Brazil’s World Champion Beatriz Ferreira becomes Ambassador of AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships

April 10th, 2021 / IBA

Brazil’s defending AIBA Women’s World Champion Beatriz Ferreira was appointed as the next Ambassador of the upcoming AIBA Youth Men’s and Women’s World Boxing Championships. The competition will take place in Kielce, Poland on April 13-23.

The energetic Brazilian is the star of the elite lightweight (60kg) and she is one of the best female boxers in the world, she lost only five contests during her whole career.

‘When I received the invitation from AIBA to be the Ambassador of the Youth World Boxing Championships, I was very happy and honored. It’s a remarkable tournament for all athletes who compete in it. AIBA, thank you very much! It is very good to know that I am a role model for the young ones who are starting their path – this is the first big step for them! Today they are participating in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships and soon they become elite,’ Ferreira said.

‘I wish the best of luck to everyone who participates in the Championships. I believe there will be great fights. I want to say something to all athletes. Give it your best, have fun and make a great show for everyone! Represent your country well. I will be watching and cheering, especially, for the Brazilian team. Make the best of it, it’s a unique moment. I wish a great championship to all!’ she concluded.

Beatriz Iasmin Ferreira was born on the 9th of December 1992 and the 162cm tall boxer began her boxing career at the age of 18 following she switched from wrestling. Her boxing idol is the US legend, Muhammad Ali, and she trains 22 hours per week to realize her main goals at the upcoming events.

Brazil’s star entered into the world’s boxing life four years ago, when she won the gold medal at the Belgrade Winner Tournament in 2017. Shortly after her first international success in Serbia, she won the AMBC American Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships in Honduras in June 2017 after beating Canada’s Panamerican Games winner Caroline Veyre in the final.

The lightweight (60kg) boxer was too strong for South Korea’s two-time ASBC Asian Women’s Champion Oh Yeon Ji in the final of the 2018 Belgrade Winner Tournament where Ferreira defended her. The year of 2018 was very busy for Beatriz who claimed a gold medal at the South American Games, at the AMBC American Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships at the Balkan Women’s Tournament and she only lost to Finland’s Olympic Games bronze medalist Mira Potkonen and South Korea’s Oh Yeon Ji on their rematch in India.

Brazil’s first gold medal at the 2019 Feliks Stamm Memorial Tournament was achieved by two-time AMBC American Champion Beatriz Ferreira who dominated her lightweight final against Poland’s local favorite Aneta Rygielska. Ferreira also won the titles in 2019 at the Strandja Memorial Tournament, at the Grand Prix Usti nad Labem, at the Silesian Women’s Open Tournament and the Panamerican Games in Lima.

Ferreira’s main international event of the 2019 year was the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan-Ude, Russia. She had five bouts at the event and continued her amazing winning path defeating all of her opponents. One of her key contests was held at the quarter-final against Russia’s Natalia Shadrina and following that impressive battle, she defeated United States’ Rashida Ellis and China’s Wang Cong in the final stages of the World Championships.

Brazil sent its top team to the Cologne Boxing World Cup in Germany which took place on March 10-14. Brazil’s defending AIBA Women’s World Champion defeated Netherlands’ Husniye Calisir in the quarter-finals and after that Germany’s Gina Spranger and Croatia’s Marija Malenica were not able to stop the Brazilian star who won gold at the tournament.