THE 2019 AIBA men’s World championships are set to begin in Ekaterinburg, Russia, running from September 8-21.
Given the upheaval in amateur boxing, with AIBA, the world governing body, being stripped of the right to administer the Olympic Games, this tournament will no longer be a qualification event for Tokyo 2020. It will however be the first major championship to take place at the new Olympic weight classes, with eight divisions rather than 10. Light-flyweight no longer exists. Bantamweight becomes featherweight, 57kgs. Lightweight will become 63kgs with the light-welter division also being expunged.
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