EUBC EU Women Elite-Youth-Junior Championships 2013: Interview with Dr. Csotony Hungarian Boxing Association President25 June 2013
Next Monday (July 1st) the spotlight will be on the EUBC EU Women Youth and Junior Boxing Championships. The Hungarian city of Keszthely is expecting 218 boxers and 103 coaches, coming from 23 nations. In the following interview, The President of Hungarian Boxing Association, Mr. Alexander Csotony, introduces the upcoming Tournament.
Dear Mr. President, After two years of absence, the European Union Championships are back in the EUBC Calendar, this time with female boxing of all ages, including Elite, Youth and Junior boxers. What does it mean for Hungarian Boxing Association to have be chosen as Host-Federation of this Competition?
Firstly, Hungarian Girls are talented boxers. This competition will be a very good chance for them to get ring-experience and get better.
The best European Boxers, such as Nicola Adams, Katie Taylor, Terry Gordini, Maria Kovacs and so on, are going to fight in Keszthely. And so, An High Boxing Quality should be guaranteed inside the Hotel Helikon Sport and Conference Hotel, Tennis Hall. What do you think about it?
I think that the high boxing quality will be guaranteed not only by the Elite champions participating but also thanks to the several skillful Youth and Junior Boxers who will fight in the Tennis Hall Rings.
The Hungarian Boxing team will be made up by 33 Boxers, who are hungry for glory. What are your expectations from your boxers?
First of all I would like to see fair play throughout the whole Championships and, obviously, I hope our athletes get good results. I’m sure they will do their best to get their goals. Personally, I am expecting 4-5 medals from our boxers but I do not mind if they exceed my expectations.
The female Boxing Tournament got an outstanding Success during the last Olympic Games of London. What’s your opinion about the Women Side of Boxing World?