November 26, 2012 - 16:58 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships, due in Yerevan from November 25 to December 8 will contribute to development of Armenia’s boxing, president of RA Boxing Federation said.
“50 delegations have already arrived in Armenia, with Congo and Gambia having withdrawn from participation at the last moment,” Arman Muradyan said, adding that 620 boxers from 68 countries will compete at the championships.
“Hope, Armenian boxers will justify our expectations. After all, they will perform in homeland, which will give renewed impetus,” he said, noting that the championships budget totals AMD 320 mln.
Mr. Muradyan further voiced readiness to organize a 2016 Olympic qualification tournament.