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Boxing tournament cut short in Rundu

OTJIWARONGO, 22 November 2016 - Amateur boxers from the Otjiwarongo Amateur Boxing Academy preparing for the boxing bonanza set for 03 December 2016 at Etambi. (Photo by: Mulisa Simiyasa) NAMPA

OTJIWARONGO, 22 November 2016 – Amateur boxers from the Otjiwarongo Amateur Boxing Academy preparing for the boxing bonanza set for 03 December 2016 at Etambi. (Photo by: Mulisa Simiyasa) NAMPA

The National Amateur Boxing Championships came to an early finish in Rundu on Tuesday due to a lack of funds and a limited number of competitors.
 
The championships were held at the Dr Romanus Kampungu Secondary School Hall in the Kavango East Region from Monday.
Initially, the event was slated for five days but was reduced to three days and later to only two days.
 
Organisers expected six boxers for each of the eight categories, but only 18 boxers showed up in the categories: 48 kg, 52kg, 56kg, 64kg, 69kg, 75kg, 85kg and 91kg.
 
Namibian Boxing Federation (NBF) Marketing Officer, Allan Narib said despite the limited number of boxers, the talent on display was exceptional.
 
“On the other hand we are doing well and we are getting results, as truly there are boys with international standard skills and talents,” Narib said.
 
He expressed hope that they would be able to travel for continental and/or international competitions in the near future.
It was the first National Amateur Boxing Championships for the year 2017.



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