Boxing World Cup

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Boxing World Cup
Statusinactive
Genresports event
Date(s)various
Frequencybiannual
Location(s)various
Inaugurated1979 (1979)
Founder Colonel Don Hull
Most recent2008 (2008)
Activity amateur boxing
Organised by AIBA
People Anwar Chowdhry

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, though the team score was still accounted for.

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History

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.

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]

Competition format

Certain editions of the World Cup, held in the 1990s, saw individual matches of five two-minute rounds.

Results by year

EditionYearHostVenueDatesWinnerRunner-upFinal scoreThird placeNotesRefs
1 1979 Flag of the United States.svg New York City, United States Madison Square Garden 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]
2 1981 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Montreal, Canada Maurice Richard Arena 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]
3 1983 Flag of Italy.svg Rome, Italy Palazzo dello Sport 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]
4 1985 Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg Seoul, South Korea Jamsil Arena 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]
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]
6 1990 Flag of Cuba.svg Havana, Cuba Sports City Coliseum February 18–24 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
1st stage [7]
Flag of Ireland.svg Dublin, Ireland September 1–8 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
2nd stage [8]
Flag of India.svg Bombay, India Bombay Gymkhana 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
3rd stage [9]
7 1994 Flag of Thailand.svg Bangkok, Thailand Thammasat Sport Centre June ?–11 Flag of Germany.svg Germany Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba 3–2 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan
[10]
8 1998 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Chongqing, 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
[11]
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Beijing, China
9 2002 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Astana, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Sports Palace 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
[12]
1 (w) 2004 Flag of Norway.svg Tonsberg, Norway Quality HotelApril 28 – May 1 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China Flag of Italy.svg Italy 3–3 Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey
Flag of India.svg India
Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba absent
Flag of Russia.svg Russia absent
[13]
10 2005 Flag of Russia.svg Moscow, Russia Luzhniki Minor Arena 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
[14] [15]
11 2006 Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Baku, Azerbaijan Baku Sports Palace 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
[16] [17]
12 2008 Flag of Russia.svg Moscow, Russia Megasport Sport Palace 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]
132020RussiaTBATBA
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. 2004 saw only the female contest.

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)
Notes

United States Olympic Cup

EditionYearHostVenueDatesWinnerFinal scoreNotesRefs
11990 Flag of the United States.svg Salt Lake City, Utah Salt Palace Exhibition Hall June 23 North America 11–3North America vs. Europe team duals at the multi-sport event [18]
21999 Flag of the United States.svg San Diego, California University of California—San Diego September 9–10Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine individual contest at the multi-sport event [19]

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