The Men’s World Boxing Competition which was slated to take place in New Delhi, India in 2021 will now take place in Belgrade, Serbia next year.
The International Boxing Association cancelled the hosting right of the nation as New Delhi failed to pay the host fee as mentioned in Host City Agreement Terms. Now, India will have to pay 500,000 USD as cancellation penalty to the boxing organization.
The President of Serbian Boxing Federation, Nenad Borovcanin, expressed his gratitude to the International Boxing Association for giving Serbian city Belgrade a chance to conduct such an elite event.
In a statement released by the AIBA, Mr Borovcanin also said, “After the historical tournament of 1978 in the capital city of Yugoslavia, this is the second time for our nation to be back as hosts. Winning the medal at AIBA World Boxing Championships is a dream of all the boxers. And it is in our nature – never to stop until our dreams are achieved. I strongly believe that the Serbian Boxing Federation will do a fantastic job in organizing this tournament and that both the competitors and spectators will take great pleasure in the opportunity to participate in it. I would like to express my utmost gratitude to the International Boxing Association for convening such a wonderful event”.
AIBA Men’s World Boxing Championships takes place in the city of Belgrade in 2021. pic.twitter.com/MCrYRDvO6r
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