Article by Tibor Kincsis
The EUBC European Men’s Elite Boxing Championships have just finished in Yerevan, Armenia, but there is no stoppage in the tournaments. The Eindhoven Box Cup will be the next important international competition with the participation of a record number of 40 registered nations.
The Eindhoven Box Cup is a new event in the European Boxing map, which was launched only a few years ago, but there is huge interest in all of the continents to attend the event. Such stars as Russia’s Armen Zakaryan, Turkey’s Onur Sipal, England’s Lewis Richardson, and the Netherlands’ Peter Mullenberg won gold medals in the 2016 edition in Eindhoven.
The engine and the main organizer of the competition, Mr. Jeremie Besson, developed the Eindhoven Box Cup rapidly, and the result of his hard work is a new, strong international tournament. The last edition of the Eindhoven Box Cup was held in October 2019, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event returned to the agenda after a two-and-a-half-year break.
The finals of the last edition of the Eindhoven Box Cup delivered fantastic and remarkable bouts in the Netherlands. Thailand’s Youth Olympic Games winner, Atichai Phoemsap, and the Netherlands’ number one, Enrico La Cruz, amazed the crowd with their fantastic final which was won by the Thai teenager in 2019.
The biggest name of the forthcoming Eindhoven Box Cup is Mauritius’ Louis Richarno Colin, the All-Africa Games winner, Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, and three-time Olympian of the Beijing, London and Tokyo Games. Trinidad & Tobago’s IBA World Boxing Championships bronze medallist, Nigel Paul, and many of the young Irish, English, Italian, German, and French hopefuls are registered to compete in the Netherlands.
A record number of 40 nations have sent their registrations to the upcoming Eindhoven Box Cup, which made the event like a small world championship. Four of the Confederations, including Europe, Asia, America and Africa, are planning to compete in the event.
Afghanistan, Albania, Belgium, Canada, Cameroon, Cape Verde, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Nepal, the Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Portugal, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, Ukraine, Uganda, and Venezuela are registered to attend the new edition of the Eindhoven Box Cup.
Name: Eindhoven Cup
Date: June 3-7, 2022
Venue: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Gender: Women & Men
Age Group: Elite
Date of Birth of the Boxers: 1982-2003
52kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg, 63kg, 66kg, 70kg and 75kg for the Elite women boxers
51kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg, 63.5kg, 67kg, 71kg, 75kg, 80kg, 86kg, 92kg and +92kg for the Elite men boxers
June 3 – Arrival of the delegations
June 3, 17:00-19:00 – Accreditation and entries check
June 3, 21:00 – Technical Meeting & Official Draw
June 4, 12:00 – Day1 competition with the quarter-finals
June 5, 12:00 – Day2 competition with the semi-finals
June 6, 12:00 – Day3 competition with the finals
June 6-7 – Departure of the delegations