Uzbekistan's 11 boxers remain their chance alive to get their titles at the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships

Uzbekistan’s Bekzod Bekmurodov and Thailand’s Phanuwat Butchan both were born in 2004 which means they will be allow to box in the junior level next year as well. The Uzbek Junior National Champion overcome his Southeast Asian opponent in the first round and landed more punches. The Uzbek lightweight (60kg) youngster used a superb footwork to keep the best fighting distance in the second and third rounds when the Thai Youth National Games winner attacked more. The final verdict was unanimous decision in the favour of Bekmurodov who will be meeting for the title with Kazakhstan’s Abzal Serik who became technically better than India’s Vanshaj today.

Uzbekistan’s Nusratbek Tokhirov defeated Kyrgyzstan’s strong hope in the semi-finals of the middleweight (75kg). Uzbekistan’s Nusratbek Tokhirov won several events in 2018 but following his injury he returned to the world of boxing in time to attend in the preparation camps for the ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships. The Uzbek middleweight (75kg) boxer had a tough rival in the semi-finals, Kyrgyzstan’s Kabatay Mukash Uulu who has excellent physical skills. The Uzbek started the first round better and landed effective jabs and took the lead on the scorecards. Mukash Uulu has done a superb finish in the third round but his efforts were not enough to turn back their fight therefore Tokhirov will be boxing for the title with China’s Pu Yang who bowed out South Korea’s Im Hyeon Guk.

Uzbekistan’s Jakhongir Zokirov stopped his Kazakh opponent. Uzbekistan’s 16-year-old promising star Jakhongir Zokirov arrived to the ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships with perfect record and gold medals from international junior tournaments. The Uzbek heavyweight (+80kg) boxer is the son of Lazizbek Zokirov who competed in the Budapest 1997 AIBA World Boxing Championships. Zokirov eliminated his top rival in the quarter-finals, India’s Vishal Gupta and won his semi-final by RSC against Kazakhstan’s Roman Diar. He will be facing for the gold medal with Kyrgyzstan’s Argen Baktybekov who stopped United Arab Emirates’ Abdullah Al-Hosani winning the bout by RSC in the first round.

Uzbekistan’s Azizbek Tojiev had a quick semi-final at the light welterweight (63kg). Uzbekistan’s Azizbek Tojiev is one of their best boxers in the current junior age group who impressed in all of his international tournaments this year. The 16-year-old Uzbek light welterweight (63kg) boxer spent only a short time in the ring when he met with Mongolia’s Elbeg Chuluuntogtokh. Tojiev started the contest in amazing rhythm and following the second standing counts, the referee stopped their bout still in the first round. Tojiev will be meeting for the gold medal with India’s Yogesh Kagra who surprisingly eliminated Kyrgyzstan’s No.1 Sagyn Satybaldy Uulu in a hectic bout.

 

Uzbekistan’s promising Login Petrov is now a finalist in Fujairah. Uzbekistan’s No.1 Login Petrov is one of their best boxers in the junior national team who is almost unbeaten during his whole career. The Uzbek light middleweight (70kg) boxer’s father is his coach who has been working hard together to get top results in the international stages. Petrov eliminated Kazakhstan’s Rakhymzhan Shanzharkhan in the quarter-finals and continued his winning path against China’s Pan Xuanxuan. The experienced Uzbek will be meeting with India’s Rahul where he can expect tough attacks from his opponent.

Uzbekistan’s Sabina Bobokulova became finalist as expected in Fujairah. Uzbekistan’s Sabina Bobokulova won three international tournaments in the recent one year and defeated top Russian and Kazakh boxers on these occasions. The 16-year-old top Uzbek female junior boxer was smaller than Mongolia’s Nominerdene Davaazorig but her pressurizing style was uncomfortable for her opponent. Bobokulova controlled all of the rounds against the Mongolian and she needs only one further step to be crowned in Fujairah where her final opponent is India’s Tamanna.

India’s Tannu and Uzbekistan’s Nigina Uktamova are the finalists at the women’s light bantamweight (52kg). India sent a tough female team to the ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships where their light bantamweight (52kg) boxer Tannu had a tough fight against Kazakhstan’s Anzhelika Tsoy. The 16-year-old Indian had to do her very best to beat her Central Asian opponent which contest was one of the best female fights on Day6. In the second semi-final in this division Uzbekistan’s experienced Nigina Uktamova landed more punches than Thailand’s 15-year-old Lalita Chainarong.

The men’s statistics after the semi-finals

The following 8 nations have got at least one finalist in the men’s part of the Fujairah 2019 ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships:

– Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan: 6 finalists

– India: 5 finalists

– China, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan: 2 finalists

– Philippines: 1 finalist

 

The women’s statistics after the semi-finals

The following 7 nations have got at least one finalist in the women’s part of the Fujairah 2019 ASBC Asian Junior Boxing Championships:

– India: 10 finalists

– Uzbekistan: 5 finalists

– Kazakhstan: 4 finalists

– China: 3 finalists

– Chinese Taipei: 2 finalists

– Mongolia, Thailand: 1 finalist