Iraq and Kuwait supports each other’s boxing life with future programs
Iraq and Kuwait are neighboring nations and their traditions are similar therefore the two countries decided to collaborate more actively in the near future. Their boxing managements are planning to strengthen their relationships with meetings, common programs after the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
Following their training camps in various nations, Iraq attended at the Asian & Oceanian Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event in Amman but their boxers were not able to get a quota place yet for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games. Iraq will have the second chance to qualify boxers at the World Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event.
Iraq represented the previous two editions of the Olympic Games in London and in Rio de Janeiro with one boxer on each event. Their current teams attended all of the recent ASBC Asian Boxing Championships and proved their best especially at the Kuwait City 2019 ASBC Asian Schoolboys Boxing Championships.
Kuwait hosted the 1987 edition of the Asian Boxing Championships where the country achieved one of its biggest successes during their history, a gold medal at the super heavyweight (+91kg) which was earned by Ahmed al-Baloushi. Kuwait attended with three boxers at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games which was their another highlight.
Kuwait Boxing Federation was suspended in the recent years but the country returned to the international boxing map at the Bangkok 2019 ASBC Asian Elite Boxing Championships. Boxing returned also to Kuwait in 2019 when their capital hosted the ASBC Asian Schoolboys Boxing Championships. Kuwait City was also the host of the 2020 Arab Junior Boxing Championships before the Covid-19 pandemic.
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