Opening Ceremony rounds off Day One of the 2018 Youth World Boxing Championships

August 21st, 2018 / IBA

The Opening Ceremony at Budapest’s Duna Arena officially began the AIBA Youth World Championships on Tuesday evening, after the first day of boxing action had earlier revealed the potential of the boxers competing in this two-weeks event. The 2018 edition of the championships is a historical moment, as women and men both feature in the same event again since Sofia 2014, and the formal presentation of the 66 flags was a highlight of the ceremony, when both genders from all around the world walked proudly around the arena.

“I want to thank the boxers, our future stars, for their continued efforts and dedication to our great sport. I would like to wish every one of you the best of luck at the Youth World Championships. I would also like to thank the outstanding work of the Budapest 2018 Organising Committee, the City of Budapest, Budapest Events and the Hungarian Boxing Association for the excellent job you have done in preparing for the Youth Championships”, said the AIBA Interim President when he welcomed the 361 athletes and the entire boxing family

Wednesday’s session will begin at 12pm local time and will see the men’s Bantamweight (56 kg), Lightweight (60 kg), Light Welterweight (64 kg) and Light Heavyweight (81 kg) and the women’s Light Flyweight (48 kg) and Bantamweight (54 kg) weight categories in action. For the full results of the 2018 Youth World Championships and the schedules for the following days click here.