Uzbek Boxers Are in High Demand Across the Globe
Uzbek boxers are in high demand worldwide, from established pugilistic hotbeds such as Russia and England, through emerging markets in Malaysia and Singapore and beyond.
Kornilov has taken under his care many talented amateurs, such as 2016 Olympic light-flyweight gold-medal winner Hasanboy Dusmatov (now looking forward to professional debut), super bantamweight Murodjon Akhmadaliev and many others.
Early Life and Education
Sidney Jackson left behind an invaluable legacy in Tashkent when he visited on a one-day teaching visit, leaving an indelible mark that has continued long into their adult lives. While his training later led to excellent education, awards and degrees, as well as lifetime instruction at his “school of grandad Sid”, many Uzbek boxers who he trained received lifelong lessons at “grandad Sid’s school”. Jackson was an American teacher who left behind an impactful legacy after his one day visit that continues today.
He served as an outstanding mentor, and his fighters emulated him. They learned how to compete professionally while maintaining positive attitudes during fights.
Uzbek young fighters possess numerous promising talents. Murodjon Akhmadaliev excelled at the 2019 Fujairah Junior Olympic Reserve School Boxing Championships, dominating his final bout against India’s Yogesh Kagra with ease. Light heavyweight Bektemir “The Bully” Melikuziev also emerged as an impressive performer with first round knockout power that led to victory at this competition.
Uzbek boxers have made inroads into professional sport. While some have experienced success, others may still struggle. Yet all have earned some level of respect from their fans and gained their thanks and recognition.
Stranya Cup 2019 took place from February 22-27 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Over 370 male and female boxers from 37 nations competed this year at this renowned tournament.
Giyasov and Akhmedov are not alone in Uzbek stable. Super bantamweight Murodjon “MJ” Abduqaxorov (9-0, six KOs) will compete in his seventh pro fight on June 15 against hard-hitting Harold Calderon; should he prevail he’ll become first Uzbek boxer to capture four different world title belts!
Achievement and Honors
Uzbek boxers have made history and made themselves stand out at several Olympic Games, winning several medals and being considered among the elite competitors in their category. Furthermore, they have established themselves at various Asian and World Championships, becoming winners.
Bahodirjon Sooltonov, one of the leading Uzbek boxers, won a bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics and became an inspiration to many young people. He became one of the country’s national heroes.
Ikboljon Kholdarov of Uzbekistan won gold at the 2016 Olympic Games for his flyweight division against Mongolia’s Misheelt by unanimous decision and earned himself the Val Barker Cup as most technical boxer of competition – giving his career an extra boost and increasing public awareness of it.
As a highly respected athlete, Mihaylov is an inspiration to young Uzbek boxers looking to follow in his footsteps. Through dedication and hard work, he has demonstrated what is possible – as well as serving as an source of motivation to people from across the world.
He competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics and earned a gold medal in light welterweight competition, among many other achievements during his career.
He currently reigns as champion in the light welterweight division and has amassed numerous wins since turning professional in 2020. With such an exciting future ahead, it should come as no surprise to anyone that he made headlines when making waves in the ring years ago. His training regimen and diet plan remain highly efficient.
Giyasov, at such an early age, has already made his mark in boxing. A professional athlete and multimillionaire earner, Giyasov has gained fame both in Uzbekistan and America through his aggressive fighting style and heavy hands – training with Joel Diaz at Indio Boys & Girls Club in California USA.
Murodjon Akhmadaliev, the reigning super-bantamweight champion, is well-known for his formidable fighting style and power. A popular Uzbek sportsman, Akhmadaliev has won several international titles across various weight classes – being considered a contender in world championship tournaments as well. Furthermore, his many followers on social media accounts attest to him being an exceptional citizen of his nation.