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Thirty European countries are ready to attend in the upcoming IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships

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

Gender: Women

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