EUBC European Union Women Elite, Youth and Junior Boxing Championships – A Little History of the Competition27 June 2013
The 2006 Women’s European Union Amateur Boxing Championships were held in the Area Teleferica in Porto Torres, Sardinia, Italy from June 6 to June 11 2006. This was the 1st ever edition of this competition. 78 fighters representing 17 federations competed in 13 weight divisions. Turkey was the most successful country with 2 gold, 4 silver and four bronze medals. Italian star Simona Galassi retired from amateur boxing after winning gold in these games.
The second edition of the Tournament took place in the Palais St Sauveurs in Lille, France from December 4 to December 8 2007. 76 fighters, coming from 15 National Teams, competed in 13 weight divisions. France, the host country, got before the rest of participants team thanks to 3 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze medals.
The Greenbank Sports Academy in Liverpool was the ringside of the Third edition, which was held in England from August 4 to August 8 2008. 80 Boxers, on behalf of 17 Nations, fought in 13 weight Categories. Turkey returned to top spot on the medals table with 4 gold and 4 bronze medals. Host country England won her first gold medals in these competitions, as did Ireland thanks to 60 kg World Champion Katie Taylor.
The 2009 Women’s European Union Amateur Boxing Championships had their home in the city of Pazardzhik, Bulgaria, The competition lasted 5 days, from June 24 to June 28. The event was participated by 62 athletes, representing 12 National federations, who competed in 11 weight categories. England got better of the rival teams, gaining 3 gold and 2 bronze medals.
The Hotel Helikon in Keszthely, which is about to hold the upcoming edition, was the venue of the 5th edition of the tournament, who took place in Hungary from August 4 to August 7 2010. 107 fighters from 21 federations challenged for the medal in 11 Weight categories. The Turkish line-up was the first one in the medal standings, achieving 7 medals (3 gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze).
The last European Union Amateur Boxing Championships were held in the Spodek stadium in Katowice (Poland) from June 6 to June 11 2011. 84 fighters, coming from 20 National Teams, competed in 10 weight divisions. Host country Poland finished the edition as overall medal table leader, thanks to 4 gold and 6 silver Turkey, which their boxers got 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze, was the runner-up squad. Ireland’s Katie Taylor won her fourth straight gold in the 60 kg division.