September 19th – 26th, 2022 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dear boxing friends,
Bosnia and Herzegovina will host the 20th Memorial International Boxing Tournament "Mustafa Hajrulahović - Talijan" that will take place in Sarajevo (Municipality of Ilidza) in Bosnia and Herzegovina from September 19 to September 26, 2022.
Year after year, the tournament has grown into an A category tournament and one of the most prestigious tournaments in Southeastern Europe.
The 17 national teams participated in last year's tournament:
Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Denmark, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Cyprus, Kosovo, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Scotland, and Wales.
Last year's tournament hosted around 140 male and female competitors in the youth and senior categories, of which some of the biggest names in today's boxing, twenty-one won European and World medals in boxing: Aziz Abbes Mouhiidine ITA, Billal Bennama FRA, Samuel Kistohurry FRA, Florentin Wilfred FRA, Levente Kiss HUN, Federico Serra ITA, Attila Bernath HNG, Mazzone Sophia ITA, Gojković Bojana MNE, Ćirković Sara SRB, Corrie Van Der Pavert NED, Boukedim Ibrahim FRA, Arslan Khatajev FIN, Sebastian Wiktorzak POL.
This year, the "Zlatni ljiljani" boxing club, the organizer, is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and this year the 20th-anniversary tournament is being held, so we expect a great spectacle in four competitive days.
A YouTube live stream is provided during all four days, and the final fights are on live TV.
Gold, Silver, and 2 (two) Bronze Medals will be awarded to the winners in each weight category and trophies for the best in the categories.
Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the city of the Winter Olympics, the city of sport, and the city of boxing.
The tournament is planned to be held in one of the most luxurious hotels in the country, the "Hotel Hills Sarajevo Congress & Thermal Spa Resort".
The tournament will be held for Elite Female boxers, Elite Male boxers, Youth Girls Boxers, and Youth Man Boxers.
The 20th edition of the boxing tournament "Mustafa Hajrulahović - Talijan" could be a solution for many national federations in men's and women's Youth and Elite competitions, to use as a preparation for the next main goals. The competition could also be a preparation for the EUBC Women's Boxing Championships, which will be held in Budva Montenegro from October 5 - October 17.
The venue of the boxing tournament "Mustafa Hajrulahović - Talijan" is the congress hall of the "Hills" Hotel, and the IBA scoring system and technical rules will be used during the competition. All IBA National Boxing Federations can send multiple boxers in each weight category and have the right to appoint their own judges and referees. All participants will be welcomed at "Sarajevo International Airport", and the LOC will arrange transportation from the airport to hotels.
The last 19th edition of the "Mustafa Hajrulahović – Talijan" Tournament delivered fantastic finals in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina in September 2021.
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Finland, The Netherlands, Italy, Kosovo, Romania, and Serbia won the youth gold medals in Sarajevo.
Finland, Italy, Hungarians, France, and Poland were the nations that bagged gold medals among the elite boxers.
The awards and trophies:
1. The most competitive boxer: Damian Durkecz POL
2. The best technician: Adam Hamori HUN
3. The best perspective boxer: Samuel Kistohury FRA
4. The best boxer of the tournament: Manfredi Mario I ITA
1. The most competitive boxer: Sara Cirkovic SRB
2. The best technician: Mazzone Sophia ITA
3. The best boxer YW: Bojana Gojkovic MNE
1. The most competitive boxer: Idrissi Elias DEN
2. The best technician: Taolante Jakupi KOS
3. The best boxer YW: Romeo Costa WAL
Tournament Period: September 19th – September 26th , 2022
Competition Period: September 21st – September 24th , 2022
Arrival Date: September 19/20 2022
Departure Date: September 25/26 2022
Included age classification:
Youth Girls Boxers (born 2004 and 2005)
Elite Women Boxers (1 January, 1982 - 31 December, 2003)
Youth Man Boxers (born 2004 and 2005)
Elite Man Boxers (1 January, 1982 - 31 December, 2003)