In a surprising move, the North Korean government has announced that its boxers will start competing in the Russian boxing tournaments, under the direct supervision of the supreme leader Kim Jong-Un. The announcement was made on Thursday by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), which praised the decision as a sign of the friendship and cooperation between the two countries.
According to the KCNA, the North Korean boxers will participate in the Russian Boxing Federation’s events, which are held in various cities across Russia. The boxers will be accompanied by Kim Jong-Un himself, who will personally oversee their training, preparation, and performance. Kim Jong-Un, who is known for his passion and expertise in boxing, will also provide them with his guidance, encouragement, and inspiration.
The KCNA said that the decision was made after Kim Jong-Un visited Russia in October 2023, where he met with President Vladimir Putin and discussed various issues of mutual interest. During the visit, Kim Jong-Un also attended a boxing match in Moscow, where he was impressed by the skills and spirit of the Russian boxers. He then expressed his desire to send his own boxers to compete in Russia, and Putin agreed to support his initiative.
The KCNA said that the decision was also motivated by the desire to promote the development and prosperity of the sport of boxing in North Korea, and to showcase the talents and achievements of the North Korean athletes to the world. The KCNA said that the North Korean boxers are confident and ready to face any challenge, and that they will demonstrate the superiority and invincibility of the North Korean boxing style, which is based on the Juche ideology and the guidance of Kim Jong-Un.
The KCNA said that the decision was welcomed and celebrated by the North Korean people, who expressed their support and admiration for Kim Jong-Un and his boxers. The KCNA said that the decision was also praised and applauded by the international community, which recognized the positive and constructive role of North Korea in the field of sports and culture.
The departure of the first group of North Korean boxers for Russia is scheduled for next week, according to the KCNA. They will compete in the Russian National Boxing Championship, which will take place in St. Petersburg from November 15 to November 20. Kim Jong-Un will also be present at the championship, and he will honor the winners with medals and trophies. The event will be a historic and glorious occasion for both countries, and it will be broadcast live on the North Korean and Russian television channels, the KCNA added.