AIBA World Boxing Championships
Statusactive
Genresports event
Date(s)varying
Frequencybiennial
Location(s)various
Inaugurated1974 (1974) (men)
2001 (2001) (women)
Organised byAIBA

The AIBA World Boxing Championships, and the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships, are biennial amateur boxing competitions organised by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), which is the sport governing body.[1][2] Alongside the Olympic boxing programme, they are the highest level of competition for the sport. The championships were first held for men in 1974 and the first women's championships were held over 25 years later in 2001.[3]

Both championships are held separately on biennial schedules. Since 1989 the men's championships are held every odd year; the women's championships were held in even years between 2006 and 2018 and switched to a nominal odd-year schedule in 2019.

Men's editions

Cuban Felix Savon is the most successful boxer in the World Amateur Boxing Championships (Men's editions) of all time having won 6 gold medals as a heavyweight.
Cuban Felix Savon is the most successful boxer in the World Amateur Boxing Championships (Men's editions) of all time having won 6 gold medals as a heavyweight.

As of 1 August 2021, men are grouped into 13 weight classes as follows:[4]

Number Year Host Dates Venue Events
1 1974 Cuba Havana, Cuba 17–30 August Coliseo de la Ciudad Deportiva 11
2 1978 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Belgrade, Yugoslavia 6–20 May Pionir Sports Hall[5] 11
3 1982 West Germany Munich, West Germany 4–15 May Olympiahalle[6] 12
4 1986 United States Reno, United States 8–18 May Reno-Sparks Convention Center 12
5 1989 Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union 17 September – 1 October Olympic Stadium 12
6 1991 Australia Sydney, Australia 14–23 November State Sports Centre[7] 12
7 1993 Finland Tampere, Finland 7–16 May Tampere Ice Stadium 12
8 1995 Germany Berlin, Germany 4–15 May Deutschlandhalle 12
9 1997 Hungary Budapest, Hungary 18–26 October Budapest Sportcsarnok 12
10 1999 United States Houston, United States 15–29 August George R. Brown Convention Center 12
11 2001 United Kingdom Belfast, United Kingdom 3–10 June Odyssey Arena 12
12 2003 Thailand Bangkok, Thailand 6–13 July Nimibutr Stadium 11
13 2005 China Mianyang, China 13–20 November Jiu Zhou Gymnasium 11
14 2007 United States Chicago, United States 23 October – 3 November UIC Pavilion 11
15 2009 Italy Milan, Italy 1–12 September Mediolanum Forum 11
16 2011 Azerbaijan Baku, Azerbaijan 22 September – 10 October Heydar Aliyev Sports 10
17 2013 Kazakhstan Almaty, Kazakhstan 14–26 October Baluan Sholak Sports Palace 10
18 2015 Qatar Doha, Qatar 5–18 October Ali Bin Hamad al-Attiyah Arena 10
19 2017 Germany Hamburg, Germany 25 August – 3 September Alsterdorfer Sporthalle 10
20 2019 Russia Yekaterinburg, Russia 8–21 September Ekaterinburg Expo 8
21 2021 Serbia Belgrade, Serbia 25 October – 6 November Štark Arena 13
22 2023 Uzbekistan Tashkent, Uzbekistan TBD TBD
23 2025 Japan Osaka, Japan TBD Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium

All-time medal table (1974–2021)

Updated after the 2021 AIBA World Boxing Championships.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Cuba803528143
2 Russia26212269
3 United States [a]18131950
4 Soviet Union15111743
5 Kazakhstan14152251
6 Uzbekistan9151943
7 Bulgaria881935
8 Ukraine7121130
9 Romania751729
10 Azerbaijan741122
11 Italy631524
12 France561627
13 Germany462535
14 China31913
15 Hungary31610
16 Turkey241117
17 South Korea23813
18 Puerto Rico [a]2136
19 Japan2125
20 East Germany181524
21 Yugoslavia161017
22 England14914
23 Mongolia14611
24 Ireland13913
 Poland13913
26 Thailand1359
27 Armenia12710
28 Brazil1258
29 Russian Boxing Federation [b]1225
30 Georgia1168
31 Nigeria1135
32 Kenya1102
33 Morocco1023
34 Uganda1012
35 Venezuela05611
36 Belarus03710
37 Philippines0336
38 Finland0325
39 North Korea0257
40 Algeria0224
 Netherlands0224
42 India0167
43 Canada0145
44 Lithuania0134
45 Argentina0123
Thailand Boxing Federation [c]0123
 Wales0123
48 Croatia0112
 Ecuador0112
50 West Germany0066
51 Australia0055
 Egypt0055
53 Sweden0044
54 Czech Republic0033
 Tajikistan0033
56 Dominican Republic0022
 Norway0022
 Serbia and Montenegro0022
 Slovakia0022
 Spain0022
61 Albania0011
 Belgium0011
 Cameroon0011
 Colombia0011
 Costa Rica0011
 Czechoslovakia0011
 Denmark0011
 Ghana0011
 Great Britain0011
 Iran0011
 Mexico0011
 New Zealand0011
 Pakistan0011
 Panama0011
 Scotland0011
 Serbia0011
 Trinidad and Tobago0011
Totals (77 nations)235233470938
Notes
  1. ^ a b 1986 silver medalists Luis Román Rolón (48 kg, Puerto Rico) and Loren Ross (81 kg, United States) were disqualified for doping and stripped of their medals, which were not transferred to other athletes.
  2. ^ At the 2021 championships, in accordance with a ban by WADA and a decision by CAS, Russian boxers were not permitted to use the Russian name, flag, or anthem. They instead participated as the Russian Boxing Federation and under the Russian Olympic Committee flag.
  3. ^ At the 2021 championships, in accordance with a ban by WADA, Thai boxers participated as the Thailand Boxing Federation, under the AIBA flag.

