The Vietnam Boxing Federation has been officially founded at the National Sports Training Centre in Hanoi.

Newly-elected Chairman Tran Minh Tien said the establishment of the federation would encourage a boxing movement in the country.

Presenting the decision to form the federation. Photo: VNA

Tien said the federation would have clear and firm development plans in the near future. Vietnam will ask the World Boxing Federation for help in training coaches, referees and boxers.

Boxing was banned in Vietnam in 2002, and has now gradually captured the attention of fans.

Luong Van Toan won the first gold medal at the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in 2011. Two years later, Luu Thi Duyen and Ha Thi Linh won gold medals at the games in 2013.

At the games held in Singapore in June this year, Truong Dinh Hoang, Le Thi Bang and Nguyen Thi Yen won gold medals.

Source: VNA