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insidethegames.biz are running a LIVE BLOG from the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Istanbul, Turkey?

Our reporter Michael Houston has travelled to Istanbul to bring you all the news, as-it-happens from the Başakşehir Gençlik ve Spor Tesisleri competition venue.

Covering all the action, the LIVE BLOG starts today and will run through to the Finals and Medal ceremony on Friday 20th May.

A total of 419 athletes from 93 countries have registered to compete across 12 weight categories, with medals awarded to the first 4 boxers of each weight category; 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze.

The International Boxing Association will reward medal winners with exactly the same amount as for IBA’s Men’s World Championships. The prize money fund has been set at $2.4 million.

Read about world gold medallist Sarah Ourahmoune, named ambassador for the 12th edition of the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships.

Look back through previous AIBA World Championships results and medals tables and see who came top.

The LIVE BLOG covers all 12 days of the competition and is updated constantly so you don’t miss a thing.

Get involved on Twitter and Facebook and share individual updates or make comments on the LIVE BLOG itself.

All on your favourite website insidethegames.biz.

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