Tashkent to host 2023 men’s boxing World Championships

© Uzbekistan NOC
© Uzbekistan NOC

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, April 5, 2021: The 2023 men’s boxing World Championships will be held in Tashkent, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) announced on Friday, April 2.

AIBA President Umar Kremlev confirmed Tashkent as the host city during a visit to Uzbekistan.

“I am happy to announce Uzbekistan, the country which has strong boxers and a champion’s character, to be the host of the 2023 World Championships. I am confident in the high-level organisation, huge fan support and spectacular fights,” Kremlev said.

Seven boxers from Uzbekistan clinched Tokyo Olympic tickets in March 2020 at the Asia-Oceania Olympic qualifiers in Amman, Jordan.

During his visit to Tashkent, Kremlev held a working meeting with the president of the National Olympic Committee of Uzbekistan, Rustam Shaabdurakhmonov, and NOC Vice President Saken Polatov, who is also the first deputy chairman of the Boxing Federation of Uzbekistan.

The topics of discussion centred around the development of boxing in Uzbekistan and initial planning for the World Championships.