On June 21, The Money Team Russia project founder Timofey Kurgin launched a contest, the winner of which should receive 500 thousand rubles, a subscription for training at the Boxing Academy and a contract with the Industrials sports team. The conditions of the contest were very simple - anyone who wanted to participate had to post a video on social networks that would characterize his skills. The submission of applications went on for almost two months and ended on August 15.
For another two weeks, members of the jury including the UFC fighter Nikita Krylov selected participants. Five were selected based on various criteria - such as skill, creativity, potential, age, media. Four more were determined by a random number generator. The winner of People's Choice Award had completed the top ten.
The final part of the competition was held on August 30 at the Floyd Mayweather Boxing Academy in Zhukovka. During this final, the jury members talked live with all the finalists. It was not easy to make a decision, but in the end the winner was determined. The winner is 19-year-old Valeria Rodionova - the champion of Russia and the winner of the European boxing championship.
Nut not only the winner received the prize. Yury Osipov, who took second place in the competition, will receive support in organizing the training process. In addition, if Yuri decides to make his debut in a professional ring, according to Timofey Kurgin, The Money Team Russia will help him organize a debut fight.
Another participant in the final stage - the famous amateur boxer Beslan Khamzaev - can also count on support from TMT Russia when he decides to switch to professional boxing.
In total, nearly 200 people took part in the competition. Many of the contestants have very extensive experience. Some of them, with due diligence, will soon be able to express themselves loudly in the very near future. In itself, this competition was not only an opportunity for participants to compete for a valuable prize, but also it became an indicator of how many talents there are in Russia, and how many kids are in search of a chance to prove themselves and seize the opportunity to achieve the highest goals.