World Boxing Championships: AIBA to allow spectators for first time after COVID-19 pandemic

World Boxing Championships: AIBA to allow spectators for first time after COVID-19 pandemic
World Boxing Championships: AIBA to allow spectators for first time after COVID-19 pandemic

World Boxing Championships: AIBA to allow spectators for first time after COVID-19 pandemic: Spectators will be allowed at next month’s men’s world boxing championships in Serbia, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) announced on Monday, making it the first major event in the sport to welcome back fans since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The AIBA, in a statement, said that tickets have gone on sale for the October 24 to November 6 showpiece, where India will be represented by a full-strength 13-strong squad featuring Asian medal-winners like Deepak Kumar (51kg), Shiva Thapa (63.5kg) and Sanjeet (92kg).

“Spectators are allowed at the 2021 AIBA men’s World Boxing Championships at Stark Arena in Belgrade, Serbia. Tickets for the main AIBA event went on sale via official tickets partner eFinity on the website efinity.rs,” the AIBA said.

World Boxing Championships: AIBA to allow spectators for first time after COVID-19 pandemic

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AIBA President Umar Kremlev said he is eager to see fans back in the arena after COVID-19 health safety protocols forced many sporting events to become made for television in the last year and half.

“We are waiting for boxing fans from Serbia and around the globe to attend the AIBA World Boxing Championships,” Kremlev said.

“For us, it will be the first major event with spectators after the start of the pandemic. We are happy to welcome everyone in Belgrade at Stark Arena. I expect tough fights, beautiful victories and bright emotions from the tournament. Our boxers will deliver a great show for everyone,” he added.

For the first time in AIBA’s 75-year history, the medal winners at the championships will be rewarded with significant prize money.

World Boxing Championships: AIBA to allow spectators for first time after COVID-19 pandemic

The prize money fund has been set at $2.6 million.

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Championships schedule:

October 24: Opening Ceremony
October 25-November 2: Preliminaries
November 3: Rest Day
November 4: Semi-finals
November 5-6: Finals.