The IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships will be the next highlight in the line of the big championships this year and Istanbul is ready to welcome the best female boxers of the world. Altogether 90 nations registered to attend in the championships including 30 European countries in Istanbul.
The first edition of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships took place in Scranton in the United States in 2001. This edition followed the following cities: Antalya, Podolsk, New Delhi twice, Ningbo, Bridgetown, Qinhuangdao, Jeju, Astana and Ulan-Ude.
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Croatia, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine and Wales will be representing the European Boxing Confederation in the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships.
Several European stars will be attending in the upcoming IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships including Turkey’s fantastic duo, the Olympic Champion Busenaz Surmeneli and the silver medallist from Tokyo, Busenaz Cakiroglu. Esra Yildiz, Busra Isildar, Elif Guneri and Sennur Demir are also favourites from the Turkish team on home soil.
Italy’s Irma Testa is EUBC European Women’s Champion, bronze medallist from Tokyo and she is aiming for her first World title in Istanbul. Her teammates as former AIBA Women’s World Champion Alessia Mesiano, silver medallist from 2019, Angela Carini and the youngsters, Giordana Sorrentino and Sirine Charaabi are in top form this year.
Ireland’s Kellie Harrington injured in one of the last sparring sessions and has to miss the championships but Michaela Walsh, Amy Broadhurst and Aoife O’Rourke will strengthen the Irish team in Istanbul. Bulgaria’s brilliant duo, Stanimira Petrova and Svetlana Kamenova will be arriving to the event with perfect pedigree in 2022.
England’s Demie-Jade Resztan, France’s Caroline Cruveillier, Germany’s Stefanie Von Berge, Poland’s Lidia Fidura and Sandra Kruk, Romania’s Lacramioara Perijoc and Claudia Nechita, Serbia’s Natalia Shadrina, Spain’s Laura Fuertes, Sweden’s Agnes Alexiusson, Ukraine’s Anna Okhota and Wales’ Rosie Eccles are all experienced medal hopefuls.
The safety of all participants, the continuous medical checks, the social distancing, the hygienic preparations, the vaccines check, the mask wearing and all of the health controls are the responsibility of the local organizers in Istanbul to avoid any new Covid-19 cases during the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships.
Facts of the event
Name: IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships
Date: May 6-20, 2022
Competition period: May 9-20, 2022
Venue: Istanbul, Turkey
Age Group: Elite
Date of Birth of the boxers: 1981-2002 born boxers
Weight categories of the event:
48kg, 50kg, 52kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg, 63kg, 66kg, 70kg, 75kg, 81kg and +81kg
The schedule of the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships
May 6, 2022 – Arrivals of the delegations
May 7-8, 2022 – Sport Entries Check
May 8, 2022, 15:00 – Technical Meeting
May 8, 2022, 16:00 – Official Draw
May 8, 2022, 19:00 – Opening Ceremony
May 8, 2022, 21:00 – Welcome dinner
May 9, 2022, 13:00 & 18:00 – Day1 competition
May 10, 2022, 13:00 & 18:00 – Day2 competition
May 11, 2022, 13:00 & 18:00 – Day3 competition
May 12, 2022, 13:00 & 18:00 – Day4 competition
May 13, 2022, 18:00 – Day5 competition
May 14, 2022, 18:00 – Day6 competition
May 15, 2022, 13:00 & 18:00 – Day7 competition
May 16, 2022, 13:00 & 18:00 – Day8 competition
May 17, 2022 – Rest Day
May 18, 2022, 13:00 & 18:00 – Day9 competition
May 19, 2022, 18:00 – Day10 competition with the first part of the finals
May 20, 2022, 18:00 – Day11 competition with the second part of the finals
May 20, 2022, 21:00 – Farewell dinner
May 21, 2022 – Departure of the delegations
The list of the titleholders from the Ulan-Ude 2019 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships
48kg: Ekaterina Paltseva, Russia
51kg: Liliya Ayetbayeva, Russia
54kg: Huang Hsiao Wen, Chinese Taipei
57kg: Nesthy Petecio, Philippines
60kg: Beatriz Ferreira, Brazil
64kg: Dou Dan, China
69kg: Busenaz Surmeneli, Turkey
75kg: Lauren Price, Wales
81kg: Zenfira Magomedalieva, Russia
+81kg: Danielle Perkins, United States