20 Mar 2017 13:40pm
WINDHOEK, 20 MAR (NAMPA) The national boxing championship will kick off tonight at Rundu in the Kavango East Region, with boxers competing in eight different categories.
The Namibian Boxing Federation (NBF) is hosting the national championships from Monday to Wednesday.
Boxers will compete in eight different categories, which are 48 kilogrammes (kg), 52kg, 56kg, 64kg, 69kg, 75kg, 85kg and 91kg.
This will be the first National Amateur Boxing Championship to be organised by the NBF for the year 2017.
Speaking to Nampa on Monday, NBF marketing officer Allan Narib said everything is in place and they are calling on the community members of the two Kavango regions to support the event.
We are currently doing our final set-ups at the venue and by Monday afternoon the boxers will be exchanging blows in the ring, he said.
He added that the federation is expecting a good turnout of supporters.
Narib noted that six boxers per category will be competing for silverware. Boxers from 12 affiliated regional boxing federations in Namibia are currently in Rundu to showcase their talent during the championship.
NBF Public Relations Officer, Robert Haihambo also told this agency that despite the NBF and Kavango East Boxing Federation co-hosting the event, they are still calling on private companies to help fund the organisations future activities.
He said the NBF wants to avoid over-dependence on State funding.
The National Amateur Boxing Championship will be held at the Dr Romanus Kampungu Secondary School Hall. Entrance to the championship will be N.dollars 20 for children and N.dollars 50 for adults.