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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. It was held from 1979 to 1998 as an individual competition and from 2002 to 2006 as a team competition. In 2008 the format returned to individual competition.

Boxing combat sport

Boxing is a combat sport and blood 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 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, or 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, by a considerable margin, 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 146.79 million people as of 2019, including Crimea. About 77% of the population live in the western, European part of the country. Russia's capital, Moscow, is one of the largest cities in the world and the second largest city in Europe; 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 two million 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

EditionHostDatesWinnerRunner-upFinal scoreThird placeNotesRefs
1979 Flag of the United States.svg New York City, United States October 11–19 Flag of the United States.svg United States Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union 7–3 Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).svg South Korea
Flag of Puerto Rico (1952-1995).svg Puerto Rico
Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba absent [2]
1981 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Montreal, Canada November 11–18 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba 4–4 Flag of the United States.svg United States
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada
[3]
1983 Flag of Italy.svg Rome, Italy October 17–22 Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union 4–3 Flag of Italy.svg Italy
Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).svg South Korea
[4]
1985 Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Seoul, South Korea November 2–6 Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg South Korea Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union 4–4 Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany
Flag of the United States.svg United States
Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba absent [5]
1987 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Belgrade, Yugoslavia October 26–31 Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany 5–3 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Yugoslavia
Flag of the United States.svg United States absent [6]
1990 (I) Flag of Cuba.svg Havana, Cuba October 26–31 Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union 4–0 Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany
Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey
[7]
1990 (II) Flag of Ireland.svg Dublin, Ireland October 26–31 Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba Flag of East Germany.svg East Germany 3–1 Flag of Germany.svg West Germany
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union
[8]
1990 (III) Flag of India.svg Bombay, India November 10–17 Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba Flag of the United States.svg United States 3–1 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg Bulgaria
[9]
1998 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Chongqing and
Beijing, China
June Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand 9–1 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
[10]
2002 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Astana, Kazakhstan June 3–8 Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan 7–5 Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
Flag of Russia.svg Russia
[11]
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
[12] [13]
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
[14] [15]
2008 Flag of Russia.svg Moscow, Russia December 5–15 Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba Flag of Russia.svg Russia 6–3 Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia
Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines
[1]
NoteCuban team did not participate in 1979' and 1985' editions for political reasons, mainly due to the Cuba's government altercations with the United States government.

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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