DENPASAR, Bali (BPN) – Bali will host the world’s first boxing on the water that will be organized by Bali-based sports foundation Yayasan Pino Bahari Indonesia, on March 20, 2021. The event aims to support sports tourism in Bali and Indonesia.
The foundation’s Secretary, Charlie Usfunan, claimed that this boxing on water that will be held on a floating ring is the first-ever in the world.
“This will be the first time in the world that people will witness boxing on water. This event aims to support sports tourism in Bali and Indonesia. Tourism in Bali and Indonesia must rise up,” he said at a press conference in Denpasar, Friday.
Charlie explained, the event will be held on a 16 x 16 meters pool at Grand Kuta Hotel & Residence. The size of the floating ring will be 7 x 7m. The remaining 9 x 9m spool space is for spectators. Thus, boxing fans can watch the match while soaking in the pool.
In compliance with the health protocols, the invitation is limited to 50 people, and they must be able to show the invitation card.
“We will work closely with the local Covid-19 Task Force, everything must be in accordance with the health protocols,” Charlie said.
Charlie revealed the event will hold 15 matches. Five matches for the juniors, each for three rounds with a duration of 2 minutes.
Then five matches for the foundation’s members who are all foreigners. Each for three rounds with a duration of 2 minutes.
The third is for the senior with 5 matches, each for three rounds with a duration of 3 minutes. Besides, there will be also an exhibition class for 7-year-old female talents, for three rounds with a duration of 1.5 minutes.
“All boxing rules apply at this event. This event is professionally-packaged and means a lot to the athletes because in the future when they step into the professional boxing arena, they will no longer feel awkward,” Charlie added.
This sports event also can be watched through live streaming by buying the online ticket for IDR 25 thousand. An account to watch the live streaming will be given after the money is transferred to the Yayasan Pino Bahari Indonesia account number. All funds raised will be used for social aid.