The 16th Danas Pozniakas Youth Tournament will be held in 15 weight categories in Vilnius next month

11 February 2021 News

The Lithuanian Boxing Federation’s first international event in 2021, the Danas Pozniakas Youth Tournament will be held in their capital city in Vilnius on March 9-14. The women and men talent can compete in fifteen different weight categories at the 16th edition of the Danas Pozniakas Youth Tournament.

The new edition of the Danas Pozniakas Youth Tournament is one of the preparation events for the upcoming AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships which will be held in Kielce, Poland on April 10-24. Boxers who were born in 2002 and in 2003 are eligible to attend in the new edition of the Danas Pozniakas Youth Tournament which age group will be official also at the AIBA event.

The competition was named after Lithuania’s national boxing hero Danas Pozniakas who claimed gold medal at the Mexico 1968 Olympic Games representing the Soviet Union and also crowned three-times in the history of the European Boxing Championships. During his long and successful career Lithuanian boxing icon Danas Pozniakas won 203 bouts out of his 217 total contests in the ’60s.

Ten male finals were held in the last 15th edition of the Danas Pozniakas Youth Tournament in Vilnius, Lithuania which took place on March 2020. The Ukrainian youth national team impressed with their seven gold medals in Vilnius but Czech Republic’s new star Erik Suchy also has done remarkable performance in the day of the finals beating a world class rival one year ago.

The safety of all participants, the continuous medical checks, the social distancing, the hygienic preparations, wearing masks and all of the health controls are the responsibility of the local organizers in Vilnius to avoid any new Covid-19 cases during the Danas Pozniakas Youth Tournament.

Facts of the event

Name: Danas Pozniakas Youth Tournament

Date: March 9-14, 2021

Venue: Vilnius, Lithuania  

Gender: Women & Men

Age Group: Youth

Date of Birth: 2002-2003 born boxers

Weight categories of the event:

51kg, 54kg, 60kg, 64 and 69kg for the youth women boxers

49kg, 52kg, 56kg, 60kg, 64kg, 69kg, 75kg, 81kg, 91kg and +91kg for the youth men boxers

Schedule of the event

March 9 – Arrival of the delegations

March 9 – Technical Meeting

March 10, 07:30-09:00 – Medical Check & General Weigh-in

March 10, 10:00 – Official Draw

March 10, 13:00 – Day1 competition

March 11, 13:00 – Day2 competition

March 12, 13:00 – Day3 competition

March 13, 13:00 – Day4 competition with the finals

March 14 – Departure of the delegations

Contact of the LOC of the event

Vilnius Boxing Academy

Mrs. Raimonda Palionyte

Email: [email protected]     

Phone: +370 604 86 445        

Learn more:…youth-tournament/

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