Boxers from Europe won three gold medals at the IBA Men’s World Boxing Championship, held in Tashkent from May 1st – May 14th. Sofiane Oumiha from France, and Sharabudtin Ataev and Muslim Gadzhimagomedov from Russia are the newly crowned World champions. The rest of the gold medals went to Uzbekistan (5), Kazakhstan (4) and Cuba (1). Boxers from 107 countries participated in Uzbekistan. There were 538 athletes in 13 weight categories.
Sofiane Oumiha, lightweight superstar, won his third gold medal at the World championships, after his victories from Hamburg 2017 and Belgrade 2021. In Tashkent, he had to defeat five opponents to achieve this phenomenal result. Muslim Gadzhimagomedov became the World champion for the second time in his career. The Russian heavyweight won the his first gold medal at the World Championships in Ekaterinburg 2019. Another boxer from Russia, Sharabudtin Ataev, who boxed in cruiserweight division, won the World title for the first time after reaching only the quarter-finals in his Belgrade 2021 campaign.
Besides the above-mentioned champions, Europe had four more boxers in the finals. Silver medals went to Sakhil Alakhverdovi from Georgia, Bennama Billal from France, Alfonso Domingez Loren from Azerbaijan and Aziz Abbes Mouhiidine from Italy. Thirteen other European boxers won bronze medals, for a total tally of twenty medals for Europe.