|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). In 2019 the weight categories went down to eight with the removal of the light flyweight division (−49 kg) and including of the featherweight division (−57 kg) instead of bantamweight division (−56 kg) and lightweight division (−60 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.
Light flyweight, also known as junior flyweight or super strawweight, is a weight class in boxing.
As of 2019, weight classes for the men include:
Flyweight is a weight class in combat sports.
Light welterweight, also known as junior welterweight or super lightweight, is a weight class in combat sports.
Welterweight is a weight class in combat sports. Originally the term "welterweight" was used only in boxing, but other combat sports like Muay Thai, taekwondo, and mixed martial arts also use it for their own weight division system to classify the opponents. In most sports that use it, welterweight is heavier than lightweight but lighter than middleweight.
|1||1974||17–30 August||Coliseo de la Ciudad Deportiva||11|
|2||1978||6–20 May||Pionir Sports Hall||11|
|4||1986||8–18 May||Reno-Sparks Convention Center||12|
|5||1989||17 September – 1 October||Olympic Stadium||12|
|6||1991||14–23 November||State Sports Centre||12|
|7||1993||7–16 May||Tampere Ice Stadium||12|
|9||1997||18–26 October||Budapest Sportcsarnok||12|
|10||1999||15–29 August||George R. Brown Convention Center||12|
|11||2001||3–10 June||Odyssey Arena||12|
|12||2003||6–13 July||Nimibutr Stadium||11|
|13||2005||13–20 November||Jiu Zhou Gymnasium||11|
|14||2007||23 October – 3 November||UIC Pavilion||11|
|15||2009||1–12 September||Mediolanum Forum||11|
|16||2011||22 September – 10 October||Heydar Aliyev Sports||10|
|17||2013||14–26 October||Baluan Sholak Sports Palace||10|
|18||2015||5–18 October||Ali Bin Hamad al-Attiyah Arena||10|
|19||2017||25 August – 3 September||Alsterdorfer Sporthalle||10|
|20||2019||7–21 September||Ekaterinburg Expo||8|
Updated after Day 14 of the 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships.
The 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships are held in Yekaterinburg, Russia from 9 to 21 September 2019.
|Totals (69 nations)||214||212||444||870|
Luis Román Rolón is a retired boxer from Puerto Rico, who competed in the bantamweight division. As an amateur he won the silver medal at the 1986 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Reno. Later he was disqualified after failing a drug test.
Loren "The Boss" Ross in Nashville, Tennessee) is a former professional heavyweight boxer.
The Men's 1986 World Amateur Boxing Championships were held in Reno, United States from May 8 to 18. The fourth edition of this competition, held two years before the Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, was organised by the world governing body for amateur boxing AIBA.
Boldface denotes active amateur 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|
|Julio César La Cruz||81 kg||2011||2019||4||–||1||5|
|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|
As of 2018, weight classes for women are as follows:
|1||2001||24 November – 2 December||12|
|3||2005||26 September – 2 October||Vityaz Ice Palace||13|
|4||2006||18–23 November||Talkatora Indoor Stadium||13|
|5||2008||22–29 November||Ningbo Sports Center||13|
|6||2010||10–18 September||Garfield Sobers Gymnasium||10|
|7||2012||21 May – 3 June||10|
|8||2014||13–25 November||Halla Gymnasium||10|
|10||2018||15–24 November||KD Jadav Indoor Stadium||10|
|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|
The boxing competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney was held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour. The event was only open to men and bouts were contested over four rounds of two minutes each. Five judges scored the fighters in real time and the boxer with the most points at the end was the winner.
The boxing programme of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China was held at the Workers Indoor Arena.
Thailand national amateur boxing athletes represents Thailand in regional, continental and world competitions and tournaments sanctioned by the amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA).m
South Korea national amateur boxing athletes represents South Korea in regional, continental and world matches and tournaments sanctioned by the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA).
Syria national amateur boxing athletes represents Syria in regional, continental and world tournaments and matches sanctioned by the amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA).
The United States National Boxing Championships bestow the title of United States Champion on Olympic boxers for winning the annual national Olympic boxing tournament organized by USA Boxing, which is the national governing body for Olympic boxing and is the United States' member organization of the International Boxing Federation.
The England Boxing National Amateur Championships previously known as the ABA Championships is the premier boxing tournament hosted annually by the England Boxing. The Championships are 'open' class: any boxer who is registered with a club registered with England Boxing can enter.
In certain sports, when a sportsman wins three crowns, titles, medals, belts or another distinctions, the athlete is called a triple champion.
USA Boxing is the national governing body for Olympic-style amateur boxing. It is overseen by the United States Olympic Committee and the International Boxing Association (AIBA), which sets its rules.
Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte is an Indian Olympic boxer from Manipur. She is the only woman to become World Amateur Boxing champion for a record six times, and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the seven world championships. Nicknamed Magnificent Mary, she is the only Indian woman boxer to have qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics, competing in the flyweight (51 kg) category and winning the bronze medal. She had also been ranked as No. 1 AIBA World Women's Ranking Light Flyweight category. She became the first Indian woman boxer to get a Gold Medal in the Asian Games in 2014 at Incheon, South Korea and is the first Indian woman boxer to win gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She is also the only boxer to become Asian Amateur Boxing Champion for record five times.
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A weight class is a measurement weight range for boxers. The lower limit of a weight class is equal to the upper weight limit of the class below it. The top class, with no upper limit, is called heavyweight in professional boxing and super heavyweight in amateur boxing. A boxing match is usually scheduled for a fixed weight class, and each boxer's weight must not exceed the upper limit. Although professional boxers may fight above their weight class, an amateur boxer's weight must not fall below the lower limit. A nonstandard weight limit is called a catchweight.
The World Series of Boxing or WSB is an international boxing tournament that allows amateur boxers to compete professionally while maintaining amateur status and Olympic eligibility. It is organised by AIBA. It is a team match-up, in many ways similar to other professional sport leagues.
The boxing tournaments at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro took place from 6 to 21 August 2016 at the Pavilion 6 of Riocentro.
The boxing tournaments at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will take place from 25 July to 9 August 2020 at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan. On 22 May 2019, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that the International Boxing Association (AIBA) had been stripped of the right to organise the tournament, due to "issues in the areas of finance, governance, ethics and refereeing and judging". Boxing will instead be organised by an ad-hoc task force led by Morinari Watanabe, president of the International Gymnastics Federation.
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