The 2024 edition of the Women’s World Boxing Championships will be taking place in Astana, Kazakhstan, as the decision taken by the International Boxing Association (IBA) Board of Directors in a recent official meeting in Tashkent.
The bid for Astana was presented by Aziz Kozhambetov, the Vice President of International Relations, Kazakhstan Boxing Federation and the Kazakh capital was selected, with the Barys Arena chosen as the venue.
“I am happy that such a powerhouse in boxing like Kazakhstan is to host one of the biggest IBA tournaments. The competition has already taken place in Astana in 2016, and now comes back in a more powerful way, as we double prize money for women,” said Umar Kremlev, president of the IBA. “For the first place we award the boxers $200,000 USD, and the overall prize fund is $4.8 million USD for all 12 categories. This amount includes 10 per cent that belongs to the head coaches of the national teams. I am looking forward to a great Championships and greeting the boxers in Astana next year.”
“We hope that the decision of the IOC will be based on facts and not on the assumptions. From IBA’s side, we did our utmost to inform the International Olympic Committee about all strides towards implementation of their recommendations and beyond it. We are fully transparent and open; we hope for the fair assessment of IBA’s significant progress as one of the best International Federations,” the IBA prez further added.
This year, the championships had taken place in New Delhi from 15th to 26th March. The event will return to Kazakhstan after eight years, as they had been the hosts last time in 2016.