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22 October 2021, 18:41

Belarus name squad for 2021 AIBA World Boxing Championships

MINSK, 21 October (BelTA) – The coaching staff of the Belarusian national boxing team named the roster for the 2021 AIBA World Boxing Championships. The event is due to take place in Belgrade on 25 October-6 November, BelTA learned from coach of the national team Aleksandr Yermashevich.

Belarusian athletes will compete in six weight categories out of 13. Representing the country in the ring of one of Belgrade's biggest sports centers will be Yauheni Karmilchyk (48kg), Dzianis Salotskikh (51kg), Artur Tuniyeu (60kg), Kiryl Samadurau (75kg), Aliaksei Alfyorau (80kg), and Uladzislau Smiahlikau (92kg).

The number of registered boxers is 650 athletes from 105 countries, which is a record in the tournament's history. The weight classes were extended by AIBA in August 2021, and the Belgrade Championships will become the first major competition with such a format. The prize fund is set at $2.6 million. World champions will get $100,000 each. Silver medalists will get $50,000, bronze medalists - $25,000.

Preliminaries are scheduled for 25 October-2 November. Semifinals will take place on 4 November. Medal bouts are due on 5-6 November.

Originally the world sports forum in 2021 was to be held in New Delhi, India, but the event was relocated due to failure of the organizers to meet their obligations. The Indian side did not pay the fee required in such cases and AIBA terminated the contract.

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