With 50 days to go until the 2017 AIBA Men’s World Boxing Championships get underway in Hamburg, several high-level bids to host the 2019 competition are now under consideration. The bids reflect AIBA’s efforts to expand on previous editions with heightened marketing and media coverage, vital new partnerships and a complete upscaling of boxing’s most prestigious event. As the bid process reaches its conclusion, final presentations will be made to the AIBA Executive Committee in Moscow at the end of the month, with the result scheduled to be announced in Hamburg.
“The quality of bids and the competition to host our flagship tournament reflects everything that AIBA has been working towards to grow boxing’s audience and give the sport and its athletes the profile they deserve to perform on. The quality of sponsorships and partnerships with the likes of Adidas and Borgward that we have been able to put in place for Hamburg show the attractiveness of boxing’s values and its universal appeal around the world, and we have global capital cities that want to share in the glow of this new golden age for the sport and host the Men’s tournament in 2019,” said AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu.
In March of this year, AIBA overhauled its bidding process for all World Championships to reflect the growing demand from global broadcasters , brands and agencies to develop their boxing programming. AIBA has already achieved a 100% upscale of the tender in comparison to the 2017 edition and aims to continuously increase revenue streams in all areas of the sport during this next Olympic cycle.