In Assisi opening The First National Museum Of Boxing02 March 2017
Tomorrow, 24th February 2017, in Assisi will open the doors of the first National Museum of Boxing, realized in the central part of the Montedison structure, located above the Lyrick Theatre and the National Technical Centre of the Italian Boxing Federation.
The project was created in 2004 by the Secretary of Ministry for Cultural Assets and Activities, Hon. Mario Pescante (now Ambassador to the IOC within the UN), who accepted the request to carry it by at the time President FPI Franco Falcinelli, today EUBC President and Vice President AIBA.
“The creation of the first national boxing museum is the result of general will, including the fundamental commitment and availability of the Municipality of Assisi and the Italian Boxing Federation – said President Franco Falcinelli -. The keywords to describe it are “to gather, to show, to inform and to engage.” It will be possible to admire both the permanent and temporary exhibition – concludes Falcinelli – over the spaces dedicated to conferences, meetings, cultural events, training and updating.”
Visiting the museum you can admire historical objects of the noble art like the rings used in 1983 for the AIBA World Boxing Championship, where amateur champions of the caliber of Francesco Damiani (heavyweight), Maurizio Stecca (bantamweight) and Luciano Bruno (welterweight) conquered gold medal.
There are also paintings, videos, books, newspapers, gloves, uniforms of the athletes and Olympic gold medals: Nino Benvenuti in Rome 1960, Maurizio Stecca in Los Angeles 1984, Roberto Cammarelle in Beijing 2008.
There will also be a space dedicated to women’s boxing that, as regards Italy, in Umbria had his baptism in 2001.
In featured image: from the left: the EUBC President, Vice President AIBA, Franco Falcinelli, the Ambassador to the IOC within the UN, Mario Pescante, the Major of Assisi, Stefania Proietti, and