Dar boxers gear up for national tourney

National team boxers are in their final preparations ahead of the national championships which start on   September 15in Dar es Salaam.

The week-long event will serve as a platform for selection of boxers who might join the national team.

The team of boxers are currently coached by Hassan Mzonge and David Yombayomba at Dar Gymkhana Club’s gym.

Boxers who would emerge victorious in their respective categories might win a call to the national team to replace the current ones.

Boxers Nasser Mafuru 60kgs, Muhina Morris 81kgs, Abdallah Kassim 52kgs, Undule Ramson 56kgs, Yahya Marrick 49kgs and Joseph Martin 69kgs have all shown their determination to retain their national team slots.
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Super Welterweight boxer Joseph Martin who captained the team in Commonwealth games hosted in India in 2010 and his team mates are optimistic over maintaining their places in the team.

The team complains lack of international friendly games which they fear might halt their performance at international championships.

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN

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