Boxing World Cup

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Boxing World Cup is an international boxing event which features boxers competing in different weight divisions, organized by the International Boxing Association.

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 teams represented countries and continents. 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 the 2005, the event that took place in Moscow, Russia and Russian team won. In the next event, it took place in Baku, Kazakhstan 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 will 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.[1] [2] The place chosen for the event was Moscow.[3]

Finalists in 2005-2006[edit]

Year Edition Host Dates Winner Runner-Up Score in The Final
2005 2005 Boxing World Cup Russia Moscow, Russia July 12 - 17[4] Russia Russia Cuba Cuba 7-4[5]
2006 2006 Boxing World Cup Azerbaijan Baku, Azerbaijan[6] October 15 - 22 Cuba Cuba Russia Russia 6-5[7] [8]

Winner[edit]

Year Edition Host Dates First Place Second Place Third Place
2008 2008 Boxing World Cup Russia Moscow, Russia December 5 - 15[3] Cuba Cuba Russia Russia Armenia Armenia
Philippines Philippines

Winners by country[edit]

Country First Place Runner-Up Third Place Semi-Final* Titles Held
Cuba Cuba 2006 2008 2005 - - 2
Russia Russia 2005 2006 2008 - - 1
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan - - 2006** 2005 -
Ukraine Ukraine - - 2006** -
Philippines Philippines - - 2008 - -
Armenia Armenia - - 2008 - -
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan - - - 2005 -
*First event only when there was a group-knock out system and there was a semi-final.
**At the second event the third place was shared between the two teams that finished second in their groups.[8]

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