AIBA Men’s World Boxing Championships 2021 is awarded to Belgrade, Serbia

AIBA Men’s World Boxing Championships takes place in the city of Belgrade in 2021.

After New Delhi didn’t fulfill its obligations to pay host fee as mentioned in the Host City Agreement terms, AIBA has terminated the contract. Therefore, India would have to pay a cancellation penalty of 500.000 USD.

AIBA Interim President Mohamed Moustahsane claimed that this World Championships would be a huge event for Serbia.

‘First of all, we are happy to announce our next major elite competition,’ he said.

‘I’m sure all the nation would be proud to host the Championships in Belgrade. Serbia has everything to organize a great event for athletes, coaches, officials, and, of course, for our boxing fans.’

‘It’s a big step toward our new competition system and also the financial stability of our organization, which is going to be less and less dependent on the Olympic money’.

‘Because of rescheduling of the Olympic 2020, AIBA Executive Committee will discuss with the host country possible dates to adjust. We believe that we will keep planned timeframe and conduct World Championships in 2021 after the Games if the pandemic situation is under control. As soon as it is fixed, this will help our boxers to plan preparation for next year properly,’ noted AIBA Interim President.

The President of Serbian Boxing Federation, Nenad Borovcanin, stated that the Championships is back to Belgrade after 43 years.

‘After the historical tournament of 1978 in the capital city of Yugoslavia, this is the second time for our nation to be back as hosts. Winning the medal at AIBA World Boxing Championships is a dream of all the boxers. And it is in our nature – never to stop until our dreams are achieved. I strongly believe that the Serbian Boxing Federation will do a fantastic job in organizing this tournament and that both the competitors and spectators will take great pleasure in the opportunity to participate in it. I would like to express my utmost gratitude to the International Boxing Association for convening such a wonderful event,’ he said.

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Russia to host new edition of AIBA World Cup 2020 with final in Nizhny Novgorod

Russia became first country to host the new format of AIBA Team World Cup in 2020. AIBA Executive committee members voted in favour to approve the bid on the meeting in Budapest on February, 17th.

The tournament timed to coincide with 75th anniversary of the victory in World War II under the motto “Boxing for peace”.

Final is scheduled for October in the city of Nizhny Novgorod.

The best national teams all over the world will take part in the edition. This format will make boxing more attractive for spectators and sponsors.

At the very first time World Cup was conducted at famous arena Madison Square Garden in the New York City, the USA. In the final United States defended Soviet Union team 7-3. World Cup was held before from 1979 to 1998 and also in period 2002-2006 as a team event. The last tournament was organised in Moscow in 2008, when Cuban team celebrated the victory.

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Finalists are set at AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan Ude 

All the finalists are set at AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan Ude, Russia. 

India and Russia fight for gold in the light flyweight  

Indian hope Manju Rani fought against Chuthamat Raksat of Thailand in semi-finals. She won with split decision 4:1. The 4th seeded Demie Resztan (ENG) met 2nd seeded Ekaterina Paltseva (RUS). The Russian won on points with split decision 4:1. 

European champion Paltseva and Rani fight for the top position. 

Flyweight fight for gold is between Russia and Turkey 

Top-seeded defending champion Choi Mi Pang from DPR Korea surprisingly lost against Liliya Aetbaeva (RUS). 

Mary Kom from India claimed her historical 8th medal of the World Championships, but couldn’t make it in final. In semi-finals 36-years-old Magnificent Mary lost to young Turkish hope second-seeded Busenaz Cakiroglu with split decision 1:4. 

Aetbaeva and Cakiroglu face each other for gold.

Bantamweight medals go to Chinese Taipei and France

Top-seeded Hsiao-Wen Huang (TPE) had three unanimous wins on her way to the top. On the semi-final, she defeated Jamuna Boro (IND). 

Her rival in the final third-seeded Caroline Cruveillier of France had a victory against Mikiah Kreps (USA). 

Hsiao-Wen Huang and Caroline Cruveillier are in the final.

Featherweight top-2 are Russia and the Philippines   

Defending champion Yu-Ting Lin (TPE) made 3 unanimous victories in a row but couldn’t make it against Liudmila Vorontsova (RUS). The Russian won in a tough fight with split decision 3:2.  

Nesthy Petecio (PHI) defeated Karriss Artingstall (ENG) on her way to final – 4:1. 

Home crowd favorite Vorontsova goes to the ring against Petecio in the final. 

Lightweight prize winners are China and Brazil

Finnish star first seeded Mira Potkonen fought against Cong Wang (CHN) to reach the final and surprisingly lost 1:4. The Chinese was super confident at this tournament, although not seeded. 

Brazilian Beatriz Ferreira won against Rashida Ellis from the USA with split decision 4:1. 

Ferreira and Wang fight for the title. 

