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90 boxers from 16 countries to battle it out at the World Boxing Cup: GB Open – Sheffield 2024

January 16, 2024 | by Nabillah Akhtar


The countdown to Paris 2024 continues this week when the ‘World Boxing Cup: GB Open, Sheffield 2024’ gets underway at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield, England, 17-20 January 2024.

More than 90 boxers from 16 countries are registered to take part in the tournament which is one of the last tune-up events before the upcoming Olympic qualifier in Italy (4-11 March 2024) and only the fourth elite, multi-nation, Olympic-style boxing competition to be held in Great Britain since London 2012. 14 of the countries are members of World Boxing. The two non-members, Gambia and Antigua and Barbuda, have been given permission to compete by the Executive Board of World Boxing.

The event is a new addition to the elite international boxing calendar and part of the World Boxing Cup series developed by World Boxing.  The World Boxing Cup is a new format in which male and female boxers accrue ranking points over several stages of competition throughout the calendar year and culminates in a year-end finals event when the stage winners and other top-ranked boxers compete for the World Boxing Cup trophy.

The World Boxing Cup in Sheffield will be first event of the 2024 series and features seven men’s weight categories and six for women, the same as those that will be used at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The 15 other countries taking part alongside England in the competition are: Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, French Polynesia, Gambia, Germany, Mongolia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Scotland, Sweden, Wales and Antigua and Barbuda. The IOC’s Refugee Team will also be represented by Cindy Ngamba who will participate in the women’s 75kg category.

Other names taking part in the competition include:

  • English super-heavyweight, Delicious Orie, who has already qualified for Paris 2024, after winning gold at the 2023 European Games
  • Germany’s Maxi Klotzer, who won gold and the award for Best Female Fighting Performance at the World Boxing Cup: Cologne 2023
  • Nikolai Terteryan from Denmark who also secured qualification for Paris 2024 when he won light-middleweight gold at the 2023 European Games
  • Nigeria’s English based heavyweight, Adam Olaore, who secured qualification for Paris 2024 at the recent Africa Qualification Tournament in Dakar
  • Panama’s two-time Olympian and two-time world championship medallist, Atheyna Bylon who will compete in the women’s middleweight division

The draw takes place at 20:00 (GMT) on Tuesday 16 January 2024.  Following this, details of the draw, all event documents and results can be viewed at

The event is being streamed live on World Boxing’s YouTube page and, for people in the UK, on the BBC. Details on how to view these over the four days of competition are below:

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The event will be delivered by England Boxing in association with World Boxing and GB Boxing and is supported by the National Lottery, UK Sport and Sheffield City Council.

Follow updates from the event across England Boxing’s social media channels and for more information please click here.