Men’s championship draws fighters from across Kingdom

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(Photo: Handout from the Jordan Olympic Committee)
AMMAN — The Jordan’s Men’s Boxing Championship will kick off on Sunday at the Rashed Al-Zyoud Arena in Sports City.

The championship is being held by the Jordanian Amateur Boxing Association and will run till October 8 with the finals planned for Friday.اضافة اعلان
The championship is expected to draw fighters from across the Kingdom, enabling the national team coaches to scout new talent.

After great performances during the Junior Boys and Girls Championship that concluded last week, everyone is anticipating a real display of skills and strength from the men’s championship.

“A lot of new names are competing this year; a decision was made that none of the national team members are fighting to focus on international tournaments, and to let new fighter have the ability to show off all of their potential,” Taha Mahjoub, the tournament’s assistant supervisor, told Jordan News.

Some 153 fighters attended weigh-ins on Saturday morning, while the draw was made later in the afternoon.

“Personally, am very excited about the over 91kg heavyweight class, as the fighters looked very sharp in the weigh-in process,” Mahjoub said. 

“I think what was lacking in the junior championship was the absence of media coverage, even though a couple of TV channels covered it, but the sport of boxing is supposed to be a show that is followed by people, and you need live broadcasting to make it work,” he added.

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