even in the professional direction.
Recently, boxing analyst Taylor Higgins of TheFight-site.com took part in a debate on the possibilities of Olympic champions in professional boxing in Rio. Experts of the AsianBoxing.info resource emphasized that none of the winners of the 2016 Olympics shone. Taylor Higgins disagreed and compared the chances of gold medalists Hasanboy Dusmatov and Daniyar Yeleussinov in professional boxing.
- Hasanboy Dusmatov is the best among the champions of the Rio Olympics. I can't believe that Robeisy Ramirez will be able to prove himself in the professional ring. Daniyar Yeleussinov is also important for professional boxing, but he is not a great boxer, - said Taylor Higgins.
Among the three champions mentioned by Taylor Higgins, the work of Cuban Robeisy Ramirez in probing is not really enthusiastic. The two-time Olympic champion lost in the first fight between the professionals. Later, in exchange for six victories, he recovered a bit.
Kazakhstan's Daniyar Yeleussinov, an Olympic champion, gold medalist at world and continental championships and two-time champion of the Asian Games, is still undefeated in the professional ring. The talented boxer won all 10 fights in which he participated and defeated his opponents by knockout in six fights.
Hasanboy Dusmatov is a finalist of the World Amateur Boxing Championship and Asian Games, two-time continental champion. At the Rio Olympics, he defeated all his rivals and won the gold medal, as well as the Val Barker Cup, which was awarded to the owner of the most powerful equipment in the competition.
Hasanboy Dusmatov started his professional boxing career later than others. He has fought in three fights so far, knocking out all of them. Taking into account the experience and unique technique of the Uzbek boxer, experts are confident that Dusmatov will rise to the top in professional boxing.