|AIBA World Boxing Championships|
The AIBA World Boxing Championships and the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships are biennial amateur boxing competitions organised by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), which is the sport governing body.Alongside the Olympic boxing programme, it is the highest level of competition for the sport. The championships was first held in 1974 Havana, Cuba as a men's only event and the first women's championships was held over 25 years later in 2001.
Amateur boxing is a variant of boxing practised at the collegiate level, at the Olympic Games, Pan American Games and Commonwealth Games, as well as many associations.
The International Boxing Association or AIBA, originally the Association Internationale de Boxe Amateur, is a sport organization that sanctions amateur (Olympic-style) boxing matches and awards world and subordinate championships. Recently, AIBA has been trying to build its own semi-professional version of boxing, where boxers would retain their Olympic eligibility, through the team tournament league known as World Series of Boxing and AIBA Pro Boxing.
Boxing has been contested at every Summer Olympic Games since its introduction to the program at the 1904 Summer Olympics, except for the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, because Swedish law banned the sport at the time. The 2008 Summer Olympics were the final games with boxing as a male only event. Since the 2012 Summer Olympics, women's boxing is part of the program.
The men's and women's competitions are held separately and since 2006 the biennial championships have been held in alternating years.The number of weight categories was reduced from twelve to eleven in 2003 with the removal of the light middleweight division (−71 kg). In 2011 the weight categories went down to ten with the removal of the featherweight division (−57 kg).
Light middleweight, also known as super welterweight or junior middleweight, is a weight class in combat sports.
Featherweight is a weight class in the combat sports of boxing, kickboxing, mixed martial arts, and Greco-Roman wrestling.
As of 2018, weight classes for the men include:
Light flyweight, also known as junior flyweight or super strawweight, is a weight class in boxing.
Bantamweight is a weight class in combat sports.
Light welterweight, also known as junior welterweight or super lightweight, is a weight class in combat sports.
|1||1974||August 17–30||Coliseo de la Ciudad Deportiva|
|2||1978||May 6–20||Pionir Sports Hall|
|4||1986||May 8–18||Reno-Sparks Convention Center|
|5||1989||September 17 – October 1||Olympic Stadium|
|6||1991||November 14–23||State Sports Centre|
|7||1993||May 7–16||Tampere Ice Stadium|
|9||1997||October 18–26||Budapest Sportcsarnok|
|10||1999||August 15–29||George R. Brown Convention Center|
|11||2001||June 3–10||Odyssey Arena|
|12||2003||July 6–13||Nimibutr Stadium|
|13||2005||November 13–20||Jiu Zhou Gymnasium|
|14||2007||October 23 – November 3||UIC Pavilion|
|15||2009||September 1–12||Mediolanum Forum|
|16||2011||September 22 – October 10||Heydar Aliyev Sports|
|17||2013||October 14–26||Baluan Sholak Sports Palace|
|18||2015||October 5–18||Ali Bin Hamad al-Attiyah Arena|
|19||2017||August 25 – September 3||Alsterdorfer Sporthalle|
|Totals (69 nations)||214||213||428||855|
Boldface denotes active boxers and highest medal count among all boxers (including these who not included in these tables) per type.
|1||Félix Savón||91 kg||1986||1999||6||1||-||7|
|2||Juan Hernández Sierra||67 kg||1991||1999||4||-||1||5|
|3||Julio César La Cruz||81 kg||2011||2017||4||-||-||4|
|4||Lázaro Álvarez||56 kg / 60 kg||2011||2017||3||1||-||4|
|Serafim Todorov||54 kg / 57 kg||1989||1995||3||1||-||4|
|Zou Shiming||48 kg / 49 kg||2003||2011||3||1||-||4|
|7||Francisc Vaștag||67 kg / 71 kg||1989||1995||3||-||1||4|
|8||Roberto Balado||+91 kg||1989||1993||3||-||-||3|
|Adolfo Horta||54 kg / 57 kg / 60 kg||1978||1986||3||-||-||3|
|Mario Kindelán||60 kg||1999||2003||3||-||-||3|
|Magomedrasul Majidov||+91 kg||2011||2017||3||-||-||3|
|Odlanier Solís||91 kg / +91 kg||2001||2005||3||-||-||3|
|Teófilo Stevenson||+81 kg / +91 kg||1974||1986||3||-||-||3|
India's Mary Kom is the most successful boxer in women's boxing having won 6 golds and a silver.
As of 2018, weight classes for the woman include:
Middleweight is a weight class in combat sports.
Heavyweight is a weight class in combat sports.
|1||2001||November 24 – December 2|
|3||2005||September 26 – October 2|
|4||2006||November 18–23||Talkatora Indoor Stadium|
|5||2008||November 22–29||Ningbo Sports Center|
|6||2010||September 10–18||Garfield Sobers Gymnasium|
|7||2012||May 21 – June 3|
|8||2014||November 13–25||Halla Gymnasium|
|10||2018||November 15–24||KD Jadav Indoor Stadium|
|Totals (46 nations)||113||112||225||450|
Boldface denotes active boxers and highest medal count among all boxers (including these who are not included in these tables) per type. In 2018, Mary Kom defeated Ukrainian boxer Hanna Okhota with a 5-0 win in the 48 kg weight category, she is now tied with Cuban legend Felix Savon’s haul of six golds.
|1||Mary Kom||48 kg / 45 kg / 46 kg||2001||2018||6||1||-||7|
|2||Katie Taylor||60 kg||2006||2016||5||-||1||6|
|3||Irina Sinetskaya||67 kg / 66 kg / 80 kg / +81 kg||2001||2012||3||1||1||5|
|4||Mary Spencer||66 kg / 75 kg||2005||2010||3||-||1||4|
|5||Simona Galassi||51 kg / 50 kg||2001||2005||3||-||-||3|
|Ren Cancan||52 kg / 51 kg||2008||2012||3||-||-||3|
|Yang Xiaoli||81 kg / +81 kg||2014||2018||3||-||-||3|
|8||Mária Kovács||90 kg / 86 kg / 75 kg||2001||2010||2||2||1||5|
|9||Ariane Fortin-Brochu||70 kg / 75 kg||2005||2014||2||1||1||4|
|Anna Laurell||75 kg||2001||2012||2||1||1||4|
|Sofya Ochigava||52 kg / 54 kg / 57 kg / 60 kg||2005||2012||2||1||1||4|
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