Thu, 11 Aug 1994

Top boxers join Jabotabek c'ships

JAKARTA (JP): Leading national boxers Hamdani Tomagola and Herry Makawimbang, fresh from their recent Golden Gloves victories in Ujungpandang, South Sulawesi, are set to highlight the Atrico amateur boxing championships here from Aug. 22 to 26.

Participants of the tournament, who include some 100 pugilists from Jakarta and its West Java buffer cities of Tangerang, Bogor and Bekasi, will be vying for the best boxer's check of Rp 250,000 (US$115), the rookie's purse of Rp 200,000 ($92) and the favorite boxer's prize worth Rp 150,000 ($69), all in the form of bank savings.

The championships, held under the auspices of the Jakarta chapter of the Indonesian amateur boxing association (Pertina), will have 10 divisions contested ranging from junior pinweight to middleweight.

Organizers have promised to provide life insurance for the competitors. (amd)