Joe Ward improved Ireland’s World Elite all-time medal haul to 20 in Hamburg,Germany last Saturday.


Irish boxing, male and female,has now won six gold,four silver and ten bronze since Tommy Corr secured our first podium finish at the flagship tournament of the sport in 1982.


Overall, Ireland is lying in joint 22nd spot with Poland in the all-time Men’s World medals table. Both nations have claimed 1 gold 3 silver and 9 bronze.


Ireland occuies 9th position in the all-time World Women’s Championships table with five gold, one silver and one bronze.

Joe Ward finds the target in Hamburg

The Men’s World Championships has been running since 1974 when the inaugural event was held in Havana.The inaugral World Women’s Championships was hosted by the USA in 2001.


Two of Ireland’s World medallists, Michael Carruth and Katie Taylor, have won Olympic gold, while John Joe Nevin and Michael Conlan have claimed Olymic bronze and silver.


Taylor (6), Ward (3) and Nevin (2) have won more that one World medal, while Conlan is the only Irish male boxer to top the podium at this level.


Qualifying for the World Men’s Championships is a relatively new concept, first introduced for the 2015 edition of the tournament in Doha.


The 2019 AIBA World Men’s Championships will be held in Russia.



Ireland’s Medal Winners at World Men’s and Women’s Championships

1982 Munich, West Germany
71kg Tommy Corr (Bronze)

1989 Moscow, Russia
63.5kg Michael Carruth (Bronze)

1993 Tampere, Finland
51kg Damaen Kelly (Bronze)

1997 Budapest, Hungary
81kg Stephen Kirk (Bronze)

2001 Belfast
67kg James Moore (Bronze)

2006 New Delhi, India
60kg Katie Taylor (Gold)

2008 Ningbo City, China
60kg Katie Taylor (Gold)

2009 Milan, Italy
54kg John Joe Nevin (Bronze)

2010 Bridgetown, Barbados
60kg Katie Taylor (Gold)

2011 Baku, Azerbaijan
56kg John Joe Nevin (Bronze)

2012 Quinhaungdao, China
60kg Katie Taylor (Gold)

2013 Almaty, Kazakhstan
75kg Jason Quigley (Silver)
81kg Joe Ward (Bronze)

2014 Jeju, Korea
60kg Katie Taylor (Gold)

2015 Doha, Qatar
56kg Michael Conlan (Gold)
81kg Joe Ward (Silver)
75kg Michael O’Reilly (Bronze)

2016 Astana, Kazakhstan
64kg Kellie Harrington (Silver)
60kg Katie Taylor (Bronze)

2017 Hamburg, Germany
81kg Joe Ward (Silver)


Medals: Gold 6, Silver 4, Bronze 10