Russia to host new edition of AIBA World Cup 2020 with final in Nizhny Novgorod

February 20th, 2020 / IBA

Russia became first country to host the new format of AIBA Team World Cup in 2020. AIBA Executive committee members voted in favour to approve the bid on the meeting in Budapest on February, 17th.

The tournament timed to coincide with 75th anniversary of the victory in World War II under the motto “Boxing for peace”.

Final is scheduled for October in the city of Nizhny Novgorod.

The best national teams all over the world will take part in the edition. This format will make boxing more attractive for spectators and sponsors.

At the very first time World Cup was conducted at famous arena Madison Square Garden in the New York City, the USA. In the final United States defended Soviet Union team 7-3. World Cup was held before from 1979 to 1998 and also in period 2002-2006 as a team event. The last tournament was organised in Moscow in 2008, when Cuban team celebrated the victory.