158 boxers from 23 countries will fight in Bocskai Istvan Tournament05 February 2018
From 6th until 11th February 2018, in Debrecen (Hungary), will be held International Boxing Tournament “Bocskai Istvan Memorian,, elite men and elite women.
Organised by Hungarian Boxing Federation in Debrecen, the Tournament have a long tradition, this year will be 62th edition. First held in 1956, the tournament’s profile has been raised over recent editions, and in its 62th year it stands as one of the continent’s most prestigious boxing events.
158 boxers from 23 countries from 3 continents: Armenia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Cyprus, England, Georgia, Ghana, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Moldova, Mongolia, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Sweden and Ukraine will participate at this edition. Some of the top boxing countries are present with many Olympians, Olympic medalists, World Championship medalists and continental champs competing in the tournament. Hungary as the host country has three or more boxers in most weight categories.
The tournament is held by usual high standards, Deputy Mayor Lajos Barcsa of Debrecen and Hungarian President of Federation, Zsolt Erdei, worked for every details to be fixed in advanced. Finals will be on 11 February at beautiful Oláh Gábor Sport Complex.
HISTORY: Bocskai István (1 January 1557 – 29 December 1606) was Prince of Transylvania and Hungary from 1605 to 1606. He was born to a Hungarian noble family. His father’s estates were located in the eastern regions of the medieval Kingdom of Hungary, which developed into the Principality of Transylvania in the 1570s. He spent his youth in the court of the Holy Roman Emperor, Maximilian, who was also the ruler of Royal Hungary (the western and northern regions of the medieval kingdom).