More than 600 boxers from over 100 countries set for world boxing championship | Boxing News – Times of India

Lausanne: More than 100 boxers from 105 countries are ready to fight at the Men’s World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, where the gold winners will leave with a prize money of 100,000.
The tournament starts on October 24 and India will be represented by a full-strength team, which includes Asian medalists such as Shiv Thapa (63.5kg), Deepak Kumar (51kg) and Sanjit (92kg).
The International Boxing Association (AIBA) said in a statement, “The number of registered boxers is 5050 athletes, which is a record in the history of the tournament.”
For the first time in the history of AIBA, competitions will be held in 13 weight categories.
Weight classes were increased from 10 to 13 in July and the event will be attended by AIBA World Champion, Andy Cruz Gomez, Roniel Iglesias, Arlene Lopez, Julio La Cruz and all Cuban Lazaro Alvarez.
Other top names in the fight include Saken Bibosinov and Ibek Oralbe (Kazakhstan), and Mirajzebik Mirzahalilov, Hasanboy Dusmatov and Shakhram Giasov (Uzbekistan).
Silver medalists will receive 50,000 50,000 and both bronze medalists will receive 25 25,000.
“I am confident that these world championships will usher in a new chapter in the history of AIBA. We have a record number of participants competing in 13 new weight divisions, a sign of the power of boxing and widespread global development.”
He added: “We are giving our athletes the best chance of success and we will do our utmost to ensure a fair chance and fair fight for every participant. I am really looking forward to opening the championship in Belgrade.”


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