The international boxing match Hokkaido-Sakhalin was held in Sapporo. As part of the Sakhalin team, athletes of the middle age group (13-14 years) from Dolinsk, Korsakov, Makarov, Tomari, Shakhtersk, and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk entered the ring. Competitions consisted of eight fights and ended with the score 4: 4.
“Our guys are great,” said Oleg Saitov, two-time Olympic champion and president of the Boxing Federation of the Sakhalin Region. - We see how they grow and develop. I see that they listen to the advice given to them by their mentors. I try not to miss workouts. The result is seen and it is obvious for us.”
This is not the first match between the teams of the Sakhalin Region and Hokkaido Prefecture. Such events, according to Oleg Saitov, allow athletes to share experiences and contribute to the development of cooperation between sports federations.
The Sakhalin Boxing Federation is supported by the East Mining Company on a regular basis in terms of the arrangement of special sports events in the region and the visits of young boxers.