Atatürk University


Boxer Fırat Arslan paid a visit to Atatürk University Rector Prof. Dr. Ömer Çomaklı. Arslan, who defeated Edin Puhalo from Bosnia via technical knockout in the Golden World Championship match and thereby retired from the ring as the oldest champion and Turkey's sole world champion, honoured Ömer Çomaklı.

Attending Fırat Arslan's visit were representatives of the sponsoring companies as well as Murat Urkuc, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the 1st Organised Industrial Zone.

Fırat Arslan, who returned to the city where he had spent 70 days preparing for the Golden World Championship match by demonstrating a significant instance of loyalty, remarked that this was the most fruitful camp experience of his life. Arslan had spent those 70 days at the Atatürk University Sports Centre.

Arslan expressed gratitude to Rector Prof. Dr. Ömer Çomaklı for providing support throughout the camp and for facilitating the delivery of the Atatürk University Sports Centre to Erzurum, a facility featuring cutting-edge technological amenities. He further underscored that his tenure at the camp was a significant determinant in his victory over the championship match.

Rector Çomaklı praised the preparations of Fırat Arslan, the initial and sole World Champion Professional Boxer of Turkey, which took place at Atatürk University prior to his victory in the Golden World Championship match. He further stated that the sports centre is readily available to support all athletes.

Instructing Fırat Arslan, who bid farewell to the rings, to train up new champion athletes, Rector Çomaklı emphasised that such accomplishments will inspire further championships. He also expressed gratitude for Fırat Arslan's visit and sincere talk.

Following the visit, Arslan presented boxing gloves carrying his signature to Rector Çomaklı.

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