The IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships starts with 14 contests on Monday09 May 2022
The IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships started with its Technical Meeting, Official Draw and Grand Opening Ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey. Altogether 310 boxers from 73 nations will compete in the biggest ever female competition of the world in Turkey.
The Official Draw confirmed that Armenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, England, Fair Chance Team, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine and Wales will be representing the European Boxing Confederation in the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. The number of the European boxers is 118 in Istanbul representing 27 different nations.
The first edition of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships took place in Scranton in the United States in 2001. This edition followed the following cities: Antalya, Podolsk, New Delhi twice, Ningbo, Bridgetown, Qinhuangdao, Jeju, Astana and Ulan-Ude. Boxers who were born between 1981 and 2002 are eligible to attend in the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Istanbul.
The women’s featherweight (57kg) is the most crowded category with the participation of 36 boxers but the bantamweight (54kg) and the minimumweight (48kg) are also popular in the championships. The competition will start with 14 preliminary contests in the first day of boxing when only evening session has been scheduled.
Bulgaria’s star Stanimira Petrova will open the entire championship in the first bout on Monday afternoon and she has to box already for the last 32 in Istanbul. The former AIBA Women’s World Champion won all of her contests at the bantamweight (54kg) this year but she can expect a hard battle against United States’ Shera Mae Patricio.
Italy’s EUBC European Champion Irma Testa has to box for the last 32 as well and she will meet first with Mali’s France-based Marine Fatou Camara at the featherweight (57kg). Romania’s Claudia Nechita will meet with Hungary’s Szabina Szucs in a re-match while the host nation’s first boxer in action will be Esra Ozyol who needs a strong performance to beat Morocco’s Widad Bertal on Day1.
Ireland’s EUBC European U22 Champion Amy Broadhurst dominated most of her recent international contests and she developed in all aspects of boxing. In the absence of Kellie Harrington, Broadhurst could be their spearhead in Istanbul and opens her campaign against Croatia’s Sara Beram on Day1.
The schedule of the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships
May 9, 2022, 18:00 – Day1 competition
May 10, 2022, 18:00 – Day2 competition
May 11, 2022, 14:00 & 18:00 – Day3 competition
May 12, 2022, 14:00 & 18:00 – Day4 competition
May 13, 2022, 18:00 – Day5 competition
May 14, 2022, 18:00 – Day6 competition
May 15, 2022, 14:00 & 18:00 – Day7 competition
May 16, 2022, 14:00 & 18:00 – Day8 competition
May 17, 2022 – Rest Day
May 18, 2022, 14:00 & 18:00 – Day9 competition
May 19, 2022, 18:00 – Day10 competition with the first part of the finals
May 20, 2022, 18:00 – Day11 competition with the second part of the finals
May 21, 2022 – Departure of the delegations