Eindhoven – The Eindhoven Box Cup is pleased to announce the agreement with Hotel Van der Valk has been made to organise this years edition of the prestigious tournament from 19 to 22 October 2017. Subsequently the AIBA has included the Eindhoven Box Cup in their international calendars, that haven’t got any major events in Europe around that period.
The first edition of the Eindhoven Box Cup was hosted last year during the Pentecost Holidays and was a great success. However, because of the European Championships are being held 14-25 June in Kharkiv Ukraine, it is expected many of the national selections and their sparring partners will be in preparation and will not be taking the risk of injuries entering in a tournament. This was also embraced by Dutch National Head Coach Hennie van Bemmel.
The organizing committee and Hotel van der Valk would have extremely regrets if the event needed to be cancelled after the successful first edition. Therefore has, in consultation, an alternative date been searched. This has become October when also the World Championships in Germany have already been left behind us. Hotel Van der Valk has offered an agreement in which the Eindhoven Box Cup can be hosted for three consecutive years in October.
The status of the Eindhoven Box Cup has been upgraded. Their will be an open registration for Elite Male and Female boxers in Open Class. In contrary to last year, Youth and Novice boxers can’t participate. Therefore the Eindhoven Box Cup will be an AIBA recognized tournament.
Chairman of the organizing committee, Brian Mous, has reacted with enthousiasm: “Especially the fact the Eindhoven Box Cup has an agreement for the coming three years is exciting and a step in the right direction. Now we can build to make this event a yearly tradition.”
Chairman of the Dutch Boxing Association, Boris van der Vorst: “The Eindhoven Box Cup embraces everything that is in our ambitions. The Netherlands need to be internationally recognized as a boxing nation and this fantastic initiative is contributing tremendously to it.”