The Boxing Training Center in Mehdi Huseynzade Sumgayit City Stadium has started its activities.
Idman.biz informs that the boxers of Sumgayit had their first training session there.
The total area of the center, built with the support of ABF, is 1441 m2 and consists of 3 floors. There is a buffet, a kitchen and a registration room. On the second floor there is a training area. It also has a sauna, 2 changing rooms and is equipped with all sports equipment for exercise. The trainer, doctor and massage rooms are located on the third floor. There is also a gym.
Director of the Boxing Training Center Shahin Imranov said that since the Sumgayit City Stadium was put into use in 1966, the boxing department has been operating there. According to the prize-winner of the Beijing-2008 Summer Olympic Games, he started training here: "In 1992, I started learning the secrets of boxing under the guidance of Eldar Abilov here. A number of titled boxers of Sumgait grew up here and successfully represented our country in international arenas. We believe that we will continue this with confidence. There are athletes who promise good prospects."
He noted that 12 coaches will work in the Boxing Training Center. In preparation, 25-30 teenagers will be able to train at the same time.
Imranov emphasized that the first training session at the gym equipped with equipment that meets international standards was at a high level: "Even though we have just started training, there is a high interest in boxing in Sumgayit. European and world prize-winners among juniors also took part in the first training. Each of them is satisfied with the created conditions."
The director said that the Boxing Training Center will soon be of great benefit to the country's sports. Clubs will also be able to hold training camps in the center, which will be the base of the team.
It should be noted that on October 23, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev got acquainted with the conditions created after the reconstruction at the Sumgayit City Stadium named after Mehdi Huseynzade. The President of Azerbaijan was also informed about the Sumgayit Boxing Training Center built in the auxiliary building of the arena.