Light welterweight medalists are from China and Italy

Defending champion Dan Dou from China went to the semi-final against third-seeded Ekaterina Dynnik (RUS). In the spectacular fight, Dan Dou celebrated a split decision victory 3:0.

Italian Angela Carini met with Milana Safronova (KAZ) and had a split decision victory 4:1. 

Carini and Dou meet against each other for the gold. 

Welterweight medal winners are China and Turkey

Liu Yang from China fought third-seeded Lovlina Borgohain (IND) and won wit split decision 3:2. 

Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey defeated Saadat Dalgatova of Russia with split decision 3:2.

The final Liu Yang vs Surmeneli is set.  

Middleweight triumph goes to Netherlands and Wales

First-seeded Nouchka Fontijn had split decision victory against 8th seeded Tammara Thibeault of Canada – 4:1. 

Another semi-final pair is Khadija Mardi, the only Moroccan reached medal, against second-seeded Lauren Price (WAL). The Welsh celebrate a unanimous victory. 

Fontijn and Price meet for gold medal bout.  

Light heavyweight medal deserved Russia and Turkey 

Two semi-finals pairs in light heavyweight were Lina Wang (CHN) vs Zenfira Magomedalieva (RUS) and Huong Ngyuen Thi (VIE) vs Elif Guneri (TUR). 

Magomedalieva won Lina Wang with split decision 4:0 and proceed to the final. Huong Ngyuen Thi (VIE) unanimously lost to Guneri. 

Russian and Turkish boxers meet in the final.  

Medals of heavyweight go to China and Kazakhstan 

First seeded Chinese Xiaoli Yang unanimously won Dina Islambekova of Kazakhstan. 

Danielle Perkins (USA) met with Katsiaryna Kavaleva (BLR) and finished the bout with RSC in the second round. 

Xiaoli Yang and Perkins fight for the title. 

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AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships starts in Ulan Ude, Russia

The spectacular opening ceremony gave start to 11th edition of AIBA Women’s Boxing Championships 2019 in the city of Ulan Ude, Russia.

In total, there are 224 athletes from 57 countries participating. Ten days of competitions will define 10 best women athletes in the world of 2019 edition.

The President of Russian Federation Mr. Vladimir Putin made an address to all the boxing community claimed that «women’s boxing has a long and eventful history, but only at the beginning of this century it received official recognition and Olympic status». He also underlined that he is sure «that the eleventh AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships will be a success».

Head of the Republic of Buryatia Alexey Tsydenov also welcomed all the participants and guests of the Championships.

AIBA Interim President Dr. Mohamed Moustahsane stated that «we expect to have an amazing World Championships with spectacular fights, great wins and outstanding emotions».

«During the last couple of years, women’s boxing has been rapidly growing all over the world. A lot of new stars were born, and more star will phone in this world championship. Now with 5 Olympic weight classes all countries are giving more attention to women’s boxing. Every major tournament we see how passionate our boxing countries about women are. During the tough times for our organisation, we must concentrate on our best value – our athletes. And to provide best possible solutions for their improvement. I am sure that in Ulan Ude women boxer will show their potential one year before Olympics», declared Dr. Moustahsane.

General Secretary of the Boxing Federation of Russia Umar Kremlev added, that all the presented athletes and officials «are a big boxing family». «Together, we will be able to return not only AIBA status, we will do everything possible for our athletes. We, as functionaries, will be obliged to return two weight categories for men and make sure that there are ten categories for women at the Olympics. AIBA has a very good future», he said.

An oath in the name of a fair fights on behalf of all athletes was brought by a member of the Russian national boxing team Lyudmila Vorontsova. Referees and Judges also took their oath by their representative from Canada Mrs Jennyfer Huggins.

Competitions starts on October 3d.

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Eight World Champions are crowned in Ekaterinburg, Russia

AIBA World Boxing Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia is over. The eight World champions were crowned at the EXPO arena.

At the final fight of the 52 kg category Olympic champion Shakhobidin Zoirov (UZB) met second seeded Amit, the first ever Indian World championships finalist. Zoirov claimed gold medal after defeating the Indian by unanimous decision.

Olympic bronze medalist Andrei Zamkovoi from Russia met second seeded Pat McCormack from England in the 69 kg final. A doctor stop the contest due to injury of McCormack. After the two rounds Zamkovoi won with the split decision 4:0.

Three-times World champion Lazaro Alvarez Estrada (CUB) couldn’t grab his fourth title in the 57 kg category. The Cuban fought against Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov (UZB) and lost in the final by the split decision. Mirzakhalilov holds the title.

Gleb Bakshi (RUS) hold a unanimous victory at еру 75 kg category against Eumir Marcial (PHI) by knocking him down at the second round. The Russian holds the first World championship title in his career.

