Leading boxer of the Armenia national boxing team Hovhannes Bachkov (63 kg) scored his second victory at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The 1/8 final, Europe’s champion in 2018, winner of the Minsk-2019 European Games and bronze medalist of the 2018 and 2019 world championships Hovhannes Bachkov faced off against world champion of 2013, 29-year-old Javid Chalabiyev and scored an impressive victory (4-1).
In the first round, the referees gave preference to the Azerbaijani boxer (4-1), even though Bachkov was quite active. In the second round, Bachkov increased pressure and outscored his opponent 5-0. In the decisive round, Bachkov surpassed Chalabiyev with a few sharp strikes, and in this round, the referees declared the Armenian boxer the winner (4-1).
In the quarter-final, Bachkov will compete with the representative of Uzbekistan, Asia’s champion in 2017, bronze medalist of the world championship in 2015, US-based Elnur Abduraimov, who outscored Tajik boxer Bakhodur Usmonov 5-0 in the 1/8 final.
On July 25, Bachkov confidently defeated Antigua’s Alston Rayan.
Two other boxers of Armenia continue to compete at the boxing tournament of Tokyo 2020, including Arman Darchinyan and Koryun Soghomonyan.