The 2023 women’s world boxing championships will be without several of the sport’s strongest nations, including the United States, Canada, Ireland and Great Britain, but they look to be richly endowed. The international boxing federation (IBA) confirmed in a statement that it has allocated a record $2.4 million in prize money for the global event, scheduled for March 15-26 in New Delhi, India. In each of the 12 weight classes, the gold medalists will receive a check for $100,000, the largest bonus in history for a women’s world title. The other two medallists will receive a $50,000 bonus for silver and $25,000 for bronze. To date, 77 countries have assured the IBA of their presence at the K.D. Jadhav Indoor Hall in the Indian city, a venue with a seating capacity of 6,000. As a reminder, the IBA announced over the weekend that the 2023 World Championships, for women in New Delhi and for men in May in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), would serve as a qualification for the Paris 2024 Games. Under a decision of the IOC Executive Board, taken before the Tokyo 2020 Games, then confirmed last year, the IBA is however excluded from the Olympic qualification process, and its events with it.
— Published 24 February 2023