|The first HBF Boxing Tournament (another name Pro Boxing Tournament), is organised by Hồ Chí Minh City Boxing Federation. — Photo giaoduc.edu.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — For the first time, Việt Nam is holding a first professional boxing tournament.
The HBF Boxing Tournament is being organised by Hồ Chí Minh City Boxing Federation.
Fighters who are above 18 years-old of any nationality and legally residing in Việt Nam are eligible to enter.
Chairman of the federation Nguyễn Đức An Sơn said boxing in HCM City is witnessing fast development, “Therefore, we decided to organise the tournament under the standard of the international boxing federation, with hopes to seek out talents for Việt Nam’s boxing, as well as helping upgrade it to a professional level.”
The tournament is scheduled to take place every two months, with 10 fights each time.
The prize for winning a fight is US$428, the loser gets $214 and winning by knock-out gets extra $85.
The first tournament will be held at Lan Anh Sports Club, District 10 on September 30. — VNS