AIBA World Boxing Championships Chicago 2007

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I'm happy to see people that have interest in some sporting events find my Olympic blog and more happy to see they are kind enough to help me out and contribute on this blog! I recently received an email from Mr. Mark Jones at Public Affairs in Hill & Knowlton. Mr. Jones wanted to make sure I had the a fact sheet on the world boxing championships taking place in Chicago later this month. For all of you boxing fans in the U.S. and Chicago, here the fact sheet Mark gave us on the AIBA World Boxing Championships Chicago 2007:

What: The AIBA World Boxing Championships Chicago 2007 will take place October 23rd – November 3rd at the University of Illinois - Chicago Pavilion. With nearly 700 boxers from more than 120 countries, this eleven-day event will be the largest world boxing championships in history, and will serve as an Olympic qualifier for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.


Number of Countries: 121
Number of Boxers: 690
Number of Bouts: Up to 80 bouts per day

Training site opens Oct. 18
Tournament draw Oct. 23
Competition dates Oct. 23-Nov. 3
Award ceremonies Nov. 3

Session Hours:
Session 1 2pm-10pm Tuesday (10/23)
Session 2-6 11am-10pm Wed.-Sunday (10/24-10/28)
Round of 16 Session 7-8 2pm-10pm Tues.-Wed. (10/30-10/31)
Quarter Finals Session 9 2pm-5pm Thursday (11/01)
Quarter Finals Session 10 7pm-10pm Thursday (11/01)
Semi-Finals Session 11 2pm-5pm Friday (11/2)
Semi-Finals Session 12 7pm-10pm Friday (11/2)
Finals Session 13 2pm-6pm Saturday (11/3)

Competition UIC Pavilion, University of Illinois Chicago
Training UIC Athletic facilities

Quick Facts:

• The top eight finishers in nine of the 11 weight classes and the top four in the heavy and super heavyweight divisions in Chicago will earn a spot at the 2008 Olympic Games.

• The field is loaded with 27 World Championship medal winners from the 2005 AIBA World Championships in Mianyang City, China, expected to compete.
• Also, competing are eight Olympic medalists from the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, including gold medalists Manus Boomjumnong of Thailand, in the 64kg/141 pounds weight division and Alexey Tishchenko of Russia at 57kg/125 pounds.

Ticket Pricing

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Session 1-3

Session 4-10

Session 7-10

For specific questions about this upcoming event in Chicago, kindly post a comment here and I will be happy to email to his contact details.

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