IBA / Budapest 2018

Budapest poised to host the 2018 Youth Women’s & Men’s World Championships in August

May 24th, 2018 / IBA, Budapest 2018

The 2018 AIBA Youth Women’s & Men’s World Boxing Championships will take place between August 20 – 31 in Budapest, Hungary, with the tournament ready to shine a light on the next generation of talented young female and male boxers from around the world.

Across 10 days of action, Budapest will see the best 174 women and 244 men youth boxers in the World going toe-to-toe for the gold. Underlining the pedigree of the competition, previous winners include the two-times Olympic champions Robeisy Ramirez of Cuba and USA’s Claressa Shields, as well as France’s Olympic and World champion Tony Yoka.

AIBA Interim President Gafur Rahimov said “This is one of the most important events for AIBA as it will give us a precious insight into the next wave of talented athletes ready to take the major step into Elite-level boxing. We are looking forward to go to Budapest and, with the help of the LOC, deliver another first-class tournament for the world’s boxing fans.”

Mr Zsolt Erdei, president of the Hungarian Boxing Association said “To host the 2018 Youth Women’s & Men’s World Championships is a great honour for Budapest and for the Hungarian Boxing Association. We will ensure that this Championships provide the highest stage for these brilliant young women and men. We are ready to show what Hungary is capable of in and out of the ring, and look forward to putting on a show worthy of the occasion.”