Following the registration deadline for the AIBA Youth Men’s and Women’s World Boxing Championships, an impressive number of 66 nations will take part in the event. The number of registered women boxers excluding the reserves is 160, while 327 male athletes are to attend the event. The total number of registered boxers is 487, which is higher than in the previous 2018 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships.
The first AIBA Championships of the year will be held in Kielce, Poland on April 10-24. Boxers who were born in 2002 and in 2003 are eligible to compete in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships which has been postponed from November 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemics.
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine will take part in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships from Europe in April.
Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nepal, Tajikistan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan confirmed their participation from the strong Asian continent in the upcoming AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships.
Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Saint Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago and Venezuela will be the nations from the American Confederation. The Central African Republic, DR Congo, Gambia, Morocco, Sierra Leone and Swaziland registered to attend from the African continent.
The registered countries also include Bahrain, Bangladesh, Central African Republic, DR Congo, Iceland, Saint Lucia, Sierra Leone and Eswatini (former Swaziland) who have never competed at any of the previous AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships.
‘AIBA leadership, LOC and all participants are eagerly waiting for the Championships, which will take place soon in Poland. No doubts that the event will be conducted on the highest level in accordance with all safety measures. Most of all our athletes need the opportunity to perform on the international level to try their skills. Many active boxing stars have started their way from Youth World Championships, so we can’t underestimate the importance of it for the young generation of boxers,’ AIBA President Mr. Kremlev claimed.