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World Boxing Championships

The World Boxing Championship, organized by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), is a biennial amateur boxing competition. It was formerly known as the World Amateur Boxing Championship.

The championship started in 1974 Havana, Cuba as a men’s only sport but later opened up for women 25 years later in 2001. The competitions are hosted separately with the men’s and women’s occurring in alternating years.

Currently there are 13 classes for men, 12 for women (as of 2023).

Men's Weight Classes

46–48 kg (Minimumweight)
48–51 kg (Flyweight)
51–54 kg (Bantamweight)
54–57 kg (Featherweight)
57–60 kg (Lightweight)
60–63.5 kg (Light welterweight)
63.5–67 kg (Welterweight)
67–71 kg (Light middleweight)
71–75 kg (Middleweight)
75–80 kg (Light heavyweight)
80–86 kg (Cruiserweight)
86–92 kg (Heavyweight)
+92 kg (Super heavyweight)

Women's Weight Classes

45–48 kg (Minimumweight)
48–50 kg (Light flyweight)
50–52 kg (Flyweight)
52–54 kg (Bantamweight)
54–57 kg (Featherweight)
57–60 kg (Lightweight)
60–63 kg (Light welterweight)
63–66 kg (Welterweight)
66–70 kg (Light middleweight)
70–75 kg (Middleweight)
75–81 kg (Light heavyweight)
+81 kg (Heavyweight)

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This boxing match is scored round by round. The fighter with the most points win. Each time an opponent is knocked down, they lose a point. Immediate victories are determined by a complete knock out.

The competition uses medals to award participants. Currently, Russia has dominated this competition by winning the most medals, their women are ranked first while the men are ranked second. 

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