|Boxing World Cup|
|Founder||Colonel Don Hull|
The Boxing World Cup was an international boxing event organized by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), featuring boxers competing in different weight divisions. It was held from 1979 to 1998 as an individual competition and from 2002 to 2006 as a team competition. In 2008 the format returned to individual competition, though the team score was still accounted for.
Individual boxers were competing in their weight categories as part of the team competition, with the overall winner decided by the higher number of total wins. Each team represented countries and continents. The number of weight categories differed per Cup. Related type of competition could be considered boxing team duels, often held between countries as part of the final stage of preparation for the World Amateur Boxing Championships.
The event took place twelve times, from 1979 to 2008. In 2005, the event took place in Moscow, Russia, and the Russian team won. In the next event was held in Baku, Azerbaijan, and the Cuban team won.
After a new president was elected in the International Boxing Association and the event stopped. It didn't take place in 2007. In 2008, it was announced by the boxing organization that the event would continue on, but in a different competition, which will happen once in two years and the following one being in 2008. It will feature the top ranked boxers competing in this event in their weight categories. The place chosen for the event was Moscow.
Certain editions of the World Cup, held in the 1990s, saw individual matches of five two-minute rounds.
|Edition||Year||Host||Venue||Dates||Winner||Runner-up||Final score||Third place||Notes||Refs|
|1||1979||New York City, United States||Madison Square Garden||October 11–19||United States||Soviet Union||7–3|| South Korea
|2||1981||Montreal, Canada||Maurice Richard Arena||November 11–18||Soviet Union||Cuba||4–4|| United States
|3||1983||Rome, Italy||Palazzo dello Sport||October 17–22||Cuba||Soviet Union||4–3|| Italy
|4||1985||Seoul, South Korea||Jamsil Arena||November 2–6||South Korea||Soviet Union||4–4|| East Germany
|5||1987||Belgrade, Yugoslavia||October 26–31||Cuba||East Germany||5–3|| Soviet Union
|United States absent|||
|6||1990||Havana, Cuba||Sports City Coliseum||February 18–24||Cuba||Soviet Union||4–0|| East Germany
|Dublin, Ireland||September 1–8||Cuba||East Germany||3–1|| West Germany
|Bombay, India||Bombay Gymkhana||November 10–17||Cuba||United States||3–1|| Canada
|7||1994||Bangkok, Thailand||Thammasat Sport Centre||June ?–11||Germany||Cuba||3–2|| Kazakhstan
|8||1998||Chongqing, China||June||Cuba||Thailand||9–1|| Uzbekistan
|9||2002||Astana, Kazakhstan||Kazakhstan Sports Palace||June 3–8||Cuba||Kazakhstan||7–5|| Thailand
|1 (w)||2004||Tonsberg, Norway||Quality Hotel||April 28 – May 1||China||Italy||3–3|| Turkey
| Cuba absent
|10||2005||Moscow, Russia||Luzhniki Minor Arena||July 12–17||Russia||Cuba||7–4|| Azerbaijan
|11||2006||Baku, Azerbaijan||Baku Sports Palace||October 15–22||Cuba||Russia||6–5|| Azerbaijan
|12||2008||Moscow, Russia||Megasport Sport Palace||December 5–15||Cuba||Russia||6–3|| Armenia
|13||2023||Croston, England||Croston Sports Club||June 1–15|
|Note||Cuban team did not participate in 1979' and 1985' editions for political reasons, mainly due to the Cuba's government altercations with the United States government. 2004 saw only the female contest.
The Russia World Cup cancelled because of the declaration of war on Ukraine
|Cuba||2 (2006, 2008)||1 (2005)||–|
|Russia||1 (2005)||2 (2006, 2008)||–|
|Azerbaijan||–||–||2 (2005, 2006)|
|1||1990||Salt Lake City, Utah||Salt Palace Exhibition Hall||June 23||North America||11–3||North America vs. Europe team duals at the multi-sport event|||
|2||1999||San Diego, California||University of California—San Diego||September 9–10||Ukraine||individual contest at the multi-sport event|||