7th World Military Games Boxing and the 2019 China National Boxing Championship in Wuhan, China
By T. Chin-Te
18 Jun 2019
Wuhan City, China -- Sponsored by China Boxing Association, co-organized by the 7th World Military Games Boxing Competition Committee and Wuhan Sports Institute, the 7th World Military Games Boxing Test Competition and the 2019 National Boxing Championship (Third round) was successfully held in Wuhan Sports Institute Gymnasium from June 12 to 17. Fifty athletes from 40 national teams competed in 15-rank competitions during the six-day period, which is an unprecedented battle. Champions of Men's 10 Ranks and women's 5 Ranks were decided in the contest.
On June 17, after the men's final, the reporter interviewed Mr. Hu, a boxing fan from Wuhan who came to watch the match:
PhilBoxing: “Did you enjoy the boxing matches?”
Mr. Hu: Yes, I did. I think boxing in China is getting better and better and more popular.
PhilBoxing: Who do you think contributed to the popularity of boxing in China?
Mr. Hu: To be honest, I think many great boxers all over the world have contributed to the popularity of boxing in China. Although, boxing’s market in China is not yet that matured and has at least a few years or even a decade before it will reach its peak. I would say that even Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson and most recently the only 8 division world champion Manny Paquiao, they all have influenced the development of boxing in China.
PhilBoxing: "Are you aware of the news that WBA world champion Manny Pacquiao and WBA super champion Keith Thurman will compete in the welterweight world championship unification title fight in Las Vegas, USA on July 20, 2019?"
Mr. Hu: "Of course, my friends and I cannot wait to watch the match and looking forward to seeing the live broadcast of it."
PhilBoxing: "Who do you think will win the match? Manny Pacquiao, now 40, or Keith Thurman who is only 30 years old and undefeated?"
Mr. Hu: "Manny Pacquiao, of course. He is the champion of world boxing for many years, the Asian destroyer! He is a great warrior and our idol! We always cheer for him! "
PhilBoxing: "Thank you very much!"
Tsai, Chin Te of Philboxing.com reporting from Wuhan City, China
记者: Tsai, Chin Te of Philboxing.com
第七届世界军人运动会拳击测试赛暨2019年全国拳击锦标赛（第三站），中国拳击手奋勇拼搏 / Chinese local boxers at the 7th World Military Games Boxing Preparations and the 2019 China National Boxing Championship (third-round), Wuhan, China, gave their all!
从右到左：武汉拳击粉丝胡巍先生；91KG级别铜牌奖获得者阿迪力•艾力（天津代表队）；石家庄狂热拳击粉丝王殿波先生。 / From right to left: Mr. Hu Wei a boxing fan from Wuhan; Adili Aili 2nd runner of the 91 kg. category (member of the Tianjin City team); and Mr. Wang Dianbo of Shijiazhuang, China, a rabid boxing fan.
Tsai, Chin Te --Philboxing.com 来自中国武汉报道
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