Russia’s Samara Region is likely to host the 2022 Boxing World Cup, the press office of the regional authorities announced on Monday citing Kirill Shchekutyev, the secretary general of the Russian Boxing Federation (RBF), as saying.
“In 2019, the Samara Region organized one of the best Russian boxing championships with the support of the regional authorities,” Shchekutyev said during his meeting with Dmitry Azarov, the head of the Samara Region.
“Since we are confident that the Samara Region will be able to organize a high level sports tournament, we are planning to hold the Boxing World Cup, including in Samara,” the RBF secretary general stated.
Shchekutyev added that the Samara Region can host in particular the semifinals or the final of the 2022 Boxing World Cup.
The Boxing World Cup is an international boxing event, which is organized by the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA). It was first held in 1979. The most recent Boxing World Cup was hosted by the Russian capital of Moscow in 2008.