Rwandan boxers to feature in World Boxing Series

RWANDAN pugilists will compete at next year’s World Series of Boxing (WSB) after they signed participation contracts during the World Boxing championship held in Milan, Italy in September. The duo of Maurice Bikorimana and Sibomana Niyitegeka signed the agreement which will see them take their game to another level as they will come along the World’s elite boxers.
Bikorimana battles with Korean Park Kwan during the 2009 AIBA World Championship las month in Milan.
Bikorimana battles with Korean Park Kwan during the 2009 AIBA World Championship las month in Milan.

RWANDAN pugilists will compete at next year’s World Series of Boxing (WSB) after they signed participation contracts during the World Boxing championship held in Milan, Italy in September.

The duo of Maurice Bikorimana and Sibomana Niyitegeka signed the agreement which will see them take their game to another level as they will come along the World’s elite boxers.

The national boxing head coach who also doubles as Rwanda Amateur Boxing Association (Raba) Technical director Gashugi Kananura confirmed the development to Times Sport last week, saying the country’s debut at the World Championship earned local boxers a vital chance to showcase their talent in next year’s World Series of Boxing.

“This will be a professional competition. The WSB will also professionalize our boxers,” Kananura said.

A new ground breaking tournament designed to reshape the world of international boxing at both the Olympic style and the professional level, the World Series of Boxing was unveiled AIBA’s 195 member federations in Milan last month.
AIBA will, with support from its national federations, help facilitate the participation of the world’s best boxers in the League which feature both team and individual based competitions.

The WSB was launched to revolutionise the sport of boxing like never before providing a universal form of entertainment which will capture the imagination of boxing fans around the world.

It will consist of five weight categories: Bantamweight, Lightweight, Middleweight, Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight.

Aspiring boxers will be allowed to compete professionally without having to sacrifice their dreams of competing on behalf of their countries at the Olympic Games.

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