Fazlidden Gaibnazarov

Weightclass: Welterweight

  • 5wins

  • 0losses

  • 0draws

  • 2kos

AGE:
26
Birthplace:
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Height:
5'6"
reach:
66.5"
Managers:
Egis Klimas (Boxing Writers Association of America “2016 Manager of the Year”)
Trainers:
Abror Tursonpolatov

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Fazlidden "Fayzi" Gaibnazarov

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

He is a stablemate of three-division world champion and rising young superstar Vasiliy 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 five times in his first 15 months as a pro.

In his last fight on July 14, 2018, in New Orleans, he won an eight-round unanimous decision against previously undefeated prospect Kevin Johnson.

ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael reported from ringside [excerpts]: Lightweight Fazliddin Gaibnazarov, a 2016 Olympic gold medalist from Uzbekistan, took over in the second half of the fight to outpoint fellow prospect Kevin Johnson, of Las Vegas. All three judges score it 78-74 for Gaibnazarov, a southpaw, who found himself in a tough fight through five rounds before taking over.

In the seventh round, he pinned Johnson along the ropes and landed many hard punches and he also won the eighth round against Johnson, who had never been past six rounds and appeared to be tiring. [End Rafael item]

In his post-fight interview, Fayzi said, “He was a very tough, young fighter. He saw very good what I was trying to do. I hit him very hard in the liver and to the head, but he took all of my punches very well.”

In an earlier interview, 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.”

fight history

  • 2018

    In his last fight on 7-14-18 in New Orleans, LA, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against previously undefeated prospect Kevin Johnson (5-0): the bout was on the undercard of the Regis Prograis vs. Juan Velasco main event; Johnson gave a strong effort and the early rounds were close, but Fayzi landed the harder punches, wore down Johnson, and dominated the middle and late rounds; scored 78-74 on all three scorecards.

    On 5-12-18 in New York, NY, he won by TKO (4th round) against Jesus Silveira (8-5-2): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Jorge Linares main event; Fayzi was returning after an eight-month layoff following surgery on his left elbow, and he dominated the fight; he scored two knockdowns in the 4th round, the first with a left hand-right hook combination, the second with a left hand that dropped Silveira flat on his back, and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 2:05.

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  • 2017

    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.

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