The Ethiopian Boxing Federation (EBF) has announced that the opening round of the boxing championships will start in Addis Ababa. The competition is scheduled to take place from December 29 to January 1, 2023, and is being organized in partnership with the Federation and Sisay Aderese Promotion.
The first round will take place in Addis Ababa, followed by the second and third rounds in Gonder City and Arba Minch. The media brief stated that the final would be held back in Addis Ababa.
Addis Ababa Police, Federal Police, Federal Prison, Dire Dawa City, Woliata Sodo University, Youth Sports Academy, Dessie, and Gonder City are the eight boxing clubs that will take part in the competition.
The winner in each gender will represent Ethiopia in upcoming international events, according to Sintayehu Tesfaye, general secretary of the Federation.
The world boxing championships for women will be held in India in May, and the championships for men will be held in Kazakhstan in June. The calendar for 2023 includes events like the All African Games, which will be hosted in Accra, Ghana.
Throughout the year, a number of boxing competitions were held in the country. They did not, however, draw as many spectators as anticipated.
The federation noted in a statement that staging contests is difficult due to a lack of funding. As a result, the federation and Sisay Aderese Promotion signed a memorandum of understanding to resolve the issue, collaborate, and promote the yearly tournament.
Boxing is claimed to have been taught as a type of military training to soldiers in Ethiopia since the 1950s. Boxing was also a primary focus of training for the British soldiers who trained at the Harar Army Academy.
The Yekeber Zebegna (Mukeria), Meder Tor, Police (Omedla), and Feteno Derash clubs were among many that were created in the army.
The Ethiopia Boxing Federation (EBF) was established in 1962.