Registration opens for Men’s World Boxing Championships 2023 to be held in Tashkent

The Men's World Boxing Championships 2023 are set to take place in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, from May 1 to 14, 2023.

IBA President Umar Kremlev in a file photo (Image Credits - Twitter)
By Abhiruchi Rout | Mar 26, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

The Men’s World Boxing Championships 2023 are set to take place in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, from May 1 to 14, 2023. The International Boxing Association (IBA) has extended an invitation to all nations to compete. This announcement follows the refusal of numerous nations to send teams to the Women’s World Championships, and the decision of several organizations to abstain from the Men’s World Championships. The 7,000-seat Humo Arena will serve as the venue for the contest as Uzbekistan is getting ready to host the IBA’s premier event for the first time. The winners of the gold medal will receive $200,000 (£160,000/€185,000). While the winners of the silver and bronze medals will each receive $100,000 (£82,000/€93,000) and $50,000 (£41,000/€46,500), respectively.

The IBA has given the deadline of March 31, 2023, for National Federations to enroll their competitors for the competition. The Men’s World Championships will honor exceptional fighters, including previous champions, according to IBA President Umar Kremlev. He stressed that the purpose of the IBA World Championships’ main competitions was to identify the best athletes and recognize their outstanding accomplishments. Kremlev continued by saying that boxing is being watched by everyone and that the competitors are in the spotlight. He wishes to honor those who have previously stood on the stage, as intergenerational continuity is more important for the future of boxing. He is anticipating seeing new stars emerge in Tashkent.

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What did the senior vice-president of the Uzbekistan Boxing Federation Had To say

Saken Polatov, the senior vice-president of the Uzbekistan Boxing Federation, stated that boxing “rightfully occupies a special place” in the country. He pledged that the Uzbekistan Boxing Federation and the organizing committee will offer the finest organizational conditions for the tournament’s competitors, both from a competition standpoint and with regard to matters linked to their stay in Uzbekistan. This includes assuring complete security to the boxers.

The Uzbekistan Boxing Federation will also conduct a training camp from April 15 to April 28 in preparation for the match, according to information released by the IBA. The action was taken after the IBA controversially removed the restriction on Russian and Belarusian boxers competing without any limitations on national symbols and anthem, against the International Olympic Committee’s recommendations.

Plans on an alternate to Men’s Boxing Championships?

Boxing New Zealand President Steve Hartley said earlier this month that a competition will be conducted in the Netherlands later this year as a substitute to the IBA Men’s World Championships. The group is a part of the Common Cause Alliance, but still it decided against boycotting the women’s world championships like other members did. Hartley stated that he would “prefer” if athletes did not attend, but Kremlev dismissed ideas for a competition to the Men’s World Championships. Kremlev further added that it would be like “comparing the mosquito with the elephant.”

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