A remarkable development has been achieved by the boxing game in Lattakia during the past years, through the bright medals achieved by the governorate's players in the republic's championships in various age groups.
SANA Sports Bulletin met with the head of the Athletics sub-office, Nidal Yaqoub, who said that the sport of boxing has witnessed a remarkable spread in the governorate and its countryside through sports houses and training centers, which contributed to attracting talent, in addition to the excellence of trainers in preparing these talents within specific plans.
Yaqoub added that the Lattakia boxing team advanced from fourth place to third place last year in the Republic Championship in the men's category after the army and the police, despite the difference in capabilities. He won second place in the Republic Cup this year for men and first place in the youth category.
In turn, the coach of the Latakia national team, Muhammad Qazak, explained that the presence of the republic’s champions Zine El Abidine Daoud, Muhammad Ali Badour, Jamil Jalaud Muhammad Ismail, Al-Hassan Al-Qadus and Suhail Abu Dust in our national team to participate in the upcoming foreign championships and benefits is an indication that Lattakia Governorate is rich in raw materials and outstanding talents.
The supervisor of the game at the Al-Basel Training Center in Al-Assad Sports City, Munther Deeb, confirmed that the development of boxing in the governorate is a natural result of the boxer’s commitment to the training program, pointing out that the game centers in the governorate contributed to discovering talents and preparing them for tournaments well in order to be a tributary to the governorate’s and national teams.
Jableh Training Center coach, Monem Fadel, revealed that the correct construction of the game comes through attention to the rules and young age groups, which is what is being worked on in the training centers, which are the Al-Basel Club Center, the Sports City Center in Lattakia, the Al-Basel Stadium Hall and the Al-Baath Stadium Center in Jableh, in addition to four centers that play the game in four clubs These are the students, Tishreen Club, Jableh, and Al-Jandariah.