The competition was named by the hero of the Soviet Union Mr. Korotkov and the competition began on the Victory Day in Khabarovsk. Besides to the Russian teams, many European and Asian squads decided to attend in the strong Korotkov Memorial Tournament including Uzbekistan, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, China, DPR Korea and Mongolia.
Uzbekistan’s boxers won two gold medals at the Korotkov Memorial Tournament in Khabarovsk.
Their strong hopes have been divided and some of them attended in the Governor Cup in St. Petersburg while others competed in the Korotkov Memorial Tournament in Khabarovsk. Uzbekistan’s tough flyweight (52kg) boxer Abrorjon Kodirov used up his strong WSB experiences to beat Japan’s Ryomei Tanaka in the final of the event.
Uzbekistan’s second gold medal was taken by ASBC Asian Youth Champion and AIBA Junior World Champion Bilolbek Mirzarakhimov who stopped Russia’s Ivan Stypin in the final of the welterweight (69kg).
Lazizbek Mullajonov faced Uosry Rezk from Egypt at the Men’s Super-Heavyweight final, but Egyptian won the final bout by winning points as Mullajonov finished the tournament with a silver medal.