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A dream becomes a reality: professional boxing again in Moscow

April 25 2006

Russian boxer is not the first storm the top of professional boxing. Kostya Tszyu, Oleg Maskaev, Nikolai Valuev struck the wall of contempt for the Russian boxer from overseas pros. Nevertheless, the fight for ranking points in the various versions of boxing, they had exclusively abroad. In Russia simply has not been serious professional fights. But on April 26 should be the starting point of a new era of Russian professional boxing - this day will be the first fight between one of the best Russian boxers in the category of up to 91 pounds Nikolai Popov and Swiss Nuri Seferi.

This battle will open a series of monthly professional bouts held in Moscow. This schedule will allow many Russian athletes to express themselves and to enter the international competition with the best professionals in the world.

Earlier, in Russia there was no decent infrastructure to attract a wide range of viewers, it was not professional managers.

In early 2006, the Professional Boxing Federation Russia attracted to the work of Nicholas Grammatikov - a lawyer in the field of international sports law. And in March, the Federation Council has established the arbitration courts, which will deal with contentious issues in relations between managers, promoters and boxers. Since April 2006, started boxing union, whose task is to protect the rights and interests of professional boxers.

Following this, the Federation of professional boxing in Russia, Union of boxers and a few promotional companies have decided to hold regular boxing shows.

Speaking about the forthcoming festival, General Secretary, Federation of Professional Boxing Russian Igor Mazur noted that game-opening of the promoters have gathered all the best Russian boxers, free from contractual obligations. He also said that the plans of the organizers is to conduct boxing bouts involving boxers whose names resound in the whole world, but little known in Russia.

Lawyer Nicholas Grammatikov, talking about the future prospects of the boxing show said that following the fighting in the program are scheduled for 31 May and late June.

"Our objectives are simple. When the boxer knows the exact date of the competition - he begins to purposefully prepared for them. Previously, all such matches tied to any particular "top" fighting - said Grammar. - And as for one reason or another major fight broke - and canceled all the "side" fights. We focus on the fact that young athletes can participate in our programs. In addition, in September, we intend to organize a series of fights between the Russian guys and fairly well-known American soldiers. "

Maria Pavlikova

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