Deadline closes for 2008 Youth World Championships entries


AIBA Youth World Championships page    Fact Sheet 

A total of 359 boxers from 68 countries have registered to compete in the inaugural AIBA Youth World Championships which will take place from October 25-November 1 in Guadalajara, Mexico following the passing of the entry deadline on Thursday.

The AIBA Youth World Championships, which features bouts of four rounds of two minutes across 11 weight categories as per the senior class, will involve boxers aged 17 and 18 who will compete over five days of preliminaries before the semifinals and finals take place on October 31 and November 1.

All boxers will undergo the customary medical check and weigh in on the eve of the tournament in order to determine the exact number of boxers who are eligible to compete.

Countries registered: Albania, American Samoa, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Bermuda, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, England, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, Wales

* The AIBA Youth World Championships replaces the Junior World Championships which started in 1979 and was last held (the 14th edition) in Agadir, Morocco in 2006.