Roma, the Monplaisir neighborhood club in Angers, had qualified five of its boxers in the regional final last weekend. All left the ring raising their arms, the title in their pocket.
The Olympic Ring Monplaisir Angers (Roma) has particularly distinguished itself at the regional boxing championships, in Puy-Saint-Bonnet. The club can boast of having qualified its five representatives to interregional. A real performance in the face of adversity. But not so surprising, if we consider that these boys have forged a mental and a sports dignity to the room Voltaire, the training place of a popular city, their district, under the cut of Jean-Pierre Maignan, the emblematic president of ROMA, and Illyas Arfi and Ahmed Zohri, the coaches.
"These good results are the result of work upstream, where we mentor young people to transmit sports skills with pugilistic techniques and the incentive to self-control. But also the values of our sport. At Monplaisir, each of the 120 licensees, including about twenty women, must take care to give a good image of the practice, the club and the neighborhood ", stresses the president. It should be noted that two provos are currently in training to strengthen a team that should integrate the new sports complex of the district within two years.
Mabingue Sall, a great hope
Enzo David, Sekou Gary, Andrew Emane, Issaka Hissen Ahmat, Mabingue Sall are the five boxers of the club sacred regional champions this weekend in the Mauges. But indisputably, the last city is the most promising. At 16, this title crowns a hitherto unblemished journey. "Today I found him below what he is capable of producing. He is young, and his round trips are difficult to manage. Its margin of progression is such that I do not worry, recalled Elias Friha, the national technical adviser after the Angevin's fight against Castelbriant Anselme Bouchet.
His predispositions allowed him to join the Hopefuls pole of Nancy, where he has to adapt to the bitterness of an intensive training, without encroaching on his school timetable: "I'm in second and I reconcile very well sport and studies, it's important not to neglect anything", suits Mabingue Sall.
Unclassifiable, because he knows how to strike, but he is as fine technician as tactician, a sort of robot portrait of the complete boxer. "He was shortlisted this year in France team", says Elias Friha. "Boxing is my life, stresses the young man. You have to have ambitions: I want to participate in the European Championships next year. Fight in 69 kg in the "means", the queen class, and participate in the Olympics in 2024. " We take the bets?
Boxing. Regional finals: Roma, club with five champions and talented finderOuest-France.fr