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2016 Rio Olympics Men’s Boxing: Uzbekistan wins first gold medal in tournament

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The country of Uzbekistan bagged the first gold medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics Men’s boxing tournament. This occurred in the light flyweight division of the boxing competition in Brazil.

Uzbekistan’s Hasanboy Dusmatov is triumphant over Colombia’s Yurberjen Martinez. Dusmatov won via unanimous decision on the judges’ scorecards.

The Uzbekistan boxer outboxes the Colombian in the first two rounds of the bout in which his opponent never recovered. Dusmatov bagged the gold medal in this division of the 2016 Rio Olympics men’s boxing while Martinez and Hernandez pocketed the silver and bronze medals respectively.

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Hasanboy has been dominant since the start of the 2016 Rio Olympics Men’s boxing light flyweight tournament. He earlier defeated his opponents from Mexico, Kazakhstan and the United States before going up against Colombia in the finals. The fighter from Uzbekistan did not really encounter a problem as he cruised to unanimous victories over his counterparts.

Aside from winning the first boxing gold in the tournament, Dusmatov also gave his country their first gold medal in the Rio Olympics.

The Uzbekistan boxer attributes this win to his good preparation prior to his matches.

“I did everything that was planned before the fight, all the tactics, and techniques I have been taught by my coach,” Hasanboy said.

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Dusmatov also won a gold medal in the light flyweight division in the Asian Amateur Boxing Championship last year. This event happened in Bangkok, Thailand.

Hasanboy is just 23-years-old and he might defend his gold medal in the division at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The Uzbekistan delegation would surely be proud of the achievement of Dustamov in the 2016 Rio Olympics Men’s boxing competition. Their boxer could still add more medals before possibly turning professional in the future.

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