Mwamba nods Samsung boxing tourney
Veteran boxing promoter Antony Mwamba, who is also Exodus Boxing Academy Director says the sponsorship of the 2016 Samsung Boxing tournament at the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) is worth emulating.
Mwamba, says it is encouraging to note that young pugilists representing different clubs have continued to participate in the youth tourney at the OYDC which is likely to produce future athletes who will represent the nation at the youth Olympics.
He says coaches and boxers should use the Samsung Boxing Youth Sport Challenge to shape their boxing career so that the country can continue to reap medals and trophies during regional and international tournaments.
Speaking shortly after witnessing boxer’s size each other in the 25-49kgs weight categories at the weekend Mwamba said he was amused with the performances of the boys and girls and urged the coaches not to be reluctant to train the young ones in order to improve their boxing skills.
Nine boxing clubs took part in the youth tourney which include Rising Hope, Youth Empowerment, Youth Amory, Njodvu, Olynpafrica, Green Buffaloes, and club MK.
74 boxers of which 12 were girls slugged it out in 37 bouts.
Meanwhile, hundreds of boxing enthusiasts who thronged the Olympic Youth Development Centre were entertained with breathe taking fistful fights from boxers below the age of 15.
There was jubilation from spectators as the boxers exchanged punches right, left, center and back and forth making it look like it was the Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fight, while leaving weak opponents knocked out.
The Samsung Boxing tournament from the time it was introduced at the OYDC has proven to be one of the crowd pulling sports attracting hundreds of spectators to the tournaments.