Tashkent, 15 May 2023 (TDI): The 2023 IBA World Boxing Championships, which ran from April 30th to May 14th in the lively city of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, attracted pugilists from all corners of the globe. These fierce competitors battled it out in 13 weight categories, all vying for a spot on the medal podium.

The top three teams in the medal standings were announced with much fanfare at the IBA Men’s World Boxing Championships in Tashkent. Uzbekistan’s talented squad rose to the top, securing five gold, two silver, and two bronze medals.

Kazakhstan claimed second place with four gold and one silver medal, while Russia secured third place with two gold and four bronze medals.

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Uzbekistan proved to be a force to be reckoned with at the World Boxing Championships held at the Humo Arena sports complex in Tashkent. The team earned the prestigious Best Team award, a testament to their collective talent and dedication.

One standout boxer from Uzbekistan, Hasanboy Dusmatov, was named the Best Boxer of the championship. Dusmatov’s remarkable skills and strategic prowess in the ring made him an unforgettable contender.

The Best Referee and Judge of the tournament was also recognized. Tamim Sultani, hailing from Afghanistan, demonstrated exceptional impartiality and fairness in his decisions throughout the competition.

The President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, graced the event with his presence, watching intently as the world’s top boxers gave it their all.

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The stakes were high at the championship, with a total prize fund of $5.2 million USD up for grabs. The winners received a whopping $200,000 USD, while silver medallists took home $100,000 USD and bronze medallists received $50,000 USD each.

To commemorate the tenacity and fighting spirit of the athletes who finished in second place, they were awarded the special trophy “Will to Win,” named after the legendary Soviet boxer Andrei Borzenko.