New date confirmed for AIBA World Men’s and Women’s Youth Championships

The new dates for the AIBA World Men’s and Women’s Youth Championships are April 10-24, 2021, according to the International Boxing Association (AIBA).

The tournament was scheduled to begin in Kielce, Poland on November 2 next but was postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The AIBA Executive Committee’s proposal to maintain the initial age eligibility period of the Championships was approved to respect the athlete’s preparation for the tournament.

It remains for boxers born from January 01, 2002, to December 31, 2003.

‘First and foremost, our athletes’ interests are our priority. And I advocate their needs to be healthy and well prepared for the major competitions of their age. We hope that the health situation in the world becomes better, and Kielce can organize an excellent tournament in April 2021,’ said AIBA Interim President, Dr. Mohamed Moustahsane.

Ireland will be looking to add to the 22 medals already won at the tournament.

The previous winners are as follows:

1987 Cuba
64kg Eamonn Loughran Silver
71kg Denis Galvin Bronze

1989 Puerto Rico
64kg Eamon Magee Silver

1992 Canada
64kg Neil Sinclair Bronze

2000 Hungary
91kg Colman Barrett Bronze

2002 Cuba
71kg Andy Lee Silver

2008 Mexico
60kg Ray Moylette Gold
64kg Jamie Kavanagh Silver
69kg David Joe Joyce Bronze
81kg Tommy McCarthy Bronze

2010 Azerbaijan
75kg Joe Ward Gold
48kg Ryan Burnett Silver

2011 Turkey
48kg Katie Rowland Bronze
57kg Michaela Walsh Bronze

2012 Armenia
52kg Kurt Walker Bronze

2013 Bulgaria
69kg Christina Desmond Silver

2015 China
54kg Natasha Logan Bronze

2016 Russia
64kg Gabriel Dossen Bronze
75kg Michael Nevin Bronze

2017 India
48kg Caitlin Fryers Bronze
64kg Katelyn Phelan Bronze

49kg Jude Gallagher Bronze


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