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The Boxing World Cup was an international boxing event organized by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), featuring boxers competing in different weight divisions, that was held in 2005, 2006 and 2008.

Boxing combat sport

Boxing is a combat sport in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves, throw punches at each other for a predetermined amount of time in a boxing ring.

International Boxing Association (amateur) international amateur boxing governing body

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.

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Individual boxers were competing in their weight categories as part of the team competition, with the overall winner decided by the higher number of total wins. Each team represented countries and continents. The number of weight categories differed per Cup. Related type of competition could be considered boxing team duels, often held between countries as part of the final stage of preparation for the World Amateur Boxing Championships.

The event took place only twice, in 2005 and 2006. In 2005, the event that took place in Moscow, Russia, and Russian team won. In the next event, it took place in Baku, Azerbaijan, and the Cuban team won.

Moscow Capital city of Russia

Moscow is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 13.2 million residents within the city limits, 17 million within the urban area and 20 million within the metropolitan area. Moscow is one of Russia's federal cities.

Russia transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia

Russia, officially the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and North Asia. At 17,125,200 square kilometres (6,612,100 sq mi), Russia is the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with about 146.77 million people as of 2019, excluding Crimea. About 77% of the population live in the western, European part of the country. Russia's capital, Moscow, is the largest metropolitan area in Europe proper and one of the largest cities in the world; other major cities include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Extending across the entirety of Northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. However, Russia recognises two more countries that border it, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, both of which are internationally recognized as parts of Georgia.

Baku Place in Azerbaijan

Baku is the capital and largest city of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest city on the Caspian Sea and of the Caucasus region. Baku is located 28 metres (92 ft) below sea level, which makes it the lowest lying national capital in the world and also the largest city in the world located below sea level. Baku lies on the southern shore of the Absheron Peninsula, alongside the Bay of Baku. At the beginning of 2009, Baku's urban population was estimated at just over 2,000,000 people. Officially, about 25 percent of all inhabitants of the country live in Baku's metropolitan area. Baku is the sole metropolis in Azerbaijan.

After a new president was elected in the International Boxing Association and the event stopped. It didn't take place in 2007. In 2008, it was announced by the boxing organization that the event would continue on, but in a different competition, which will happen once in two years and the following one being in 2008. It will feature the top ranked boxers competing in this event in their weight categories. The place chosen for the event was Moscow. [1]

Results by year

Edition Host Dates Winner Runner-up Final score Third place Refs
2005 Flag of Russia.svg Moscow, Russia July 12–17 Flag of Russia.svg Russia Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba 7–4 Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan
[2] [3]
2006 Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Baku, Azerbaijan October 15–22 Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba Flag of Russia.svg Russia 6–5 Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan
Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine
[4] [5]
2008 Flag of Russia.svg Moscow, Russia December 5–15 Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba Flag of Russia.svg Russia N/A Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia
Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines
[1]

Statistics by country

CountryWinnersRunner-upThird place
Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba 2 (2006, 2008)1 (2005)
Flag of Russia.svg Russia 1 (2005)2 (2006, 2008)
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan 2 (2005, 2006)
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan 1 (2005)
Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine 1 (2006)
Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines 1 (2008)
Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia 1 (2008)
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