- AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships 2019 will begin from 3rd October in Ulan-Ude, Russia.
- Mary Kom will be leading a 10-boxer-strong Indian contingent.
- The Women's World Boxing Championships 2019 event can be streamed live on AIBA's YouTube channel.
Having seen a record performance in the Men’s edition, including a gold courtesy of Amit Panghal, India is all geared for the Women’s World Boxing Championships. The 11th edition of AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships will commence in Ulan-Ude, Russia 3 October onwards. The flagship event will draw participation from the best women boxing talent across the globe. However, an additional gravitas will be added to the competition because of the fact that the Championships will double up as a qualification tournament for next year’s Asia/Oceania Olympic Qualifiers scheduled to be held in Wuhan, China between 3-14 February 2020.
As usual, MC Mary Kom will be leading Indian contingent. The Manipuri boxer will be competing in the 51kg category. Having already equalled the record for winning six World Championships gold last year in Delhi (48kg), Mary would be looking to set a new world this time around.
When will the Women’s World Boxing Championships 2019 be played?
The 11th edition of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships will be held between 3-13 October 2019 in Ulan-Ude, Russia.
What are the weight categories in the competition?
As many as 10 weight categories will feature in the competition, although only five of these classes are Olympic-acknowledged.
The World Championships weight categories are as follows:
Light Fly (48 kg), Fly (51 kg), Bantam (54 kg), Feather (57 kg), Light (60 kg), Light Welter (64 kg), Welter (69 kg), Middle (75 kg), Light Heavy (81 kg), Heavy (81+)
Olympics weight categories include: Fly (51kg), Light (60kg), Light Welter (64kg), Welter (69kg), Middle (75kg).
Who are the medal-hopefuls for India?
India has sent a heavy squad of 10 boxers, one for each category. Five of these ten boxers will be making their World Championships debuts this year.
Here’s the complete Indian squad: MC Mary Kom (51kg), Manju Rani (48kg), Neeraj (57kg), Jamuna Boro (54kg), Manju Bomboriya (64kg), Sarita Devi (60kg), Saweety Boora (75kg), Nandini (81kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), Kavita Chahal (+81kg).
While Mary Kom remains the favourite to win a yellow metal, the likes of India Open gold-medallist Jamuna Buro and World Championships bronze medallist Lovlina Borgohain are among the prime medal-hopefuls for India.
Where to watch Women’s World Boxing Championships 2019?
The Women’s World Boxing Championships 2019 event can be streamed live on AIBA’s YouTube channel.
Women’s World Boxing Championships 2019 Schedule
4th October: Jamuna Boro vs Erdenedalai Michidmaa | (54kg)
5th October: Neeraj vs Qiao Jieru | (57kg)
5th October: Saweety Boora vs Munkhbat Myagmarjargal | (75kg)
6th October: Sarita Devi vs winner of Julieth Dayana Cordero vs Yumba Naomie | (60kg)
6th October: Nandini vs Schonberger Irina-Nicoletta | (81kg)
7th October: Manju Rani vs Cedeno Rojas T | (48kg)
7th October: Manju Bomboriya vs Carini Angela | (64kg)
8th October: Mary Kom vs winner of Nimani Azize vs Jitpong Jutamas | (51kg)
9th October: Lovlina Borgohain vs winner of Gittens Kimberley vs Bel Ahbib Oumayma | (69kg)
10th October: Kavita Chahal vs Kavaleva Katsiaryna | (+81kg)