Fazlidden Gaibnazarov

Weightclass: Welterweight

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  • 2kos

Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Egis Klimas (Boxing Writers Association of America “2016 Manager of the Year”)
Abror Tursonpolatov

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Fazlidden "Fayzi" Gaibnazarov

At the age of 26, Fayzi is a sensational young prospect at 135 pounds. Before his debut, he was an elite amateur at the international level – a two-time Olympic representative for his native Uzbekistan and the gold medalist at 141 pounds at the 2016 Olympic Games. He also won silver medals at the 2015 Asian Championships and World Championships.

He is a stablemate of two-division world champion and rising young superstar Vasily Lomachenko, who was voted the Boxing Writers Association of America’s “2017 Fighter of the Year,” top light heavyweight contender Oleksandr Gvozdyk, welterweight prospect Alexander Besputin, and super lightweight prospect Maxim Dadashev. All are managed by Egis Klimas, the Boxing Writers Association of America’s “Manager of the Year” in 2016 and 2017, and promoted by Top Rank.

After signing with Top Rank in 2017, Fayzi fought three times in his first five months as a pro.

He made his pro debut on April 22 in Carson, California, in a scheduled eight-round bout on a triple world championship event and won by second-round knockout.

He was back in the ring a month later on May 20 in New York and won an eight-round unanimous decision against Agustine Mauras.

In his last fight on September 22 in Tucson, Arizona, Fayzi won an eight-round unanimous decision against Victor Rosas.

ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael reported from ringside [excerpts]: Gaibnazarov, a 2016 Olympic gold medalist from Uzbekistan now fighting out of Los Angeles, pasted Victor Rosas of Mexico with every shot in the book for eight rounds en route to a shutout decision.

Gaibnazarov, a southpaw, won 80-72 on all three scorecards…. [End Rafael item]

Fayzi said through an interpreter, “I moved to Oxnard, California, on January 24, 2017. I like California a lot, but I’m really concentrating on my boxing.

“I train at my manager’s gym – it’s called Boxing Laboratory. Abror Tursonpolatov has been my trainer since I first started boxing.

“The training is very different here compared to Uzbekistan. It’s more professional here and more amateur there. I’m getting better and better.

“My style is aggressive – I’m more attacking than defensive.”

AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Fayzi said through an interpreter, “I was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. I have three brothers and one sister. My father works in construction. My mother works in a metal factory. I’m the only boxer in my family – my father was a wrestler when he was younger, and all of my brothers are wrestlers. I was a good wrestler, too – a natural-born wrestler – but I never competed.

“I started boxing when I was 11 years old. There are a lot of guys who are athletic in my hometown with wrestling, boxing, and martial arts. I just went to the gym to get stronger and learn how to protect myself in the streets.

“I had more than 300 amateur fights, with about 15 losses.

“I speak the languages of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, and Russian and Farsi.

“I’m naturally left-handed. I’m married, and my wife’s name is Shaxnoza Gaibnazarov. She’s an amateur world champion kickboxer. We have a son, Abdullox, who is two years old, and a daughter, Xadicha, who is one year old.”…

fight history

  • 2017

    Fight by Fight – in his last fight on 9-22-17 in Tucson, AZ, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Victor Rosas (9-6): the bout was on the undercard of the Oscar Valdez vs. Genesis Servania main event, and Fayzi dominated the fight; he pressed forward, consistently out-worked Rosas and landed the harder punches; scored 80-72 on all three scorecards…

    On 5-20-17 in New York, NY, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Agustine Mauras (6-2-3): the bout was on the undercard of the Terence Crawford vs. Felix Diaz main event at Madison Square Garden, and Fayzi dominated the fight; he pressed forward and consistently landed the harder punches; Fayzi out-worked Mauras, rocked him repeatedly, and won by shutout scores of 80-72 on all three scorecards…

    He debuted at the age of 25 on 4-22-17 in Carson, CA, and won by knockout (2nd round) against Victor Vazquez (7-2): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Oscar Valdez vs. Miguel Marriaga main event; Vazquez scored a knockdown with a right hand in the early seconds of the 1st round, but Fayzi got up and rocked him repeatedly with left hands; Fayzi scored a knockdown with a left hand in the 2nd – Vazquez got up but was unsteady, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:28…