Tashkent, Uzbekistan, October 28, 2019: The future looks bright for boxing in Uzbekistan with the country’s young crop winning 20 medals, including eight golds, at the Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates earlier this month.
A total of 26 countries took part in the tournament for age groups between 15 and 16 years, with Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, India and China leading the way.
The gold medals were won by Aziz Zokirov (63kg), Login Petrov (70kg), Nusratbek Tokhirov (75kg), Jahongir Zokirov (+80kg), Sabina Bobokulova (48kg), Feruza Kazakova (50kg), Nigina Uktamova (52kg) and Azizbek Tojiyev (63kg).
“Asia is developing at a fast rate,” said Pat Fiacco, former president of Boxing Canada who was a technical delegate at the tournament.
“Uzbekistan, China, Kazakhstan and India were the nations that impressed me most. However, I was also impressed with the boxers from the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Palestine. I say this because they boxed and fought with such pride and determination and I believe they will be the powerhouses of the future,” Fiacco added.