9/11/2017 7:21:16 PM

Giyasov wins boxer of the World Championships award

Giyasov wins boxer of the World Championships award

Doha: Uzbekistan's Shakhram Giyasov has been named as the 2017 International Boxing Association (AIBA) World Championships boxer of the tournament, the AIBA said on their website.

He collected 56 per cent votes following an online poll conducted by the world body.

The 24-year-old won the welterweight world title in Hamburg, Germany, which took place between August 25 and September 2, beating former Olympic and world champion Roniel Iglesias in the final.

He was the top seed and also won the Asian title on home soil in Tashkent in May.

Giyasov’s title-winning campaign got off to an excellent start with a unanimous points win over Ukraine’s Ievgenii Barbanov, setting up a tricky quarterfinal with England’s Pat McCormack. The two technically sound boxers put on three superb rounds of welterweight action before the Uzbek won on points.


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