The FISU University World Boxing Championships will be held in Chiang Mai in October
The FISU World University Championships will be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand in the beginning of next month which competition is the first big event after the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Asia. The competition will be hosted by the International University Sports Federation (FISU) which was established in 1949 and coordinates the activities of the university sports federations.
The city is located in the Northern part of Thailand and famous of its boxing school and also of its weightlifting traditions. Chiang Mai was founded over 700 years ago in 1296 and after the winter rains the weather conditions will be excellent during the FISU University World Boxing Championships.
The date of the championships is October 3-8 in Chiang Mai where the host country is planning to get record number of titles. The President of the Local Organizing Committee of the event Mr. Professor Niwes Nantachit and President of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) Mr. Oleg Matytsin welcomed the participants in their special messages in the recent weeks.
Besides to the ten men’s weight classes the women boxers can compete in the Flyweight class (51 kg), Lightweight class (60 kg) and Middleweight class (75 kg) once again after the last Yakutsk 2014 edition. Boxers who were born between 1988 and 1997 are eligible to compete in the FISU University World Boxing Championships.
The Supervisor of the World University Championships will be Mr. Mohamed Kamel Shbib who is working in Saudi Arabia and he was also controlled the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan in May. The Supervisor of the last edition of the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships Mr. Keith Walker of New Zealand also will be there in Chiang Mai as ITO.
The first edition of the FISU University World Championships was held in Antalya, Turkey in 2004 and following Almaty, Kazan, Ulaanbaatar, Baku and Yakutsk the upcoming 7th event is scheduled in Chiang Mai. Two-time Olympic Champion star Zou Shiming of China and Uzbekistan’s Sydney 2000 Olympic Games bronze medallist Rustam Saidov both claimed the gold medals in Antalya in 2004.
The first edition of the Asian University Boxing Championships was held in the capital city of Tajikistan in Dushanbe where 13 champions have been crowned. Dushanbe never hosted such a big boxing event in the past and the home crowd enjoyed the huge competition where Tajikistan claimed six gold medals. That event was a preparation competition before the FISU University World Boxing Championships.