World Boxing competitions will begin in the latter part of 2023 and will be devised in the interests of boxers and cover all levels from Juniors to Seniors. A comprehensive competition calendar is being developed that will feature a series of new tournaments designed to create longevity and appeal to potential broadcast and commercial partners.
Member National Federations will be able to bid to host events. Further details on World Boxing’s competition strategy, tournament calendar and the bidding process for staging events will be published on this website when it is released later in 2023.
World Boxing’s competition rules will be based on those used at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Ensuring sporting integrity is central to World Boxing’s mission and means that all competitions will be subject to independent, third-party scrutiny with the appointment of external assessors who will oversee and report on all aspects of competition management including refereeing and judging and the appointment and role of officials.
This operating structure reflects the approach taken by the IOC’s Boxing Task Force (BTF) for Tokyo 2020 when Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) was appointed to provide an independent assessment and review of refereeing and judging at the qualification events and the Olympic tournament.
It will make sure that all World Boxing competitions are subject to independent, third-party oversight and deliver fair competition for the boxers where the outcome is determined solely by performance in the ring.
Decisions on the timing and location of World Boxing events will be subject to clear procedures that will be strictly applied to provide certainty to boxers, coaches and National Federations and enable them to plan and prepare for tournaments with the confidence that they will happen at the time and location when they are scheduled to take place.
Timelines and processes for bidding for events will be transparent with fixed deadlines. Decisions on hosting and timing will be made in the interests of boxers. Once events have been allocated and dates confirmed, the processes will ensure that these cannot be amended at a later date, unless circumstances change in a way that is beyond the control of World Boxing.
World Boxing’s Code for the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions and outline details of its Competition Plan are available below: