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UAE Boxing Federation established

posted on 24/10/2002: 4858 views


Sheikh Hamed bin Mohammed bin Butti Al Hamed, Board Chairman of the Boxing Federation, has announced the establishment of the UAE Boxing Federation. Dr. Ali Abdul Aziz Al Sharhan, Minister of Education and Youth, had earlier approved the changing of the name of the boxing society to Boxing Federation. In a press conference held here yesterday at the Federation headquarters, Sheikh Hamed said that UAE's participation for the first time in the Seventh International Boxing championship held last July in Cairo, as well as, the Arab Cup Championship, held also in last July in Cairo, and the winning of several bronze medals, was a great achievement. Sheikh Hamed revealed that the Federation's agenda for the current season has a full itinerary. An open championship will be held in the country for beginners and the Federation will also take part in a number of Arab and international championships to be held overseas. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM)

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