AIBA World Boxing Championships

AIBA World Boxing Championships
Statusactive
Genresports event
Date(s)varying
Frequencybiennial
Location(s)various
Inaugurated1974 (1974) (men)
2001 (2001) (women)
Organised byAIBA

The AIBA World Boxing Championships and the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships are biennial amateur boxing competitions organised by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), which is the sport governing body.[1][2] Alongside the Olympic boxing programme, it is the highest level of competition for the sport. The championships was first held in 1974 Havana, Cuba as a men's only event and the first women's championships was held over 25 years later in 2001.[3]

The men's and women's competitions are held separately and since 2006 the biennial championships have been held in alternating years. The number of weight categories was reduced from twelve to eleven in 2003 with the removal of the light middleweight division (−71 kg). In 2011 the weight categories went down to ten with the removal of the featherweight division (−57 kg). In 2019 the weight categories went down to eight with the removal of the light flyweight division (−49 kg) and including of the featherweight division (−57 kg) instead of bantamweight division (−56 kg) and lightweight division (−60 kg).

Men's editions[edit]

Cuban Felix Savon is the most successful boxer in the World Amateur Boxing Championships (Men's editions) of all time having won 6 gold medals as a heavyweight.

As of 2019, weight classes for the men include[4]:

Number Year Host Dates Venue Events
1 1974 Cuba Havana, Cuba 17–30 August Coliseo de la Ciudad Deportiva 11
2 1978 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Belgrade, Yugoslavia 6–20 May Pionir Sports Hall[5] 11
3 1982 West Germany Munich, West Germany 4–15 May Olympiahalle[6] 12
4 1986 United States Reno, United States 8–18 May Reno-Sparks Convention Center 12
5 1989 Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union 17 September – 1 October Olympic Stadium 12
6 1991 Australia Sydney, Australia 14–23 November State Sports Centre[7] 12
7 1993 Finland Tampere, Finland 7–16 May Tampere Ice Stadium 12
8 1995 Germany Berlin, Germany 4–15 May Deutschlandhalle 12
9 1997 Hungary Budapest, Hungary 18–26 October Budapest Sportcsarnok 12
10 1999 United States Houston, United States 15–29 August George R. Brown Convention Center 12
11 2001 United Kingdom Belfast, United Kingdom 3–10 June Odyssey Arena 12
12 2003 Thailand Bangkok, Thailand 6–13 July Nimibutr Stadium 11
13 2005 China Mianyang, China 13–20 November Jiu Zhou Gymnasium 11
14 2007 United States Chicago, United States 23 October – 3 November UIC Pavilion 11
15 2009 Italy Milan, Italy 1–12 September Mediolanum Forum 11
16 2011 Azerbaijan Baku, Azerbaijan 22 September – 10 October Heydar Aliyev Sports 10
17 2013 Kazakhstan Almaty, Kazakhstan 14–26 October Baluan Sholak Sports Palace 10
18 2015 Qatar Doha, Qatar 5–18 October Ali Bin Hamad al-Attiyah Arena 10
19 2017 Germany Hamburg, Germany 25 August – 3 September Alsterdorfer Sporthalle 10
20 2019 Russia Yekaterinburg, Russia 8–21 September Ekaterinburg Expo 8
21 2021 India New Delhi, India TBD 8

All-time medal table (1974–2019)[edit]

Updated after the 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Cuba773526138
2 Russia26212269
3 United States16111946
4 Soviet Union15111743
5 Kazakhstan12132146
6 Uzbekistan9141841
7 Bulgaria881935
8 Romania751729
9 Ukraine6121129
10 Azerbaijan64919
11 Italy621422
12 Germany462535
13 France461424
14 China31913
15 Hungary31610
16 Turkey231116
17 South Korea23813
18 Puerto Rico2136
19 East Germany181524
20 Yugoslavia161017
21 England14914
22 Mongolia14611
23 Ireland13913
 Poland13913
25 Thailand1359
26 Armenia1168
27 Brazil1157
28 Georgia1146
29 Nigeria1135
30 Kenya1102
31 Morocco1023
32 Uganda1012
33 Venezuela05611
34 Philippines0336
35 Finland0325
36 Belarus0268
37 North Korea0257
38 Algeria0224
 Netherlands0224
40 India0156
41 Canada0145
42 Lithuania0134
43 Argentina0123
 Japan0123
 Wales0123
46 Croatia0112
 Ecuador0112
48 West Germany0066
49 Australia0055
 Egypt0055
51 Sweden0044
52 Czech Republic0033
 Tajikistan0033
54 Norway0022
 Serbia and Montenegro0022
 Slovakia0022
57 Cameroon0011
 Colombia0011
 Costa Rica0011
 Czechoslovakia0011
 Denmark0011
 Dominican Republic0011
 Ghana0011
 Great Britain0011
 Mexico0011
 New Zealand0011
 Pakistan0011
 Panama0011
 Spain0011
Totals (69 nations)222220444886
Note

Multiple gold medalists[edit]

Boldface denotes active amateur boxers and highest medal count among all boxers (including these who not included in these tables) per type.

