|AIBA World Boxing Championships Chicago 2007 |
10/17/2007 - AIBA World Boxing Championships Chicago 2007
What: The AIBA World Boxing Championships Chicago 2007 will take place October 23rd – November 3rd at the University of Illinois - Chicago Pavilion. With nearly 700 boxers from more than 120 countries, this eleven-day event will be the largest world boxing championships in history, and will serve as an Olympic qualifier for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
Number of Countries: 121
Number of Boxers: 690
Number of Bouts: Up to 80 bouts per day
Dates: Training site opens Oct. 18
Tournament draw Oct. 23
Competition dates Oct. 23-Nov. 3
Award ceremonies Nov. 3
Session 1 2pm-10pm Tuesday (10/23)
Session 2-6 11am-10pm Wed.-Sunday (10/24-10/28)
Round of 16 Session 7-8 2pm-10pm Tues.-Wed. (10/30-10/31)
Quarter Finals Session 9 2pm-5pm Thursday (11/01)
Quarter Finals Session 10 7pm-10pm Thursday (11/01)
Semi-Finals Session 11 2pm-5pm Friday (11/2)
Semi-Finals Session 12 7pm-10pm Friday (11/2)
Finals Session 13 2pm-6pm Saturday (11/3)
Venue: Competition UIC Pavilion, University of Illinois Chicago
Training UIC Athletic facilities
• The top eight finishers in nine of the 11 weight classes and the top four in the heavy and super heavyweight divisions in Chicago will earn a spot at the 2008 Olympic Games.
• The field is loaded with 27 World Championship medal winners from the 2005 AIBA World Championships in Mianyang City, China, expected to compete.
• Also, competing are eight Olympic medalists from the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, including gold medalists Manus Boomjumnong of Thailand, in the 64kg/141 pounds weight division and Alexey Tishchenko of Russia at 57kg/125 pounds.