Tashkent 2023

104 countries registered to take part in IBA Men’s World Boxing Championships in Tashkent

April 6th, 2023 / Tashkent 2023

A huge number of 104 countries are registered to take part in the IBA Men’s World Boxing Championships in Tashkent that will take place from 30 April – 14 May at the Humo Arena.

More than 640 boxers are currently registered to participate in 13 men’s weight categories in Uzbekistan’s capital. The registration is extended to last until 14 April.

Seven defending World Champions are among those, who will fight for glory in Tashkent, including Sofiane Oumiha from France, Tomoya Tsuboi and Sewonrets Okazawa from Japan, Loren Alfonso from Azerbaijan, Saken Bibossinov from Kazakhstan, Yoenlis Hernandez Martinez and Julio La Cruz from Cuba to shine in the ring again. Many more medallists from various World Championships editions are going to be in action where strong newcomers at the international stage and experienced participants are going to challenge the titleholders.

Doubled prize money fund of $5.2 million USD is at stake, with gold medallists receiving $200,000 USD. For runners-up, the prize is $100,000 USD, and each of the 3rd place is awarded with $50,000 USD.

’It’s a positive signal and a testimony of the rapid development of our sport worldwide that so many nations are sending their boxers to Uzbekistan,’ IBA President Umar Kremlev said. ‘I reiterate that IBA’s main goal is to create opportunities for all of our boxers, so they can perform and show their best at the international level. IBA is successfully doing that today, giving an example of how an International Federation should treat their athletes. We are looking forward to delivering an unforgettable event in Tashkent in close cooperation with the Uzbekistan Boxing Federation.’

The competitions start with a grand opening ceremony on 30 April. The first fights are scheduled on 1 May with finals on 13 and 14 May.