India, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan will send powerful delegations to the upcoming Strandja Memorial Tournament
Strong Asian teams will attend at the upcoming Strandja Memorial Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria which is one of the most exciting competitions in the world. The Bulgarian event saw several big champions in the recent decades and powerful Asian boxers registered to attend in the new edition of the Strandja Memorial Tournament.
The upcoming Strandja Memorial Tournament will be the first from the World Boxing Tour’s Golden Gloves Series in February 18-28. The Bulgarian Boxing Federation extended the competition period due to the new decisions and arranged the best hotel in Sofia, the Grand Hotel Millennium.
The Strandja Memorial is Europe’s oldest international boxing tournament and has got a strong brand name therefore high number of stars are expecting to attend in the money prize event. IBA will arrange the money prizes and boxers can earn new world ranking points in the 73rd Strandja Memorial Tournament.
The first edition of the Strandja Memorial Tournament was held in Sofia in 1950 when all of the winners were boxers from the host nation. Among the Asian National Federations Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, India, Thailand, Mongolia, China, South Korea, Iran, Kyrgyzstan and many others competed in the Strandja Memorial Tournament in the recent years.
Impressive number of 39 nations registered to attend in the new edition of the Strandja Memorial Tournament in Sofia. The competition will be also a preparation event for the upcoming big goals as the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships and many other continental events.
Kazakhstan had several issues in the last month but the country is able to return to the international events and the Strandja Memorial Tournament will be their comeback. Kazakhstan is planning to send 46 boxers to the strong international event including AIBA World Boxing Championships silver medallist Makhmud Sabyrkhan and several AIBA Youth World Champions, ASBC Asian Youth Champions in their line-ups.
Uzbekistan selected 26 boxers to the new edition of the Strandja Memorial Tournament, their top line-ups with many young talents on the board. Medallists from the last AIBA World Boxing Championships as Abdumalik Khalakov and Madiyar Saidrakhimov, furthermore Olympic Games winner Hasanboy Dusmatov and defending ASBC Asian Champion Saidjamshid Jafarov are also registered to attend. The best Uzbek female team leads by Mr. Elshod Rasulov will also compete in Sofia using the event as preparation for Istanbul. India registered 20 boxers and their national team will return to the international stage after a few months of break. Several of their young female and male talents including AIBA Women’s Youth World Champion Arundhati Choudhary will attend in the Strandja Memorial Tournament. Govind Kumar Sahani, Rohit Mor and Sumit are the new sensations of their men’s national team.
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