111 boxers from 15 countries will take part in the ‘World Boxing Cup: Cologne 2023’ (28-31 October 2023) which starts today in Germany following yesterday’s draw.
The tournament is being delivered by the German Boxing Association in collaboration with World Boxing, the new international federation (IF) which has been established to ensure boxing remains at the heart of the Olympic movement.
The 15 nations taking part in the competition include 11 countries that are members of World Boxing: Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Mongolia, Norway, Scotland, Sweden and Wales. Three countries that are not currently members of the new IF, Cuba, France and Switzerland, have been given approval to compete by the Executive Board of World Boxing. The final entrant is representing the Refugee team.
The competition will follow the new World Boxing Cup format and features six women’s categories and seven for men, which reflect the weight classes that will be used at the Paris 2024 Olympics.
60 men and 51 women are taking part in the four-day competition. There will be two sessions of boxing on each of the first three days starting at 14:00 and 19:00 (CET). Finals day on 31 October 2023 will feature one session starting at 17:00.
Weight classes competing in today’s first session from 14:00, when there will be two rings in action, include 50kg, 54kg and 60kg in the women’s competition and 63.5kg, 71kg, 80kg, 92kg and 92kg+ for the men.
The action is being streamed live and can be viewed at: https://sportdeutschland.tv/dbvboxen
A full list of entrants and details of the draw can be viewed at: https://www.boxverband.de/cologne-boxing-cup-der-ablaufplan-des-turniers-in-koeln/
World Boxing will be posting updates throughout the competition on its social channels: