The next year’s 66th Bocskai Memorial Tournament will be held in Hungary on February 7-1331 December 2021
The new 66th edition of the Bocskai Memorial Tournament will be a five-days long competition for the elite female and male boxers in Debrecen, Hungary. The date of the upcoming strong Bocskai Memorial Tournament will be held in February 7-13, 2022. The city is located in the Eastern part of the country and it is famous of its boxing and sport schools.
The upcoming Bocskai Memorial Tournament is scheduled to be held in all of 12 women and 13 men weight categories in Debrecen. The Bocskai Memorial Tournament is one of the oldest European international competitions after the Strandja Memorial Tournament. The prestigious Bocskai Memorial Tournament saw big champions in the recent decades and the Hungarian Boxing Association is waiting for stars in the new 66th edition. The deadline of the final registration for the Bocskai Memorial Tournament in January 20.
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 Hungary avoid any new Covid-19 cases during the new edition of the 2022 Bocskai Memorial Tournament.
History of the Bocskai Memorial Tournament
The traditional event was launched in 1956 which makes it one of the oldest European elite boxing tournaments. Olympic Champions, AIBA World Champions and European Champions competed in the Bocskai Memorial Tournament in the previous decades including such stars as Hungary’s Istvan Kovacs, China’s Zou Shiming, Italy’s Roberto Cammarelle, Cuba’s Julio Cesar La Cruz, England’s Luke Campbell and many other brilliant boxers.
Altogether 122 men and 18 women boxers from 20 countries competed in the 62nd edition of the Bocskai Memorial Tournament in Debrecen. Among the top nations Russia, Kazakhstan, England, Ukraine, Mongolia, Italy, Belarus, Romania, Poland, host Hungary and Netherlands are all sent boxers to the event. England, host Hungary and Kazakhstan each claimed three gold medals in the 2018 Bocskai Memorial Tournament.
Eighteen finals were held in the 63rd edition of the Bocskai Memorial Tournament in Debrecen, Hungary on February 2019. Kazakhstan’s Serik Temirzhanov became the Best Boxer of the event, Russia awarded the Best Team Trophy while the host Hungarians claimed two gold medals on home soil. Altogether 35 women and 144 elite men boxers attended in the 2019 Bocskai Memorial Tournament for the 18 available gold medals in Debrecen. The Hungarian LOC had to divide the boxers into two groups at the men’s flyweight (52kg), light welterweight (64kg), middleweight (75kg) and light heavyweight (81kg) due the high number of entries.
The Best Boxer of the 64th edition of the Bocskai Memorial Tournament was awarded by Belarus’ European Games winner Dzmitry Asanau. The following nations took part in the 64th Bocskai Memorial Tournament on February 2020: Austria, Belarus, Botswana, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Wales.
The number of the participating boxers in the last 65th edition was 175 including 55 women from 22 different countries representing three Confederations. AIBA President Mr. Umar Kremlev visited the finals of the 65th Bocskai Memorial Tournament in Debrecen on February 2021 to follow the prestigious boxing competition. England, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, and Turkey shared the gold medals in the Bocskai Memorial Tournament where Netherlands’ Nouchka Fontijn and Hungary’s Richard Kovacs have done revenges in the final day following their previous losses.
The following 22 nations competed at the 2021 Bocskai Memorial Tournament in Hungary despite of the Covid-19 issues: Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, Finland, France, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey and Wales.
Facts of the event
Name: Bocskai Memorial Tournament
Date: February 7-13, 2022
Venue: Debrecen, Hungary
Gender: Men & Women
Age Group: Elite
Date of Birth: 1982-2003 born boxers
Weight categories of the event
The 13 men’s elite weight categories: 48kg, 51kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg, 63.5kg, 67kg, 71kg, 75kg, 80kg, 86kg, 92kg and +92kg.
The 12 women’s elite weight categories: 48kg, 50kg, 52kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg, 63kg, 66kg, 70kg, 75kg, 81kg and +81kg.
Schedule of the event
February 7, 2022 – Arrivals of the delegations
February 7, 2022, 19:00 – Technical Meeting
February 7, 2022, 20:00 – Official Draw
February 8, 2022, 14:00 – Official Opening Ceremony
February 8, 2022, 14:30 – Day1 competition
February 9, 2022, 14:00 – Day2 competition
February 10, 2022, 14:00 – Day3 competition
February 11, 2022, 14:00 – Day4 competition
February 12, 2022, 14:00 – Day5 competition with the finals
February 13, 2022 – Departure of the delegations
Contact Details of the Local Organizers
Hungarian Boxing Association
Mrs. Zsuzsanna Toth – Secretary General
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +36 1 4606879
Tap the link to see Tournament details http://www.eubcboxing.org/competition/66th-bocskai-istvan-memorial-international-boxing-tournament/