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The eighth and most recent edition of the Championships takes place in Jeju, South Korea. The event is initially scheduled to be held in Edmonton, Canada, but Boxing Canada withdraws from hosting after failing to find a venue that was available for the dates suitable for AIBA. Russia return to the top of the medal standings once more with three golds, one silver and one bronze. Ireland's Katie Taylor and the United States' Claressa Shields, the London 2012 lightweight and middleweight gold medallists respectively, both strike gold.


China return to the summit of the medal standings at the 2012 Championships, which serves as a qualifier for the Olympic Games later in the year. The country's haul of three golds, one silver and one bronze sees them lead the way with the seven other golds split between seven nations.


Women's World Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan


Barbados' capital Bridgetown welcomes the world's best female boxers to its shores for the sixth edition of the Championships. They were held on the back of the International Olympic Committee Executive Board's decision to introduce women's boxing into the Olympic Games at London 2012. Russia regain their place at the top of the medal standings with two golds and one silver.


China take their turn to host the Championships and mark it by topping the medal standings in Ningbo City with five golds, two silvers and four bronzes.


Hosts India head the rankings at the fourth edition of the Championships in New Delhi, claiming four golds, one silver and three bronzes. Russia finish second on this occasion with three golds and three bronzes


Russia return to the top of the medal standings, winning seven of the 13 golds on offer, as they stage the third edition of the Championships in Podolsk.


The second edition of the Championships take place in Antalya, Turkey. North Korea were the best-performing nation with two golds, two silvers and one bronze. Ukraine come second with two golds, one silver and two bronzes.


First edition of the Women's World Boxing Championships is held, hosted by Scranton in the US state of Pennsylvania. It takes place seven years after women's boxing was formally recognised at the 13th AIBA Congress in Beijing. Russia top the medal standings with four golds.