Junior World Championships

Over 400 participants take part in the EUBC European Junior Boxing Championships in Sarajevo

June 24th, 2024 / Junior World Championships

The EUBC Junior European Boxing Championships kicks off today in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. An opening ceremony was held on 23 June with competition starting today. The boxers aged 15-16 are taking part in the event that will last until 30 June at the sports hall of the Hills Hotel in Ilidža.

‘These championships are an exceptional opportunity for young athletes to showcase their skills and potential on the international stage,’ Dr Ioannis Filippatos, President of the European Boxing Confederation, said. ‘Sarajevo has demonstrated outstanding organizational capability and hospitality, which will surely leave a lasting impression on all participants.’

EUBC Junior European Boxing Championships gathers teams from 28 countries, with hundreds of boxers competing for the titles in their weight categories. This event represents a unique opportunity to promote sports values and international cooperation through boxing.

Participating teams have been confirmed from the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, host nation Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, England, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Türkiye. Each of these countries has sent their most talented young boxers to compete in this prestigious event.

President of the Boxing Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Predrag Bartula expressed his satisfaction with the collective efforts of the entire community, saying, ‘We are proud to host such a significant event. These championships are important not only for the promotion of boxing but also for the development of the sport among young people, proving that we can achieve much if we invest the right energy in quality projects.’