Fazliddin Gaibnazarov

Weightclass: Junior Welterweight

  • 7wins

  • 1losses

  • 0draws

  • 4kos

AGE:
27
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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Fazliddin "Fayzi" Gaibnazarov

At the age of 27, Fayzi is a one-year pro. A sensational 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,” WBC light heavyweight world champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk, welterweight prospect Alexander Besputin, and super lightweight contender 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 six times in his first 18 months as a pro.

In his last fight on October 20 in Las Vegas, he won by second-round TKO against Wilberth Lopez.

Tthe scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Rob Brant vs. Ryota Murata main event. Fayzi scored a knockdown with an unanswered series of punches in the second round, and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 2:13.

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.”

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.”…

AMATEUR HIGHLIGHTS:

2016 OLYMPIC GAMES – Rio de Janiero, Brazil, 141 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 8-10-16 he stopped Dival Malonga of Congo in the 3rd round; in his second fight on 8-14-16 he won a 3-0 decision against Manoj Kumar of India; in the quarterfinals on 8-16-16 he won a 2-1 decision against Gary Antuanne Russell of the United States; in the semifinals on 8-19-16 he won a 2-1 decision against Vitaliy Dunaytsev of Russia; in the finals on 8-21-16 he won a 2-1 decision against Lorenzo Sotomayor of Azerbaijan…

2016 WORLD SERIES OF BOXING – Havana, Cuba, 141 pounds: on 5-5-16 he lost a 3-0 decision against Luis Oliva of Cuba…

2015 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Doha, Qatar, 141 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in his first fight on 10-8-15 he stopped Thulasi Tharumalingam of Qatar in the 1st round; in the quarterfinals on 10-10-15 he won a 3-0 decision against Vincenzo Mangiacapre of Italy; in the semifinals on 10-11-15 he won a 3-0 decision against Wuttichai Masuk of Thailand; in the finals on 10-14-15 he lost a 2-1 decision against Vitaliy Dunaytsev of Russia…

2015 ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – Bangkok, Thailand, 141 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in his first fight on 8-28-15 he won a 3-0 decision against Sayed Esmailzadeh of Iran; in his second fight on 8-31-15 he won a 3-0 decision against Samat Bashenov of Kazakhstan; in the quarterfinals on 9-1-15 he won a 3-0 decision against Manoj Kumar of India; in the semifinals on 9-4-15 he won a 3-0 decision against Ahmad Ghosoun of Syria; in the finals on 9-5-15 he lost a 3-0 decision against Wuttichai Masuk of Thailand…

2015 ASKAR KULIBAYEV PRIZES TOURNAMENT – Atyrau, Kazakhstan, 141 pounds: in his first fight on 7-2-15 he won a 3-0 decision against Ivan Dancha of Ukraine; in the quarterfinals on 7-3-15 he lost a 2-1 decision against Ahmad Ghosoun of Syria…

2015 STRANDJA MEMORIAL – Sofia, Bulgaria, 141 pounds – SILVER MEDALIST: in his first fight on 2-25-15 he won a 2-1 decision against Wuttichai Masuk of Thailand; in the quarterfinals on 2-26-15 he won a 3-0 decision against Gani Zhaylauov of Kazakhstan; in the semifinals on 2-27-15 he won a 2-1 decision against Batuhan Gozgec of Turkey; in the finals on 2-28-15 he lost a 3-0 decision against Lorenzo Sotomayor of Azerbaijan…

2014 UZBEKISTAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Almalyk, Uzbekistan, 141 pounds – GOLD MEDALIST: in his first fight on 11-26-14 he defeated Doston Abdalakhakimov (no result reported); in the quarterfinals on 11-27-14 he won a 2-1 decision against Anvar Turapov; in the semifinals on 11-29-14 he defeated Dostonbek Turdyev (no result reported); in the finals on 11-30-14 he defeated Shakhram Giyasov (no result reported)…

2013 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Almaty, Kazakhstan, 132 pounds: in his first fight on 10-20-13 he won a 3-0 decision against Kenneth Sims Jr. of the United States; in his second fight on 10-22-13 he lost a 3-0 decision against Lazaro Álvarez of Cuba…

2013 NIKOLAY MANGER MEMORIAL – Kherson, Ukraine, 132 pounds: in the quarterfinals (his first fight) on 3-27-13 he lost a 14-10 decision against Hovhannes Bachkov of Armenia…

