IBA Youth World Boxing Championships

IBA Youth World Boxing Championships 2024, now to be held in Budva, Montenegro

June 24th, 2024 / IBA Youth World Boxing Championships

IBA Boxing will return to Montenegro, as Budva has been named as the new host for the 2024 edition of the IBA Youth World Boxing Championships, confirmed during the IBA Board of Directors meeting that took place on Friday 21 June 2024.
This prestigious youth event is set to take place from 20 October through to 6 November 2024, organized by the Montenegro Boxing Association.
It will be the very first championships held in the Adriatic city as one of IBAs main world championship level events, after Budva successfully demonstrated the ability to hold several European continental competitions previously.
The most prominent of these events were the 2022 Women’s European Boxing Championships at the Mediterranean Sport Centre, which was followed by the European U22 Boxing Championships in the following year. Previously, the European Youth Boxing Championships were held back-to-back in Budva in 2020 and 2021 respectively, with the city also holding the Youth World Boxing Cup in March 2023.
It is set to be the fifth edition of the IBA Youth World Boxing Championships that feature male and female boxers together, with the competition first being merged during 2014 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Approximately 600 youth men and women boxers competed at the 2022 IBA Youth World Boxing Championships in La Nucia, Spain.
IBA President Umar Kremlev mentioned that the event is crucial for the next generation of elite boxers. ‘The names we hear at the Budva event will soon become well-known in the world of elite boxing, as we already know some stories of success based on La Nucia 2022 and Kielce 2021 championships. I am extremely looking forward to the highest standard of event in Montenegro.’
Montenegro Boxing Association President, Alexander Klemenko stressed that the preparations are on the go.
‘It is a great honor for us to be the organizers of the IBA Youth World Boxing Championships this year. Trusting our federation with those the high expectations from the IBA, the Montenegro Boxing Association will undoubtedly work hard to create an atmosphere of a wonderful and unforgettable sporting celebration, along with the most comfortable conditions for all athletes and international delegations. All participants in the competition will be able to showcase themselves in a fair and just competition, based on the principles of absolute equality and impartiality. We have already begun preparations for this remarkable sporting event and will strive to pleasantly surprise all of our guests who come to our wonderful city of Budva,’ Klemenko said.