OREANDA-NEWS  The Russian Boxing Federation announced that the total prize fund of the Russian Men's Boxing Championship, which will be held from August 18 to 26 in Khabarovsk, will amount to 26 million rubles.

The winners of the tournament in each weight category will receive 1.5 million rubles, silver medalists — 250 thousand rubles, bronze — 125 thousand rubles, according to the website of the Boxing Federation of Russia.

Competitions will be held in 13 weight categories. A total of 324 boxers from 60 regions of the country will take part in the Russian championship.

The chairman of the All-Russian Commission of Boxing Judges Valery Rachkov said that this year the draw was held "blindly". "If the draw is held on the principle of dispersion, then boxers who come to the Russian Championship for the first time will get to strong opponents. Now, if the guys are lucky, they will meet with equal forces and can go to the next stage of the tournament. And it will be more interesting for fans to watch the championship, where the fights of the favorites begin from the first round," Rachkov explained.