— Published 30 August 2023

Astana to host the Women’s World Cup in 2024

The IOC’s withdrawal of its Olympic recognition will rule it out of the Paris 2024 Games, but the IBA is already actively preparing for next season. The international boxing body has announced that it has awarded Kazakhstan the organization of the women’s world championships in 2024. The tournament will be held in Astana, which already hosted the IBA (then AIBA) Women’s World Championships in 2016. The agreement between the two parties was signed at the Kazakh Ministry of Sports by IBA vice-president Abdulmutalim Abakarov and Kazakhstan Boxing Federation president Kenes Rakishev (pictured above). The women’s world championships will take place in October, after the Paris 2024 Games. They will be richly endowed in results bonuses, with a prize pool of $4.8 million. Gold medallists in each weight category will receive $200,000 ($100,000 for silver and $50,000 for bronze). Head coaches of the medallists will receive 10% of the sum, with national federations eligible for a subsidy equal to 20% of the amount paid to the boxers.