WBO Intercontinental Boxing Championship to kick off in NW China

18:18, January 14, 2010      

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The 2010 WBO (World Boxing Organization) Intercontinental Boxing Championship will kick off Friday in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, organizers said at a press conference Thursday.

A total of 12 boxers from Russia, Australia, South Korea, the Philippines and China will have fierce competition during the championship.

Leon P. Panoncillo, chairman of the WBO Asia Pacific Region, said at the conference that the experience of the fighters will produce a great fight, and fans in Yinchuan will be proud and happy to watch it.

Boxers are well prepared for the competition and most of them are confident of it, he added.

A Russian boxer named Zaychenko Wan told Xinhua this is his first time coming to China for a professional event and he is looking forward to a good result.

Source: Xinhua
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