The World Cup Is Set To Visit Boxing, Definitely In China And Thailand
The first World Cup for professional boxing will be held next year, according to Patrick Cusick of the BANGKOK POST. The event will be organised by the World Boxing Council and will "feature divisions from bantamweight to heavyweight." The boxers contesting the World Cup will have to fight a series of eliminations before reaching the finals in late '13. The Asian boxers taking part in the World Cup will be reigning champions in the Asian Boxing Council and the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation. The venues will be determined in December, but Thailand and China have already been selected as primary host countries. A World Cup final will be held in the high altitude city of Kunming, "the new boxing centre for professional boxing in China" (BANGKOK POST, 7/1).