IBA / Ekaterinburg 2019

AIBA marks 10 days to the start of the 2019 Men’s World Championships in Russia

August 29th, 2019 / IBA, Ekaterinburg 2019

The 20th edition of the AIBA Men’s World Championships will take place in the beautiful city of Ekaterinburg from September 8th to 21st. It’s the first time in the history of Russia that such important event will be organized in the country.

Competition will take place in one of the largest cities in Russia. Ekaterinburg is located in the heart of the Eurasian continent, on the border of Europe and Asia and in the middle of the Ural Mountain Range.

For this special edition, each National Federation has been given an opportunity to register 8 athletes. They will compete in eight different weight classes, as followed:

48-52 kg flyweight

52-57 kg featherweight

57-63 kg lightweight

63-69 kg welterweight

69-75 kg middleweight

75-81 kg light heavyweight

81-91 kg heavyweight

91+ kg super heavyweight

In total, around 450 athletes from 87 countries will compete in the most important event of their boxing career in 12 days of a competitive fights. The venue for the event will be Ekaterinburg EXPO arena (capacity 5000 seats) where we will see more than 400 outstanding fights. The opening ceremony will take place in the Convention Center on September 8th in the presence of Olympic champions and World champions Oleg Saitov, Alexey Tischchenko and Egor Mekhonsev, who are the faces of the Championships.

The logo of the World Championships represents the symbol of Russia – the Bear wearing gloves. The official Mascots are represented by four Bears – Umnik, Lenivets, Malysh and Trener. Since several months the Bears have promoted the tournament sports events, including SportAccord in Australia and International Boxing Day in Russia.

We would like to welcome you on this significant event!

Competition schedule (local time):

September 8 – Official draw                 16:00-17:00

Opening ceremony          18:00-19:45

September 9-17 – Morning session     15:00 – 18:00

Evening session          19:00 – 22:00

September 18 – Quarter-finals            15:00 – 18:00

19:00 – 22:00

September 19 – Rest day

September 20 – Semi-finals               15:00 – 18:00

19:00 – 22:00

September 21 – Finals                         15:00 – 19:00