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16-09-2014, 18:13

Boxing Tournament to Memory of Hody Kenjaev to Kick Off in Northern Tajikistan


Avesta.Tj | 16.09.2014 | Open boxing tournament will take place in Gafurov district, Tajikistan’s northern province of Sughd, from Sept 24 to 28, the district’s administration said on Tuesday.


120 athletes, including boxers from Kyrgyzstan’s Djalalabad and Osh provinces, have already confirmed their participation in the boxing competition.


The local authorities allocated 10 thousand somoni for this tournament. The same amount was also allocated by the sponsors of the event.


The boxers from neighboring countries can also take part in this completion.


The boxing tournament is dedicated to the memory of Soviet Union Hero Hody Kenjaev.


Hody Kenjaev was born in Kostakoz village (currently Histevarz) of Sughd province on Oct. 25, 1914. He participated in the Great Patriotic War since December, 1942.  Kenjaev was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union for courage and heroism.