LAUSANNE: AIBA has postponed the 2020 Youth Men and Women World Championships in Kielce, Poland, until 2021 due to the pandemic crisis.
The new dates proposed are April 10-24, 2021.
The executive committee’s proposal to maintain the initial age eligibility period of the Championships was approved to respect the athlete’s preparation for the tournament. It remains for boxers born from January 01, 2002 to December 31, 2003.
‘First and foremost, our athletes’ interests are our priority. And I advocate their needs to be healthy and well prepared for the major competitions of their age. We hope that the health situation in the world becomes better, and Kielce can organize an excellent tournament in April 2021,’ said AIBA interim president, Dr. Mohamed Moustahsane.