World Boxing Cup Finals 2024 to be held in Sheffield

May 30, 2024 | by Nabillah Akhtar


The World Boxing Cup end-of-year Finals event for 2024 will be held at English Institute of Sport Sheffield, England from 27-30 November 2024.

The competition, which is being hosted by England Boxing and World Boxing in association with GB Boxing, will be the culmination of the World Boxing Cup series for 2024 when the stage winners and other top-ranked boxers from this year’s events will compete for the World Boxing Cup Trophy.

November’s Finals event will see the World Boxing Cup return to Sheffield after it hosted the first competition of the series in January 2024.  It was followed by the ‘World Boxing Cup: USA Boxing International Invitational’ in Pueblo, Colorado in April 2024.  The third event of this year’s series is scheduled to take place in September 2024 and a number of locations are bidding to host it.

The World Boxing Cup is a new international boxing format developed by World Boxing, the international federation which has been established to ensure boxing remains at the heart of the Olympic Movement.

It features contests at 13 weight categories (seven for men and six for women) and allows male and female boxers accrue ranking points over several stages of competition throughout the calendar year.

The World Boxing Cup Finals 2024 will be delivered by England Boxing in association with World Boxing and GB Boxing and is supported by the National Lottery and Sheffield City Council.

World Boxing’s Secretary General, Simon Toulson, explained:  “We are very happy to bring the year-end Finals event back to Sheffield after the success of this January’s ‘World Boxing Cup: GB Open’, which was held in the city and received very positive feedback from the boxers, coaches and National Federations that participated.  World Boxing is committed to delivering a calendar of high quality competition opportunities and we have no doubt that this year’s Finals event in Sheffield will be a great end to the first series of the World Boxing Cup.”

Jerome Pels, Chief Executive, England Boxing, added: “We are thrilled to host yet another event at the home of England Boxing and GB Boxing in Sheffield.  The World Boxing Cup in January demonstrated the remarkable achievements possible when stakeholders collaborate effectively. This upcoming tournament will offer fans a fantastic opportunity to witness the superstars of the sport first hand and provide the boxers with another chance to compete in an elite environment against the world’s best.”

Councillor Martin Smith, Chair of the Economic Development Committee at Sheffield City Council, said: “We are incredibly proud of Sheffield’s sporting credentials and being a city of sport.  We have hosted many major sporting events over the years, and we are delighted that the World Boxing Cup Finals will be another.”

GB Boxing’s Chief Executive, Matt Holt, added: “This is great news for the boxers in our squad who will again get the opportunity to compete at home.  They all enjoyed competing in the first World Boxing Cup in Sheffield back in January and those that make the Finals will be very much looking forward to having the chance to box at home once more where their family and friends can come to see them in action, in what will definitely be a high-class international competition.”

World Boxing was launched in April 2023 and aims to ensure that boxing remains at the heart of the Olympic movement.  On 7 May 2024 it held its first meeting with the IOC which signalled the start of formal collaboration between the two organisations aimed at establishing a pathway for boxing to remain in the Olympic Games.

World Boxing currently has 29 members covering all of the five Continents that compete in international boxing.

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