After ten days of boxing competition in Belgrade, Serbia still enjoys boxing, with new 26 fights under the semifinals of the AIBA men’s World Boxing Championships.
Ahead, 13 more fights, one per category, to meet the champions of the most prestigious event of the International Boxing Association.
The main motto of this competition is Fair chance, fair fight. AIBA ensures equality with a careful selection process for its referees and judges. And quite in the World Cup, not only are medals, belts, or prestige in general at stake. There are also cash prizes: almost 100565 USD for the winner, 49704 for the second, and 24852 for the bronze winner.
The Cross Is Still In Shape
Cuban superstar Julio César La Cruz is chasing his fifth World Championship gold in the Serbian capital, ten years after winning the first of them. Uzbek Madiyar Saydrakhimov, in the semifinals, will fight for heavyweight glory against Aziz Mouhiidine. The 23 years old young Italian talent beat Emmanuel Reyes in the other semifinal. He later achieved a historic bronze for his country.
In Hamburg, Frenchman Sofiane Oumiha again wants to repeat his success in 2017 where he claimed lightweight gold. After his victory by decision against Alexy De La Cruz, the Dominican. He will face off with the Uzbek Abdulmalik Khalokov, who went to the final round by walkover.
Sewon Okazawa surprised the welterweight by defeating Kazakh Ablaikhan Zhussupov and will return to the ring in search of gold against American Omari Jones. Sewon Okazawa was not the only Japanese to reach the finals; so did Tomoya Tsuboi in the bantamweight class.
The Americans and the Kazakh, specially mentioned in this world championship for two teams. Both teams are winning in the Stark Arena with four representatives each in the finals. Also, both will almost absolutely be the two countries that will compete for the highest position on the Belgrade medal table.
Fair Chance Team Is More Than A Team
Although undoubtedly, the great protagonist of the championship is the Fair Chance Team, along with boxers of different nationalities who, for several reasons, cannot represent their country. Fair chance, fair fight.
It and everyone else have had the support and follow-up of AIBA ambassadors Roy Jones Jr, Roberto Cammarelle, Zeina Nassar, Milos Bikovic, and Said Taghmaoui.
The AIBA men’s World Boxing Championships finals will take place at Belgrade, Serbia, this weekend.