Strong nations will be fighting for the titles of the Boxam Elite Tournament in Castellon de la Plana this week

14 May 2019 News

The new edition of the Boxam Elite International Boxing Tournament will be the highlight in the European boxing map this week. The Boxam Tournament will be held for the elite female and male boxers in Castellon de la Plana which is located near to Valencia in Spain. The Boxam Tournament will be a preparation event for the upcoming European Games and for the EUBC European Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships.

Another Spanish city Murcia hosted the last edition of the Boxam Elite Tournament in 2018 and the city organized the Boxam Youth & Junior Tournament this April. Castellon de la Plana hosted the 2018 Boxam Women’s Tournament when the city was introduced to the European boxers. Australia, Ecuador, New Zealand and Thailand are also sent boxers besides to the tough European countries which means four continents are attending in Castellon de la Plana.

Facts of the event

  • Name: Boxam Elite Tournament
  • Date: May 14-19, 2019
  • Venue: Castellon de la Plana, Spain
  • Gender: Women & Men
  • Age Group: Elite
  • Weight categories:
  • 48kg, 51kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg, 64kg, 69kg, and 75kg for women elite boxers
  • 49kg, 52kg, 56kg, 60kg, 64kg, 69kg, 75kg, 81kg, 91kg, and +91kg for men elite boxers

Schedule of the event

  • May 14 – Arrivals to the event
  • May 14, 21:00 – Technical Meeting
  • May 15, 7:00-9:00 – General weigh-in
  • May 15, 11:00 – Official Draw
  • May 15, 14:00 – Day1 competition
  • May 16 – Day2 competition
  • May 17 – Semi-finals
  • May 18 – Finals
  • May 19 – Departure of the delegations

Participating countries in the Boxam Elite Tournament

The following 16 nations will be taking part in the Boxam Elite Tournament: Albania, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, and Wales.

Boxers who need to be watched in the Boxam Elite Tournament

  • Wassila Lkhadiri, France, women’s 51kg – Bronze medallist in the EUBC European Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships
  • Kristy Harris, Australia, women’s 54kg – Bronze medallist in the 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships
  • Skye Nicolson, Australia, women’s 57kg – Bronze medallist in the 2016 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships
  • Nilawan Techasuep, Thailand, women’s 57kg – Silver medallist in the 2019 ASBC Asian Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships
  • Mira Potkonen, Finland, women’s 60kg – Bronze medallist in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, EUBC European Women’s Champion
  • Anja Stridsman, Australia, women’s 60kg – Commonwealth Games winner, defending champion at the Boxam Tournament
  • Sudaporn Seesondee, Thailand, women’s 60kg – Silver medallist in the 2018 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships
  • Kaye Scott, Australia, women’s 69kg – Silver medallist in the 2016 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships
  • Yvonne Baek Rasmussen, women’s 69kg – Silver medallist in the EUBC European Confederation Women’s Boxing Championships; EUBC European Union Women’s Champion
  • Sandy Ryan, England, women’s 69kg – Bronze medallist in the 2014 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships
  • Timea Nagy, Hungary, women’s 75kg – Bronze medallist in the 2010 and 2012 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships
  • Wuttichai Yurachai, Thailand, men’s 49kg – Winner in the Cologne Boxing World Cup
  • Gabriel Escobar, Spain, men’s 52kg – Two-time silver medallist in the EUBC European Confederation U22 Boxing Championships
  • Peter McGrail, England, men’s 56kg – Defending EUBC European Champion; Bronze medallist in the Hamburg 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships
  • Calum French, England, men’s 60kg – Bronze medallist in the EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships
  • Wuttichai Masuk, Thailand, men’s 69kg – Asian Games winner in 2014; ASBC Asian Champion in 2015
  • Zoltan Harcsa, Hungary, men’s 75kg – Two-time bronze medallist in the EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships; Bronze medallist in the 2015 European Games
  • Sammy Lee, Wales, men’s 81kg – EUBC European Youth Champion; Silver medallist in the EUBC European Confederation U22 Boxing Championships
  • David Nyika, New Zealand, men’s 91kg – Two-time Commonwealth Games winner
  • Julio Castillo, Ecuador, men’s 91kg – Two-time Olympian
  • Frazer Clarke, England, men’s +91kg – Commonwealth Games winner; Silver medallist in the EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships
  • Justis Huni, Australia, men’s +91kg – AIBA Youth World Champion
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