Multiple gold medalists

Boldface denotes active amateur boxers and highest medal count among all boxers (including these who not included in these tables) per type.

Rank Boxer Country Weights From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Félix Savón  Cuba 91 kg 1986 1999 6 1 7
2 Julio César La Cruz  Cuba 81 kg / 92 kg 2011 2021 5 1 6
3 Juan Hernández Sierra  Cuba 67 kg 1991 1999 4 1 5
4 Lázaro Álvarez  Cuba 56 kg / 60 kg / 57 kg 2011 2019 3 2 5
5 Serafim Todorov  Bulgaria 54 kg / 57 kg 1989 1995 3 1 4
Zou Shiming  China 48 kg / 49 kg 2003 2011 3 1 4
7 Francisc Vaștag  Romania 67 kg / 71 kg 1989 1995 3 1 4
8 Roberto Balado  Cuba +91 kg 1989 1993 3 3
Andy Cruz  Cuba 64 kg / 63 kg / 63.5 kg 2017 2021 3 2
Adolfo Horta  Cuba 54 kg / 57 kg / 60 kg 1978 1986 3 3
Mario Kindelán  Cuba 60 kg 1999 2003 3 3
Magomedrasul Majidov  Azerbaijan +91 kg 2011 2017 3 3
Odlanier Solís  Cuba 91 kg / +91 kg 2001 2005 3 3
Teófilo Stevenson  Cuba +81 kg / +91 kg 1974 1986 3 3

Women's editions

As of 1 August 2021, women are grouped into 12 weight classes as follows:[4]

Number Year Host Dates Venue Events
1 2001 United States Scranton, United States 24 November – 2 December 12
2 2002 Turkey Antalya, Turkey 21–27 October 12
3 2005 Russia Podolsk, Russia 26 September – 2 October Vityaz Ice Palace 13
4 2006 India New Delhi, India 18–23 November Talkatora Indoor Stadium 13
5 2008 China Ningbo, China 22–29 November Ningbo Sports Center 13
6 2010 Barbados Bridgetown, Barbados 10–18 September Garfield Sobers Gymnasium 10
7 2012 China Qinhuangdao, China 21 May – 3 June 10
8 2014 South Korea Jeju City, South Korea 13–25 November Halla Gymnasium 10
9 2016 Kazakhstan Astana, Kazakhstan 19–27 May 10
10 2018 India New Delhi, India 15–24 November KD Jadav Indoor Stadium 10
11 2019 Russia Ulan-Ude, Russia 3–13 October 10
12 2022 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey 6–21 May 12

All-time medal table (2001–2019)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Russia [a]24112560
2 China [b]18151750
3 India981936
4 North Korea871025
5 United States792238
6 Canada721726
7 Turkey681428
8 Ireland6118
9 Kazakhstan54918
10 Italy44311
11 France43411
12 Ukraine371020
13 Hungary351119
14 Sweden32611
15 Chinese Taipei3025
16 Philippines22711
17 Brazil2024
18 England16411
19 Romania14813
20 Poland13610
21 Bulgaria1225
22 Belarus1124
23 Germany1023
24 Great Britain1012
 Wales1012
26 Panama1001
27 Netherlands0347
28 Norway0314
29 Thailand0246
30 Argentina0224
31 Azerbaijan0213
32 Denmark0156
33 Australia0134
34 Greece0123
35 Colombia0101
 Jamaica0101
  Switzerland0101
38 Finland0044
39 Japan0033
40 Egypt0022
 South Korea0022
42 Moldova0011
 Mongolia0011
 Morocco0011
 New Zealand0011
 Tajikistan0011
 Tunisia0011
 Vietnam0011
Totals (48 nations)123122245490
Notes
  1. ^ 2001 finalist Natalya Kolpakova (71 kg, Russia) was disqualified and stripped of her silver medal, which was not transferred to another athlete.
  2. ^ 2008 gold medalist Chen Ying (48 kg, China) was disqualified for doping. Sarah Ourahmoune (France) and Alexandra Kuleshova (Russia) were subsequently upgraded to gold and silver respectively.

Multiple gold medalists

Boldface denotes active boxers and highest medal count among all boxers (including these who are not included in these tables) per type. In 2018, Mary Kom defeated Ukrainian boxer Hanna Okhota with a 5–0 win in the 48 kg weight category, she is now tied with Cuban legend Felix Savon’s haul of six golds.[8][9]

Rank Boxer Country Weights From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Mary Kom  India 48 kg / 45 kg / 46 kg / 51 kg 2001 2019 6 1 1 8
2 Katie Taylor  Ireland 60 kg 2006 2016 5 1 6
3 Irina Sinetskaya  Russia 67 kg / 66 kg / 80 kg / +81 kg 2001 2012 3 1 1 5
4 Yang Xiaoli  China 81 kg / +81 kg 2014 2019 3 1 4
5 Mary Spencer  Canada 66 kg / 75 kg 2005 2010 3 1 4
6 Simona Galassi  Italy 51 kg / 50 kg 2001 2005 3 3
Ren Cancan  China 52 kg / 51 kg 2008 2012 3 3
8 Mária Kovács  Hungary 90 kg / 86 kg / 75 kg 2001 2010 2 2 1 5
9 Ariane Fortin-Brochu  Canada 70 kg / 75 kg 2005 2014 2 1 1 4
Anna Laurell  Sweden 75 kg 2001 2012 2 1 1 4
Sofya Ochigava  Russia 52 kg / 54 kg / 57 kg / 60 kg 2005 2012 2 1 1 4

See also

References

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