MTC-KILIMANJARO Boxing Club will be hosting its first Northern Amateur boxing championship and the competition is planned to take place in three phases.
The amateur boxing championship is slated to start on the first day of May.
Chairperson of the club, Joseph Bernhard said the tournament that will be held for the first time this year will be done with the aim of promoting and discovering hidden talent.
Bernhard noted that the first leg of the tournament will be held in Ongwediva, while the second phase will kick off in July and that the last leg will take place sometime in October.
“We already have 25 boxers selected from the northern regions including Kunene that are expected to participate in the boxing tournament during the first phase,” he said.
He indicated that the tournament aims to identify potential boxers, who will one day represent the country on an international level.
Bernhard revealed that there is a need to revive boxing in the region despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Simon Amakali chairman of the Amateur Boxing Federation said he was happy to see boxing progressing in the region and hoped to see more boxers showcasing their talents.
“This is Oshana. Let us leave differences aside when it comes to boxing and aim to develop boxing in the region,” he said.