After two-days of executive committee meeting in Moscows, International Boxing Association (AIBA) announced that, India will host men’s World championship in 2021. India has never conducted this event but has hosted women’s mega-event in 2006.
In 2018, India will be hosting women’s World boxing championship for the second time. Apart from this announcement, AIBA also announced that 2019 edition of men’s Worlds will be hosted by Russian city of Sochi and the women’s World championship will be held in Trabzon, Turkey.
“We are excited to announce New Delhi as host city in 2021 as the Boxing Federation of India continues to show its commitment to developing the sport” AIBA President Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu.
“After 2006, we will see a World championship being hosted in our country. The women’s event will feature some of the finest boxers aspiring to do well in the Tokyo Olympics, while the men’s event will inspire the younger lot to make their mark after the 2020 Games,” Venkatesan Devarajan is an Indian boxer and Olympian.
World Boxing Championship – A Mega Event For Boxing Circuit
World Boxing Championship is evaluated as the most prestigious event in the boxing circuit. The first ever championship was sanctioned by the then National Boxing Association (NBA) in 1921 between Jack Dempsey and Georges Carpentier and that is registered to be the first world championship match for men’s.
Since then World Boxing Championship gifted many boxing legend right from Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather, Jack Dempsey, Rocky Marciano and the list is unnumbered.
The last World Championship was clenched at Ali Bin Hamad Al Arena in Doha, Qatar where Cuba dominated their burdensome opponents clinching 7 medals (4 Silver, 2 Gold, 1 Bronze) to their way and the history of boxing in Cuba is quite elegant as they claimed total of 125 medals in the tenure of 1974-2015. India ended up their campaign 16th out of total 18 countries participating in the contest clinching just a bronze.