International fighters to meet at charity boxing tournament for flood victims

Untitled-1-72THE Myanmar Traditional Boxing Federation, in cooperation with Yangon Press Group and the Myanmar Media Group will organise a charity tournament for flood victims in February in Yangon.
The major purpose of the contest is to provide assistance to victims nationwide who suffered from floods during the last monsoon. The heavy rains in June and July of last year caused floods in wide parts of the country, leaving many homeless.
Five Japanese boxers named Kazuki, Takashi Inamine, Kenso, Masato Tanak and Kiyoshi Tamura, an Australian Hartley Jackson, Italy’s Coean Neel and James Aideen from New Zealand will participate in the event.
In men and women’s events, eight male athletes from Japan, Britain and the U.S, and four female fighters from Japan,
Australia and the U.S have already registered to take part in the contest.
Kyar (Tiger) Ba Hein will fight against Hsinyinelay (Wild Elephant) at the Myanmar traditional boxing contest, an organiser said.
The contest will be held on 12 February at Theinbyu Gymnasium at 5 p.m. Sports fans need to pay a fee of K100,000, K70,000, K50,000, K30,000 and K20,000 each for the boxing events.

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