By Alexey Sukachev and Andrey Bazdrev (PBFR)
Photos: Andrey Bazdrev
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Future Hall-of-Famer Kostya Tszyu was in the spotlight this Tuesday in Moscow, when the former undisputed world champion announced an opening of the new line of boxing activities all along Russia, starting from its capital and the largest city. Tszyu opened the first Russian Tszyu Boxing School, one of the ten pre-planned pugilistic sections which are to be built in ten most populated Russian cities soon.
“We hope for government’s full support and approval but we aren’t asking for money as it’s entirely a commercial project”, said EASTWARD Capital group vice-president Anatoly Vasilyev. “Our goal is to promote Russian boxing and to cultivate future champions on the regular basis. We want to let both children and adults have a chance to work under professional coaches’ guidance and to use the Champion’s methods and secrets to improve their skills”.
Kostya Tszyu will not train the pupils himself but open workouts, exhibition fights, coaches’ certification and the other stuff of this kind is indeed in order.
“I’m not a coach myself”, commented the legendary boxer. “But I have a great experience and I wish to share it with the next generation of fighters. My son is already boxing as an amateur and, though I fully trust his trainers, I can’t avoid giving some advice myself”.