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Boxing Championship of Ukraine among higher military educational institutions starts in Lviv region

The cadets compete: boys and girls from Lviv, Kyiv, Odesa, Zhytomyr, and Kharkiv

The Lviv region is hosting the Ukrainian Armed Forces Boxing Championship among men and women in higher military educational institutions. The event is being held under the patronage of the Lviv Regional Military Administration.

“I am sure that thanks to many of these guys and girls, we will hear the Anthem of Ukraine many more times – both in the international sports arena and in the military. It is a great honor to see these battles live.

I thank our athletes and soldiers who consciously decided to become a new generation of defenders of Ukraine. I thank you for developing your spirit and body every day and for perceiving difficulties as opportunities.

I saw a huge potential in each and every one of you. Thank you for seeing it and living it.

I am grateful to your families for raising you as patriots and allowing you to choose such a difficult professional path, and at the same time, a path for which all civilians in our country are grateful.

Special thanks to the coaches who invest time, experience, professionalism and faith in future officers.

The main victory will definitely be for our country!” said Maksym Kozytskyi, head of the Lviv Regional Military Academy.

The National Academy of the Land Forces in cooperation with the Department of Youth and Sports of the Lviv Regional Military Administration, the Training and Sports Base for Summer Sports of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Boxing Federation, the Lviv Regional Organization of the FBU and the Lviv Boxing Federation are managing the preparation and holding of the Championship.

Among the participants are teams from 9 higher military educational institutions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from Lviv, Kyiv, Odesa, Zhytomyr and Kharkiv.

By the way, this year the girls are participating in the competition for the first time.

During the competition, the teams will field one boxer each in the following weight categories

men: up to 60 kg, up to 63.5 kg, up to 67 kg, up to 71 kg, up to 75 kg, up to 80 kg, up to 86 kg, up to 92 kg and over 92 kg;

women: up to 57 kg, up to 60 kg, up to 63 kg, up to 66 kg, up to 70 kg, up to 75 kg, up to 81 kg and over 81 kg.

The duration of the fight is 3 rounds of 2 minutes each with 1 minute breaks between rounds.

The overall team standings will be determined by the nine best results of the joint team (men, women).

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