The 75KG Uzbek had impressed through much of the tournament but was unable to over-come Cuban star Arlen Lopez, who impressed all 3 judges to take home the win, and the gold.
Whilst Melikuziyev was the only Asian to fight he wasn't the only Asian Olympic fighter to have some attention in the last 24 or so hours. As we've seen confirmation that Olympic gold medal winner Hasanboy Dusmatov, also from Uzbekistan, is turning professional.
The talented 23 year old Light Flyweight signed with South African promoter Golden Gloves, the Rodney Berman outfit that has worked with a number of intriguing fighters over the last few years.
Berman had said he's hoping to have his newest signing in action in December before keeping him busy in 2017, with the plan being for him to fight 3 times during the year.