Fight-size Boxing Update: Claressa Shields Wins BWAA Award, Dina Thorslund, 2018 Usbek Championship Results

Your fight-size boxing update:

- Unified WBA, WBC and IBF women's middleweight champion Claressa Shields 2018 Christy Marin Award, which is given to the Boxing Writers Association of America's Female Fighter of the Year.

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- Dina Thorslund will defend her WBO women's super bantamweight world title against Alesia Graf on January 19 at the Struer Energi Park in Denmark.

- The 2018 Uzbek Amateur Championship just concluded and below are the results of the tournament finals:

  • 52 kg: Hasanbay Dusmatov defeated Khudoynazar Fayzov
  • 57 kg: Andulkhay Shorakhmatov defeated Otabek Kholmatov
  • 63 kg: Aliyar Noraliev defeated Shunkor Abdurasulov
  • 69 kg: Bobo-Usmon Boturov defeated Ikboljon Kholdarov
  • 75 kg: Fanat Kakhramonov defeated Odil Aslonov
  • 81 kg: Khurshid Abdullayev defeated Dilshod Ruzmetov
  • 91 kg: Madiyar Saidrakhimov defeated Rustam Tulaganov
  • Super Heavyweight: Ulugbek Mubinov defeated Obidzhon Tokhirov 

- Katsunori Nagamine announced his retirement from boxing after 18 pro fights and a 15-2-1 record. Nagamine revealed that he had suffered an eye injury in training and went to the hospital where he was diagnosed with an issue that has forced him to make his decision to retire from the sport. Nagamine unsuccessfully challenged for the Japanese national flyweight title back in March when lost a close unanimous decision to Masayuki Kuroda.

- Junto Nakatani and Naoki Mochizuki will fight for the vacant Japanese national flyweight title on February 2 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. The fight will be the co-main event to Kenichi Ogawa's in-ring return against Roldan Aldea.

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