“Each of them will know just how important a stage the Youth World Championships is, and while the ten champions will all have achieved something remarkable and taken a big step in their careers, it is important that all of the boxers come away having learned a bit more about themselves and their future.”
China’s APB Light Flyweight Champion Bin Lv proudly refers to his gold at the 2012 Youth World Championships in Armenia as “the moment my career began”. Other notable names to have established themselves as future champions at the competition include Croatia’s most successful Olympic boxer of all time, Filip Hrgovic, French Olympic Champion Tony Yoka and the World Championship silver medalists Joe Ward of Ireland.
More than 400 boxers from over 70 countries have registered to take part in the competition, hoping to emerge victorious and go on to follow in the footsteps of past and current Olympic greats.
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