Bektemir Melikuziev was one of four Uzbek boxers to win gold on home soil today ©Getty Images

Four Uzbek boxers claimed Asian Boxing Confederation (ASBC) Championship gold medals on home soil today following an incredible opening day of finals for the hosts in Tashkent.

Bektemir Melikuziev, who won silver in the middleweight event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and carried his nation's flag during the Closing Ceremony in the Brazilian city, was one of those to delight the home crowd in attendance at the Uzbekistan Sports Complex.

He claimed a unanimous points win over Yerik Alzhanov of Kazakhstan in the light heavyweight category.

There was further delight for the host nation when Murodjon Akhmadaliev prevailed in the final of the bantamweight division.

The 22-year-old secured a bronze medal at Rio 2016 and improved on his 2015 Asian Championships silver medal when he scored a comprehensive points win over China's Zhang Jiawei.

Elnur Abduraimov claimed Uzbekistan's third gold medal of the day in the lightweight competition.

He collected a split decision success over India's Shiva Thapa, the World Championships bronze medallist in 2011.

Murodjon Akhmadaliev claimed the bantamweight title ©Getty Images
Murodjon Akhmadaliev claimed the bantamweight title ©Getty Images

Thapa claimed his third successive medal at the event after he also won gold in 2013 and bronze in 2015.

The Uzbek dominance was then complete when Israil Madrimov secured the gold medal in the middleweight category.

Madrimov defeated Dongyun Lee of South Korea after he was awarded the contest on four of the five judges' scorecards.

Vassiliy Levit of Kazakhstan completed this evening's session as he took the heavyweight gold medal.

Levit, who won silver at Rio 2016, defeated Sumit Sangwan of India on a unanimous points decision.

Action in Tashkent is due to finish tomorrow with the second day of finals.