Number Tournament Weights From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Boxing 91+ kg 2001 2057 935 0 0 935
1 Boxing 91 kg 2001 2057 935 0 0 935
1 Boxing 81 kg 2001 2057 935 0 0 935
1 Boxing 75 kg 2001 2057 935 0 0 935
1 Boxing 69 kg 2001 2057 935 0 0 935
1 Boxing 63 kg 2001 2057 935 0 0 935
1 Boxing 57 kg 2001 2057 935 0 0 935
1 Boxing 52 kg 2001 2057 935 0 0 935
2 Juan Hernández Sierra  Cuba 67 kg 1991 1999 4 1 5
Julio César La Cruz  Cuba 81 kg 2011 2019 4 1 5
4 Lázaro Álvarez  Cuba 56 kg / 60 kg / 57 kg 2011 2019 3 2 5
5 Serafim Todorov  Bulgaria 54 kg / 57 kg 1989 1995 3 1 4
Zou Shiming  China 48 kg / 49 kg 2003 2011 3 1 4
7 Francisc Vaștag  Romania 67 kg / 71 kg 1989 1995 3 1 4
8 Roberto Balado  Cuba +91 kg 1989 1993 3 3
Adolfo Horta  Cuba 54 kg / 57 kg / 60 kg 1978 1986 3 3
Mario Kindelán  Cuba 60 kg 1999 2003 3 3
Magomedrasul Majidov  Azerbaijan +91 kg 2011 2017 3 3
Odlanier Solís  Cuba 91 kg / +91 kg 2001 2005 3 3
Teófilo Stevenson  Cuba +81 kg / +91 kg 1974 1986 3 3

Women's editions[edit]

As of 2018, weight classes for women are as follows[4]:

Number Year Host Dates Venue Events
1 2001 United States Scranton, United States 24 November – 2 December 12
2 2002 Turkey Antalya, Turkey 21–27 October 12
3 2005 Russia Podolsk, Russia 26 September – 2 October Vityaz Ice Palace 13
4 2006 India New Delhi, India 18–23 November Talkatora Indoor Stadium 13
5 2008 China Ningbo, China 22–29 November Ningbo Sports Center 13
6 2010 Barbados Bridgetown, Barbados 10–18 September Garfield Sobers Gymnasium 10
7 2012 China Qinhuangdao, China 21 May – 3 June 10
8 2014 South Korea Jeju City, South Korea 13–25 November Halla Gymnasium 10
9 2016 Kazakhstan Astana, Kazakhstan 19–27 May 10
10 2018 India New Delhi, India 15–24 November KD Jadav Indoor Stadium 10
11 2019 Russia Ulan-Ude, Russia 3–13 October 10
12 2020 Colombia Bogotá, Colombia TBD 10

All-time medal table (2001–2019)[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Russia24112560
2 China18151851
3 India981936
4 North Korea871025
5 United States792238
6 Canada721726
7 Turkey681327
8 Ireland6118
9 Kazakhstan54918
10 Italy44311
11 France43411
12 Ukraine371020
13 Hungary351119
14 Sweden32611
15 Chinese Taipei3025
16 Philippines22711
17 Brazil2024
18 England16411
19 Romania14813
20 Poland13610
21 Bulgaria1225
22 Belarus1124
23 Germany1023
24 Great Britain1012
 Wales1012
26 Panama1001
27 Netherlands0347
28 Norway0314
29 Thailand0246
30 Argentina0224
31 Azerbaijan0213
32 Denmark0156
33 Australia0134
34 Greece0123
35 Colombia0101
 Jamaica0101
  Switzerland0101
38 Finland0044
39 Japan0033
40 Egypt0022
 South Korea0022
42 Moldova0011
 Mongolia0011
 Morocco0011
 New Zealand0011
 Tajikistan0011
 Tunisia0011
 Vietnam0011
Totals (48 nations)123122245490
Notes
  • At the 2001 World Championships, Russian boxer Natalya Kolpakova (71 kg) finished at 2nd place but was disqualified afterwards and deprived of her silver medal which was not transferred to other athlete.
  • At the 2008 World Championships, Chinese boxer Chen Ying (48 kg) originally won the gold medal but was disqualified for failing doping test. Gold medal in this weight category was reawarded to France, silver medal - to Russia, one bronze medal - to Sweden and other bronze medal was not awarded to any boxer.

Multiple gold medalists[edit]

Boldface denotes active boxers and highest medal count among all boxers (including these who are not included in these tables) per type. In 2018, Mary Kom defeated Ukrainian boxer Hanna Okhota with a 5–0 win in the 48 kg weight category, she is now tied with Cuban legend Felix Savon’s haul of six golds.[8][9]

Rank Boxer Country Weights From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Mary Kom  India 48 kg / 45 kg / 46 kg / 51 kg 2001 2019 6 1 1 8
2 Katie Taylor  Ireland 60 kg 2006 2016 5 1 6
3 Irina Sinetskaya  Russia 67 kg / 66 kg / 80 kg / +81 kg 2001 2012 3 1 1 5
4 Yang Xiaoli  China 81 kg / +81 kg 2014 2019 3 1 4
5 Mary Spencer  Canada 66 kg / 75 kg 2005 2010 3 1 4
6 Simona Galassi  Italy 51 kg / 50 kg 2001 2005 3 3
Ren Cancan  China 52 kg / 51 kg 2008 2012 3 3
8 Mária Kovács  Hungary 90 kg / 86 kg / 75 kg 2001 2010 2 2 1 5
9 Ariane Fortin-Brochu  Canada 70 kg / 75 kg 2005 2014 2 1 1 4
Anna Laurell  Sweden 75 kg 2001 2012 2 1 1 4
Sofya Ochigava  Russia 52 kg / 54 kg / 57 kg / 60 kg 2005 2012 2 1 1 4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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