Boxing World Cup

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Boxing World Cup
Statusinactive
Genresports event
Date(s)various
Frequencybiannual
Location(s)various
Inaugurated1979 (1979)
FounderColonel Don Hull
Most recent2008 (2008)
Activityamateur boxing
Organised byAIBA
PeopleAnwar Chowdhry

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.

History[edit]

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 only twice, in 2005 and 2006. In 2005, the event that took place in Moscow, Russia, and Russian team won. In the next event, it took place 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.[1]

Competition format[edit]

Certain editions of the World Cup, held in the 1990s, saw individual matches of five two-minute rounds.

Results by year[edit]

Edition Year Host Venue Dates Winner Runner-up Final score Third place Notes Refs
1 1979 United States New York City, United States Madison Square Garden October 11–19 United States United States Soviet Union Soviet Union 7–3 South Korea South Korea
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
Cuba Cuba absent [2]
2 1981 Canada Montreal, Canada Maurice Richard Arena November 11–18 Soviet Union Soviet Union Cuba Cuba 4–4 United States United States
Canada Canada
[3]
3 1983 Italy Rome, Italy Palazzo dello Sport October 17–22 Cuba Cuba Soviet Union Soviet Union 4–3 Italy Italy
South Korea South Korea
[4]
4 1985 South Korea Seoul, South Korea Jamsil Arena November 2–6 South Korea South Korea Soviet Union Soviet Union 4–4 East Germany East Germany
United States United States
Cuba Cuba absent [5]
5 1987 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Belgrade, Yugoslavia October 26–31 Cuba Cuba East Germany East Germany 5–3 Soviet Union Soviet Union
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
United States United States absent [6]
6 1990 Cuba Havana, Cuba Sports City Coliseum February 18–24 Cuba Cuba Soviet Union Soviet Union 4–0 East Germany East Germany
Turkey Turkey
1st stage [7]
Republic of Ireland Dublin, Ireland September 1–8 Cuba Cuba East Germany East Germany 3–1 West Germany West Germany
Soviet Union Soviet Union
2nd stage [8]
India Bombay, India Bombay Gymkhana November 10–17 Cuba Cuba United States United States 3–1 Canada Canada
Bulgaria Bulgaria
3rd stage [9]
7 1994 Thailand Bangkok, Thailand Thammasat Sport Centre June ?–11 Germany Germany Cuba Cuba 3–2 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
[10]
8 1998 China Chongqing, China June Cuba Cuba Thailand Thailand 9–1 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
China China
[11]
China Beijing, China
9 2002 Kazakhstan Astana, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Sports Palace June 3–8 Cuba Cuba Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 7–5 Thailand Thailand
Russia Russia
[12]
1 (w) 2004 Norway Tonsberg, Norway Quality Hotel April 28 – May 1 China China Italy Italy 3–3 Turkey Turkey
India India
Cuba Cuba absent
Russia Russia absent
[13]
10 2005 Russia Moscow, Russia Luzhniki Minor Arena July 12–17 Russia Russia Cuba Cuba 7–4 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
[14][15]
11 2006 Azerbaijan Baku, Azerbaijan Baku Sports Palace October 15–22 Cuba Cuba Russia Russia 6–5 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Ukraine Ukraine
[16][17]
12 2008 Russia Moscow, Russia Megasport Sport Palace December 5–15 Cuba Cuba Russia Russia 6–3 Armenia Armenia
Philippines Philippines
[1]
13 2020 Russia TBA TBA
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.

Statistics by country[edit]

Country Winners Runner-up Third place
Cuba Cuba 2 (2006, 2008) 1 (2005)
Russia Russia 1 (2005) 2 (2006, 2008)
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 2 (2005, 2006)
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 1 (2005)
Ukraine Ukraine 1 (2006)
Philippines Philippines 1 (2008)
Armenia Armenia 1 (2008)
Notes
  • In 2005, there was a group stage followed by knock-out system and there were a semi-finals.
  • In 2006, the third place was shared between the two teams that finished second in their groups.
  • In 2008, the results were based on the medal table after the individual competitions.

United States Olympic Cup[edit]

Edition Year Host Venue Dates Winner Final score Notes Refs
1 1990 United States 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 [18]
2 1999 United States San Diego, California University of California—San Diego September 9–10  Ukraine individual contest at the multi-sport event [19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-14. Retrieved 2008-08-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ World Cup 1979 Results at Amateur Boxing Results. Retrieved on July 13, 2019.
  3. ^ World Cup 1981 Results at Amateur Boxing Results. Retrieved on July 13, 2019.
  4. ^ World Cup 1983 Results at Amateur Boxing Results. Retrieved on July 13, 2019.
  5. ^ World Cup 1985 Results at Amateur Boxing Results. Retrieved on July 13, 2019.
  6. ^ World Cup 1987 Results at Amateur Boxing Results. Retrieved on July 13, 2019.
  7. ^ World Cup 1990 (Cuba) Results at Amateur Boxing Results. Retrieved on July 13, 2019.
  8. ^ World Cup 1990 (Dublin) Results at Amateur Boxing Results. Retrieved on July 13, 2019.
  9. ^ World Cup 1990 (Bombay) Results at Amateur Boxing Results. Retrieved on July 13, 2019.
  10. ^ World Cup 1994 Results at Amateur Boxing Results. Retrieved on December 20, 2019.
  11. ^ World Cup 1998 Results at Amateur Boxing Results. Retrieved on July 13, 2019.
  12. ^ World Cup 2002 Results at Amateur Boxing Results. Retrieved on July 13, 2019.
  13. ^ Female World Cup 2004 Results at Amateur Boxing Results. Retrieved on December 20, 2019.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-09-15. Retrieved 2008-08-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-09-15. Retrieved 2008-08-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ Боксеры готовятся к Кубку мира. Бокс. MAGSPORT Archived 2011-04-29 at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ "Бокс - Новости бокса - BOXNEWS.com.ua". www.boxnews.com.ua.
  18. ^ Santa Ana Orange County Register Archives, Jun 25, 1990, p. 49
  19. ^ Bank of America - US Olympic Cup - 1999 at Amateur Boxing Results. Retrieved on January 9, 2020.

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