This year’s Youth Men's and Women's World Championships are set to be taking place in the Polish city of Kielce from November 2 to 9. The world’s best boxers aged 17 and 18 will be competing across 10 weight classes. 

Bouts will take place at the Hala Legionow Sports Complex, with space for 3,000 fans.

This year's Youth Men and Women's Boxing World Championships will be held at Hala Legionow Sports Complex in Kielce ©Facebook
This year's Youth Men and Women's Boxing World Championships will be held at Hala Legionow Sports Complex in Kielce ©Facebook

Poland saw off competition from rival bidder Nicaragua to earn the right to host the event. It will be the first time the country welcomes the tournament. 

Men and women will compete alongside each other for the second Youth World Championships in a row, having done so in the Hungarian capital of Budapest in 2018. There, 359 boxers from 65 countries battled for the title. 

Russia topped the medal table at the 2018 Youth World Boxing Championships in Budapest ©AIBA
Russia topped the medal table at the 2018 Youth World Boxing Championships in Budapest ©AIBA

Russia finished as the most successful country, earning six gold medals. Boxers from the United States claimed three gold medals between them, while Thailand and India got two golds each. 

The Youth World Championships are a biennial competition, with the first edition held in 1979 in Yokohama in Japan. It was originally called the Junior World Championships, before switching to its new name in 2008, when the event was held in the Mexican city of Guadalajara.