Defending World champion Andy Cruz Gomez from Cuba challenged Keyshawn Davis (USA) in the category of the 63 kg. Cuban was stronger in this spectacular fight and he deserved the second World championship gold in his career.

Russian European Games champion Muslim Gadzhimagomedov (RUS) fought in 91 kg category final against Julio Cesar Castillo Torres (ECU). Gadzhimagomedov won unanimously in front of the home crowd and claimed his first major title.

Bekzad Nurdauletov (KAZ) went to the ring against Dilshodbek Ruzmetov (UZB). In the thrilling fight Nurdauletov won unanimously and claimed the first gold medal for his country on this tournament.

First seeded super heavyweight boxer Kamshybek Kunkabayev (KAZ) faced Bakhodir Jalolov from Uzbekistan. Experienced Jalolov claimed gold medal unanimously by defeating his rival from Kazakhstan. This is his first gold medal but the second one at the World championship overall: before he was a bronze medalist in Doha 2015.

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Seven nations shared the titles in the Lima 2019 Panamerican Games

The boxing tournament of the Panamerican Games finished with its sixth competition day in Lima, Peru where seven nations shared the fifteen gold medals. The Cuban boxers amazed the crowd in the men’s part of the boxing event and topped the team rankings with their eight gold medals at the Games.

The Panamerican Games is the continent’s most important multisport event holds every four years since the first 1951 edition. Lima hosted the 18th edition of the Panamerican Games which was Peru’s biggest sport show during the history of the South American country.

The women boxers could attend in the Panamerican Games in five weight classes at the very first time and new champions celebrated their titles. Altogether 17 nations claimed at least one medal in the Games including developing boxing countries as Antigua & Barbuda, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Trinidad & Tobago and Uruguay.


Round 1 – Cuban dominancy in the men’s part of boxing

Cuba dominated the men’s part of the boxing tournament with their eight gold medals in the Peruvian capital which was even better performance than the last edition when the Caribbean power achieved six titles. Five of their experienced stars defended their previous thrones in the Panamerican Games following the last Toronto edition which was held four years ago on July 2015.

AIBA World Champions as Lazaro Alvarez (60kg), and Andy Cruz (64kg) both had seriously tough finals against Dominican Republic’s Leonel De Los Santos and United States’ Keyshawn Davis but in the last round both managed to win the bouts. Rio 2016 Olympic Games winner Arlen Lopez (75kg), four-times AIBA World Champion Julio Cesar La Cruz (81kg) and Hamburg 2017 AIBA World Champion Erislandy Savon (91kg) had strong performances in the finals and defended also their titles in the Games.


Round 2 – The Colombian girls impressed once again and defeated their US rivals in the finals

Colombia achieved historical medals in the women’s tournament of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and in the New Delhi 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. Ingrit Valencia won a valuable bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and she continued her winning path in Lima and defeated United States’ best female boxer Virginia Fuchs in the final of the flyweight (51kg). Her teammate Jessica Paola Caicedo, who achieved silver in New Delhi, moved back to the middleweight (75kg) and her pressurizing tactic delivered for her a gold medal beating a strong US boxer Naomi Graham in Lima.


Round 3 – Collazo and Marte delivered the main surprises of the Games

Colombia’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games silver medallist Yuberjen Martinez dominated all of his bouts in the American continent in the previous three years but in the Panamerican Games he suffered a loss to Puerto Rico’s Oscar Manuel Collazo who proved strong development in Lima. Following the success of the 21-year-old Puerto Rican light flyweight (49kg) boxer, another surprise has been made in the men’s part of the Games. Dominican Republic’s Rodrigo Marte claimed silver medal in the Qualifier of the Games this April but in Lima he has done a revenge against Cuba’s star Yosbany Veitia and captured the title of the men’s flyweight (52kg).


List of the winners in the Panamerican Games

Women’s 51kg: Ingrit Valencia, Colombia

Women’s 57kg: Leonela Sanchez, Argentina

Women’s 60kg: Beatriz Ferreira, Brazil

Women’s 69kg: Oshae Jones, United States of America

Women’s 75kg: Jessica Paola Caicedo, Colombia

Men’s 49kg: Oscar Manuel Collazo, Puerto Rico

Men’s 52kg: Rodrigo Marte, Dominican Republic

Men’s 56kg: Osvel Caballero, Cuba

Men’s 60kg: Lazaro Alvarez, Cuba

Men’s 64kg: Andy Cruz, Cuba

Men’s 69kg: Roniel Iglesias, Cuba

Men’s 75kg: Arlen Lopez, Cuba

Men’s 81kg: Julio Cesar La Cruz, Cuba

Men’s 91kg: Erislandy Savon, Cuba

Men’s +91kg: Dainier Pero, Cuba

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