Boxing -11 Jul 2012-
Ukraine, Bulgaria and Canada have been awarded
hosting rights to some of boxing top biennial properties
in 2013 and 2014, the executive committee of AIBA, the global
governing body for amateur and Olympic boxing, has
Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, will stage the AIBA Junior World
Boxing Championships in 2013, the first time the country has
hosted a major boxing event.
Vladimir Prodyvus, president of the Ukrainian Boxing
Federation, said: "2013 will celebrate the 100 years of
Soviet Boxing and we will make sure that this competition will
be part of great celebrations."
The junior championships comprise 13 weight categories,
and are open to boxers aged between 15 and 16.
Astana in Kazakhstan staged the 2011 edition.
Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, will stage the 2014 AIBA Youth
World Boxing Championships, which involve boxers aged
17 to 18 competing across 11 weight categories.
Bangkok will host this year's AIBA Youth World
Boxing Championships in October. The Thai capital stepped in
after Italy, which had been the only official bidder, withdrew
Canada was awarded the AIBA Women's World
Boxing Championships, also in 2014, although the host city has
yet to be confirmed.
Boxing Canada said that Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto
and Quebec City were all in the running to stage the
Qinhuangdo in China hosted this
year's competition in May. It was the sole
qualifying event for the London 2012 Olympic
Games at which women's boxing will make its games
debut, with three weight categories: flyweight,
lightweight and middleweight.