Twenty-one countries arrived to the venue of the 40th edition of the Golden Gloves of Vojvodina Youth Tournament which will be starting with the first sessions today. Thirty-two contests scheduled in the first day of boxing in Subotica, Serbia and the competition will be held in two rings due to the high number of participants.
Altogether 48 women and 141 men boxers are participating for the medals in the new Golden Gloves of Vojvodina Youth Tournament. The men’s middleweight (75kg) is the most crowded category with the participation of 17 boxers in Subotica.
Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Montenegro, North Macedonia, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Serbia, Slovenia, Thailand, Ukraine and United States of America are participating at the 40th Golden Gloves of Vojvodina Youth Tournament.
The Golden Gloves of Vojvodina is one of the strongest youth competitions in the world and four Confederations sent their teams to Subotica this time. The event will be a preparation tournament for the upcoming IBA Youth World Boxing Championships which will be held in La Nucia, Alicante region, Spain on November 13-27.
Boxers who were born in 2004 and in 2005 are eligible to attend in the 40th Golden Gloves of Vojvodina Youth Tournament where all of the 25 youth weight categories are in the official program. The total number of the participating nations was 15 in the 2021 Golden Gloves of Vojvodina Youth Tournament which was increased up to 21 in 2022.
One of the most anticipated contests will be held at the men’s light welterweight (63.5kg) on Day1 between Ukraine’s Oleksandr Yarovyi and Kazakhstan’s Madiyar Taipakov. Both boxers earned medals and titles in several competitions and have the experience to make the best fight of the day.
Among the girls, Norway’s two-time EUBC European Youth Champion Sunniva Hofstad will open her campaign in Subotica on Day1. She won the Silesian Women’s Open Tournament a few days ago but she is ready to continue her road to the IBA Youth World Boxing Championships in the Vojvodina region. She will be making her debut in the event against Kazakhstan’s Akzhan Turkistanova at the women’s middleweight (75kg).