2013 INTERNATIONAL TEAM TOURNAMENT – Astana, Kazakhstan, 141 pounds – series of duals: in his first fight on 2-14-13 he lost a 13-9 decision against Pavlo Ishchenko of Ukraine; in his second fight on 2-15-13 he lost by disqualification in the 3rd round against Berik Abdrakhmanov of Kazakhstan; in his third fight on 2-17-13 he won a 12-11 decision against Shaban Shahpalangov of Azerbaijan…

2012 OLYMPIC GAMES – London, England, 132 pounds: in his first fight on 7-29-12 he won an 11-6 decision against Abdon Mewoli of Cameroon; in his second fight on 8-2-12 he won a 15-11 decision against José Ramirez of the United States; in the quarterfinals on 8-6-12 he lost a 16-13 decision against Soon-Chul Han of Korea…

2012 SIDNEY JACKSON MEMORIAL – Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 132 pounds: in his first fight on 5-7-12 he won a 14-9 decision against Azamjon Abidov of Uzbekistan; in his second fight on 5-8-12 he won a 21-16 decision against Charlie Suarez of Philippines; in the quarterfinals on 5-9-12 he was stopped in the 3rd round against Bunyodbek Mashrapov of Uzbekistan…

2011 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Baku, Azerbaijan, 132 pounds: in his first fight on 10-1-11 he stopped Kao Chin-Yuan of Taiwan in the 3rd round; in his second fight on 10-3-11 he won a 15-8 decision against Wellington Arias of Dominican Republic; in his third fight on 10-4-11 he won and 8-7 decision against Eugen Burhard of Germany; in the quarterfinals on 10-5-11 he lost an 18-10 decision against Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine…

2011 MAKAR MAZAY MEMORIAL – Mariupol, Ukraine, 132 pounds – BRONZE MEDALIST: in his first fight on 7-5-11 he won a 9-4 decision against Oleg Tombovtsev of Ukraine; in the quarterfinals on 7-6-11 he stopped Maxim Maximov of Russia in the 2nd round; in the semifinals on 7-8-11 he lost a 25-7 decision against Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine…

2011 SIDNEY JACKSON MEMORIAL – Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 132 pounds – Gold Medalist [incomplete results]: in the finals on 5-12-11 he won a 5-4 decision against Aydar Amirzakov of Kazakhstan…

2011 GAGIK TSARUKYAN TOURNAMENT – Erevan, Armenia, 132 pounds [incomplete results]: in the quarterfinals on 4-14-11 he lost against Vladimir Saruhanyan of Armenia (no result reported)…

2008 YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, 125 pounds: in his first fight on 10-25-08 he won a 15-3 decision against Laszlo Provics of Hungary; in his second fight on 10-27-08 he won a 21-16 decision against Yorley Vallejo of Cuba; in the quarterfinals on 10-29-08 he lost a 13-1 decision against Oscar Valdez of Mexico…

2007 WORLD CADET CHAMPIONSHIPS – Baku, Azerbaijan, 119 pounds – BRONZE MEDALIST: in his first fight on 9-3-07 he won a 26-6 decision against Adil Aslanov of Republic of Georgia; in the quarterfinals on 9-5-07 he won a 16-5 decision against Branimir Stankovic of Serbia; in the semifinals on 9-7-07 he was stopped in the 2nd round against Frankie Gomez of the United States…

STRENGTHS: A left-hander with an aggressive style, good skills and movement…has good punching power…had a tremendous amateur background…

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 6 fights…32 total rounds…

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 5.3 rounds…

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 50 %…

DISTANCE FIGHTS: 8 rounds – 3 (3-0)…

fight history

  • 2019

    In his last fight on 1-18-19 in Verona, NY, he won by TKO (4th round) against Ricardo Garcia (14-4-1): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Oscar Rivas vs. Bryant Jennings main event; Fayzi dominated the fight and scored a knockdown with a left hand in the 3rd round; Garcia did not continue after the 4th round…

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  • 2018

    On 10-20-18 in Las Vegas, NV, he won by TKO (2nd round) against left-handed Wilberth Lopez (23-9): the scheduled 8-rounder was on the undercard of the Rob Brant vs. Ryota Murata main event; Fayzi scored a knockdown with an unanswered series of punches in the second round, and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 2:13…

    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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