Boxing Traditions Revived in Lutsk
The international match of the boxing teams from Lutsk and Lublin Voivodeship, dedicated to the 26th anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine and the City Day of Lutsk, gathered a lot of connoisseurs of this sport on Fontanova Square (Voli Avenue). The meeting of the best boxers was held with the support of the Ihor Palytsia’s Foundation “Tilky Razom”.
Lutsk representative team was presented by the department of boxing of the public educational institution “Junior Sports School Nr. 2 of the Lutsk City Council”. Boxers experienced on different international and all-Ukrainian tournaments and candidates for the combined team of Ukraine mounted the ring. Sportsmen from Lublin Voivodeship were equally professional. The team of adversaries included the winners of the national championship, members of the national team of the Republic of Poland. Within the framework of the competition there were 13 bouts in all weight categories.
Volodymyr Kupchak, a Head of the Boxing Federation of Volyn region, said that this event had an aim to revive boxing in Volyn.
Ihor Polishchuk, a deputy of the Lutsk City Council, a member of UKROP Party, and a counselor of the Deputy City Mayor also visited the night of the big boxing. He admitted that while he is not boxing himself, but likes to watch the sportsmen on the ring.
At the City day of Lutsk there are usually many sports contests and tournaments. I think, sport is what we have to promote and call the attention of children to it. Maybe, not all of them will become professional sportsmen, but they will strengthen their health and will be intent on achieving a result, – said Ihor Polishchuk.
The boxers showed exciting and uncompromising game. Finally, the hosts of the ring won 8:3.
At the end of the competition, the Secretary General of the Boxing Federation of the Volyn region, Petro Boiarchuk, noted: judging by the spectacular fights that took place in the ring and tactical actions of boxers, it is safe to say that this was the level of world boxing.
Popularization of sport, physical culture, healthy lifestyle is one of the priorities of the Foundation’s activities. We constantly support important sporting events including boxing in Lutsk and the whole region. This is a memorable meeting of the Ukrainian atamans and Polish hussars, the international tournament in memory of the master of sports of Ukraine Vasyl Lototskyi and others. As for the match meeting of the national teams of Lutsk and Lublin Voivodeship, it should be noted: Lutsk has not seen sports events of such level for a long time. The game was filled with professionalism and bright moments. I am convinced that the spectators received a lot of pleasure, – summed up Orest Makhovskyi, a Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Ihor Palytsia’s Foundation “Tilky Razom”.