The championships was first held in Havana , Cuba as a men's only event and the first women's championships was held over 25 years later in The men's and women's competitions are held separately and since the biennial championships have been held in alternating years. As of , weight classes for the men include: . Boldface denotes active amateur boxers and highest medal count among all boxers including these who not included in these tables per type. As of , weight classes for women are as follows: . Boldface denotes active boxers and highest medal count among all boxers including these who are not included in these tables per type.
And then there is this question: Is a future conqueror of Mike Tyson registered at the Concord Hilton this week? Stay tuned. Olympic team trials tournament beginning today, the next-to-last step in qualifying for the U. After Concord, there is one more stop on the road to Seoul.
Manny would make a great Olympian, says ex-amateur standout
Former Olympian Regilio Tuur dropped by the famous sweatshop to check out Pacquiao, who welcomed the Dutch like one of his best buddies. But his insight on the Filipino icon possibly suiting up in the Olympics came as the most interesting part in his short chat with scribes. For Tuur, Pacquiao will not have trouble adjusting to the technical aspect of amateur boxing, a system that usually thrives more on solid boxing skills than raw power. Tuur also had success as a professional, becoming the WBO super featherweight champion and retiring with a record of , with 30 knockouts.
On the wall of our Adderley Street boxing gym is a famous belt with the names of National Champions dating back to Evans National Champion 8st stones W. Froggatt National Champion 8st W.