150 boxers from 12 countries will compete for medals in this competition.
The Asian Boxing Championship among men and women under 22 will be held in Tashkent on January 20-30.
President of the International Boxing Association (IBA) Umar Kremlyov, President of the Asian Boxing Confederation (ASBC) Anas Alotaiba and First Deputy Chairman of the Boxing Federation of Uzbekistan Saken Polatov held a press conference today in Tashkent.
It should be noted that about 150 boxers from 12 countries of the continent will compete for prizes. In total, about 300 foreign guests have visited Uzbekistan.
Boxers from Iraq, Jordan, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan will take part in the Asian Championship.
At the press conference, Saken Polatov, First Deputy Chairman of the Boxing Association of Uzbekistan, said that it provides another opportunity for young boxers on the continent.
“It is an honor for us to host the Asian Championship of this age, which is being held for the first time in the history of our continent. We are pleased to give another opportunity to young talents of our continent to show their talents,” Saken Polatov said.
After that, the President of the International Boxing Association (IBA) Umar Kremlyov commented on the importance of the tournament.
“At the moment, it is very easy to cancel the competition due to coronavirus or other reasons. However, it is commendable that the Uzbek side has retained such an opportunity for young people and organized it at a professional level.
This is a direct indication of the high attention paid by the head of state, government and sports officials to a healthy lifestyle. It will be a good rehearsal before next year’s World Cup in Tashkent. Tashkent is our focus this year as the capital of Asia and next year as the capital of world boxing,” Umar Kremlyov said.