The Best of the Asians 2017 project has finished and 14 winners have been named in 14 different categories. The voting showed a great success in the recent days, Asian Boxing Confederation received record number of votes during the process which shows the great commitment of the sport.
Welterweight (69kg) boxer Uzbekistan's Shakhram Giyasov won the Best Asian Man Elite Boxers Award. The 24-year-old boxer was named as the Best Asian Discovery in 2016 and after his silver medal in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, he won the title in the Tashkent 2017 ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships and also in the Hamburg 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships by large margin of differences.
Voting (Top3): 1. Shakhram Giyasov UZB 57.2%; 2. Hasanboy Dusmatov UZB 32.8%; 3. Kairat Yeraliyev KAZ 6.1%
Uzbekistan Boxing Federation won The Best Asian National Federation in 2017 Award.
Uzbekistan is one of the key nation in Asia and in the World in our sport and their boxers worked well in the big events in 2017. Uzbekistan Boxing Federation hosted sensationally the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships where their boxers won nine gold medals. Uzbekistan topped the team rankings also in the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in Bangkok and following that their elite boxers achieved six medals in the Hamburg 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships.
Voting (Top3): 1. Uzbekistan Boxing Federation 91%; 2. Thailand Boxing Association & Association of the Boxing Alliances of the Philippines 3.6%-3.6%