The AIBA Youth Women’s & Men’s World Boxing Championships begin in Budapest, Hungary on August 21, where the next generation of boxing talents will be competing in the 5’000-capacity Duna Arena in pursuit of the gold. With some of the world’s greatest boxing hopes on display, here are some of the names to watch in the women’s side of the draw.
Nitu (48 kg)
Indian southpaw Nitu was impressive last year as she won the Youth Women’s World Championships in Guwahati. Her results this year prove she is for a back to back win at the AIBA Youth World Championships.
Heaven Garcia (51 kg)
Having taken up boxing at the age of eight, USA’ Heaven Garcia heads to Hungary with an impressive record including a Junior and a Youth titles to her name. She will be a key figure in Budapest and she is definitively one’s to watch.
Jessica Triebelova (57 kg)
Jessica Triebelova is one of Slovakia’s biggest hopes at this year’s Youth World Championships. The two-time EUBC European Women’s Junior champion (2016 and 2017), won the EUBC European Youth Championships this year with some memorable performances.
Caroline Dubois (60 kg)
Just like Jessica Triebelova, England’s Caroline Dubois has twice the title of EUBC European Women’s Junior champion (2016 and 2017) and won the EUBC European Youth Championships this year. Her constant results could be an advantage as she will step up in the ring in Hungary full of confidence.
Anastasia Shamonova (75 kg)
Russia’s Anastasia Shamonova produced some of the biggest results with both titles on Youth and Junior World Championships. Having also won two EUBC European Women’s Youth Championships in 2017 and 2018, she will lead the Russian team and will try to top the podium in Budapest.