AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu said: “Boxing is one of the major sports in Baku 2015 where 278 boxers, of whom 67 women, will face each other in the 12 days of competition and for the 1st time, women will surprisingly compete in 5 categories. I am honored to be here to wish all of them the best of luck in their quest to becoming the first European Games Champions”.
Ireland’s five-time World Champion and London 2012 Olympic gold medalist Katie Taylor will compete at Lightweight (60 kg) in Baku, while Azerbaijan’s reigning Bantamweight (56 kg) AIBA World Champion Javid Chalabiyev represents an excellent opportunity for the host nation to achieve a boxing gold medal.
Baku 2015 boxing events will kick-off on Tuesday, 16 June and will finish on Saturday, 27 June with 263 bouts taking place over the period of 11 days of competition. See full events schedule and draw sheets here.