The next huge European competition, the German Boxing Federation’s main international event, the Cologne Boxing World Cup will be held in November 1-6. Altogether 37 women and 90 men boxers from four Confederations have registered to participate in the new edition of the Cologne Boxing World Cup.
Before the start of the Cologne Boxing World Cup a gala was held in Germany near to the competition venue. The event was crowded with spectators and promoted our sport in a very successful way with the participation of some Cuban stars as well including the multiple World Champion Lazaro Alvarez.
The competition venue will be the Motorworld Köln as in the recent years which has a fantastic car collection and a perfect boxing hall. The 4-stars Maritim Hotel will be the accommodation place of the teams and the venue of the Sport Entries Check, Technical Meeting and the Official Draw.
Cuba was invited to the Cologne Boxing World Cup and after the 2019 edition, the strong boxing power returned to Germany. Lazaro Alvarez, two-time Olympic Games winner Roniel Iglesias and the defending World Champion of the middleweight (75kg) Yoenlis Hernandez will be their main stars in the Cologne Boxing World Cup.
Germany’s best boxers such as the defending super heavyweight EUBC European Men’s Champion Nelvie Tiafack, EUBC European U22 Champion Nikita Putilov, the quarter-finalist from Belgrade, Kevin Schumann and Magomed Schachidov are all on the board in the Cologne Boxing World Cup.
Kazakhstan can expect busy competition days at the ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships in Amman in the first part of November but the country sent a younger team to the Cologne Boxing World Cup as well. Tokyo Olympian Nadezhda Ryabets, Orazbek Assylkulov, Sultan Mussinov, Yermakhan Zhakpekov, Dias Molzhigitov, Abzal Kuttybekov, Nurlan Saparbay and Amanat Sabyrgali are all well-known names in the international stage and earned several titles in various countries.
The Mongolians are also participating at the ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships and at the Cologne Boxing World Cup in the same time therefore their management divided the national team into two parts. The biggest name of their squad in Germany will be the reigning ASBC Asian Champion Enkh-Amar Kharkhuu at the men’s featherweight (57kg) but their young U22 girls are also world-class boxers.
The French boxers impressed in the recent World Boxing Championships and EUBC European Men’s Elite Boxing Championships. Their EUBC European Champion Billal Bennama moved back to the flyweight (51kg) and could be one of the stars in this strong division. The silver medallist of the light welterweight (63.5kg) from Yerevan, Lounes Hamraoui and the promising Makan Traore will be also there in Cologne.
The Ukrainians selected a young team to participate at the Cologne Boxing World Cup but their women boxers have strong chances to win weight classes in Germany. Belgium’s new head coach Mr. Raffaele Bergamasco took their two top boxers to Cologne, the EUBC European Champion Vasile Usturoi and the 2021 World Boxing Championships bronze medallist Victor Schelstraete.
Denmark’s EUBC European U22 Champion and Strandja Memorial Tournament winner Sebastian Terteryan will return on this competition. The Austrians impressed in the WBT Slovenia Event where their bronze medallist from Yerevan, Ahmed Hagag earned the title of the super heavyweight (+92kg). Australia and the Federated States of Micronesia will represent the Oceanian Boxing Confederation in Cologne. Micronesia’s former Olympian, the US-based Jennifer Chieng will participate in Cologne.