Amateur | Issue | Premium | Sep 10 2019

The World championships begin

The men’s World championships get underway in Russia, writes John Dennen
World championships

AFTER the draw and the opening ceremony, the men’s World championships got underway this week at the Expo Center in Ekaterinburg, Russia, with 365 boxers from 78 countries taking part.

AIBA, the beleaguered governing body for amateur boxing, will hope that the competition can draw attention to the sport itself, rather than the profound problems of governance that have seen the organisation suspended from handling the Olympic Games itself.

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