Isomiddin Bakhodir Ugli Jalolov, a Uzbekistani professional Olympic boxer, was born on July 8, 1994. He earned the third position at the 2015 World Championships as well as gold in the 2019 World Championships and the 2020 Summer Games. He also participated in the 2016 Olympic Games, serving as the flag bearer for Uzbekistan in both tournaments.
Bakhodir Jalolov grew raised in the Uzbek city of Sariosiyo. He aspired to be a football player, but an accidental contact with boxing changed everything.
Bakhodir got late for a football test and had to take a boxing exam instead, in which he succeeded. His professional boxing career started in 2008, and he hasn’t looked back ever.
In the men’s heavyweight division, the Uzbek warrior is the current world champion. He also took bronze in the same competition.
Asian Championship Career:
Jalolov competed in the 2017 Asian Amateur Boxing Tournament in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in May 2017. He embarked on a flawless 4–0 run, defeating Do Hyeon Kim and Haipeng Mou in the first two sessions by technical knockout, Mohamad Mulayes in the quarterfinals by technical knockout, and Kamshybek Kunkabayev in the championship by a majority ruling.
Jalolov continued his flawless run at the 2019 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships, earning a spot in the finals after defeating Mohamad Mulayes in the quarterfinals by unanimous vote. In the finale, Jalolov met Kamshybek Kunkabayev, a regular opponent, but won by majority opinion.
After a disappointing performance at the 2017 AIBA World Championship when he was knocked out in the opening round and then Kamshybek Kunkabayev, Jalov went on to win the 2019 AIBA World Championship League titles. After defeating Tsotne Rojava in the first round by majority, Richard Torrez in the next round by elimination, and Maxim Babanin in the semifinal by judgment. In the finals, Jalolov met Kamshybek Kunkabayev and won by unanimous decision.
At the 2016 Olympics, Jalolov advanced to the quarterfinals, where he was defeated by eventual silver medallist Joe Joyce. For the first round of the mega heavyweight event, he was due to meet Mahammad Abdullayev, who had qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games.
Jalolov went to the quarterfinals of the event, where he met Satish Kumar, which he defeated unanimously. Jalolov advanced to the semifinals after defeating Frazer Clarke. Despite forcing a standing point, Clarke’s battle with Jalolov was interrupted in the 3rd round owing to a previously suffered gash above the eye that deepened throughout the fight.
Bakhodir Jalolov won the gold medal in the super heavyweight event after defeating Richard Torrez by a majority verdict in the finals.
“During the fight, he received three head hits, which resulted in cuts. Satish, on the other hand, had a controlled performance; he might have been in trouble if Brown had landed since he was enormous and strong “Santiago Nieva, the High-Efficiency Director of Indian fighting, said PTI.