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AIBA awards the very best of 2013

The International Boxing Association (AIBA) hosted its Annual Award Ceremony tonight, following the conclusion of the successful AIBA World Boxing Championships Almaty 2013. All invited guests enjoyed a wonderful meal and entertainment provided in luxurious settings by the Kazakhstan Boxing Federation. The winners of the prestigious awards were presented with a magnificent trophy and certificate. [...]

AIBA World Championships: Yeleussinov leads Kazakhstan Team to an impressive medal haul

Almaty, Kazakhstan, October 26, 2013 - In a stunning final day of boxing, we had an incredible array of talent on display. With some nail biting final rounds, sudden reversals and shock finishes, today was THE day on the 2013 boxing calendar. The host nation dominated the medal table with eight medals, which included four golds. They were closely followed by Cuba, who won two golds and took [...]

AIBA unveils World Boxing Academy

Almaty, Kazakhstan, October 26, 2013 - The International Boxing Association (AIBA) is delighted to have unveiled its World Boxing Academy in the Almaty region of Kazakhstan.     With the backdrop of the AIBA World Boxing Championships Almaty 2013, which is ending in a few hours, the timing couldn't have been more perfect. A number of dignitaries - including AIBA Executive Committee Members, Directors [...]

AIBA World Championships: Azerbaijan strikes back

Almaty, Kazakhstan, October 25, 2013 - With Italian Clemente Russo taking Azerbaijan's Teymur Mammadov out of the competition earlier today, Super Heavyweight Magomedrasul Medzhidov got one back for the Azeri with a win over Italy's Roberto Cammarelle. This was not only revenge for the team, but also a levelling of old scores on a personal level. This evening we had the Flyweights (52kg), [...]

AIBA World Championships: Historic bronze medal for Costa Rica

Almaty, Kazakhstan, October 25, 2013 - Costa Rican David Rodriguez became the first boxer in the history of his country to take a medal at an AIBA World Championships today. His gutsy performance wasn't enough to secure a passage to the finals of Almaty 2013 though. We had a stunning afternoon of boxing with the Light Flyweights (49kg), Bantamweights (56kg), Light Welterweights (64kg), Middleweights [...]

Maestre’s masterclass sends Venezuela into semis Costa Rica secures first medal ever

Almaty, Kazakhstan, October 23, 2013 - Gabriel Maestre of Venezuela slipped through to the semi-finals after a fantastic display at the AIBA World Boxing Championships Almaty 2013. He was joined by fellow Latin American David Rodriguez (Costa Rica) who made history in the process. In another blistering evening of boxing, tonight's second quarter-finals session featured the Flyweights (52kg), [...]

AIBA World Boxing Championships: Russo cruises to semis

Almaty, Kazakhstan, October 23, 2013 - APB and WSB star Clemente Russo of Italy looked in good form today as he moved through to the semi-finals of the AIBA World Boxing Championships Almaty 2013. Since today was the start of the quarter-finals, not only was the standard of boxing fantastic, but we also had five different weight categories take to the ring for the first time this afternoon [...]

AIBA World Boxing Championships: Mangiacapre and Selby dance to victory

Almaty, Kazakhstan, October 22, 2013 - The two star boxers covered the entire repertoire between them as the slipped, bobbed, and generally boogied their way through to the quarter-finals of the AIBA World Boxing Championships Almaty 2013. Elsewhere we had a flash-TKO, a serious surprise and of course, a session of outstanding boxing in the last day of the preliminaries. This evening we had [...]

AIBA World Boxing Championships: Berik Abdrakhmanov takes important scalp

Almaty, Kazakhstan, October 22, 2013 - Kazakhstan Lightweight (60kg) Berik Abdrakhmanov overcame a major hurdle today when he beat the talented German Robert Harutyunyan at the AIBA World Boxing Championships Almaty 2013. In addition to the Lightweights, we also had the Light Heavyweights (81kg) and Super Heavyweights (91+kg) in the ring. As usual there was plenty of action on this final day of [...]

AIBA World Boxing Championships: Artem Harutyunyan, Everton Lopez Battle It Out

Almaty, Kazakhstan, October 21, 2013 - Defending World Champion Everton Lopez looked excellent tonight in an important match at Light Welterweight, proving that he is a force to be reckoned with again this year at the AIBA World Boxing Championships Almaty 2013. In an evening that featured some of the world's top boxers at Light Welterweights (64kg) and Heavyweights (91kg), high drama was inevitable. [...]

AIBA World Boxing Championships: Strong session for Ireland

Almaty, Kazakhstan, October 21, 2013 - Irish boxers Michael Conlan and Jason Quigley both progressed to the next round over strong opposition today.   We also had our first all-APB bout with two signed boxers putting each other to the test over three rounds here at the AIBA World Boxing Championships Almaty 2013. Today it was the return of the Light Flyweights (49kg), Bantamweights (56kg) and Middleweights [...]

AIBA World Boxing Championships: Despaigne finds a way through

Almaty, Kazakhstan, October 20, 2013 - Cuban superstar Arisnoidys Despaigne narrowly scrapped past outstanding Algerian Boxer Llyas Abbadi at the AIBA World Boxing Championships Almaty 2013. This wasn't the only intrigue of the day; with the Lightweights (60kg) Welterweights (69kg) and Light Heavyweights (81kg) all in action today, we had our fair share of talking points. Let's take a look [...]