Uzbekistan’s Jasurbek Latipov can count on huge levels of home support as he returns to the road of APB in Tashkent on Friday. The flyweight will go into the match against Mongolia’s Gandulam Mungun-Erdene confident of registering his fourth win in APB.
Jasurbek Latipov was born in Andizhan in 1991 and by the age of ten was already nurturing a love of boxing. In 2007, Latipov won his first national title before earning important international experience on the way to the quarter finals of the AIBA Cadet World Championships in Baku.
Latipov joined the Uzbek national elite squad in 2010, but it wasn’t until he moved up to the flyweight class that he found most success, winning four contests on route to bronze at the 2011 AIBA World Championships and earning a place at the London 2012 Olympic Games, where he made it to the quarter-finals.
The Almaty 2013 AIBA World Boxing Championships saw a career-best silver medal finish for the Uzbek star who was eventually halted by Russia’s Misha Aloian, paving the way for a solid first World Series of Boxing campaign in Season IV, that included a win over Germany’s Ronny Beblik.
Latipov joined AIBA Pro Boxing in October 2014 with wins over Argentina’s Fernando Martinez, Italy’s Beijing 2008 Olympic Games bronze medallist Vincenzo Picardi and French veteran Redouane Asloum.