The Boxing World Cup was an international boxing event organized by the International Boxing Association (AIBA), featuring boxers competing in different weight divisions. It was held from 1979 to 1998 as an individual competition and from 2002 to 2006 as a team competition. In 2008 the format returned to individual competition, though the team score was still accounted for.
Individual boxers were competing in their weight categories as part of the team competition, with the overall winner decided by the higher number of total wins. Each team represented countries and continents. The number of weight categories differed per Cup. Related type of competition could be considered boxing team duels, often held between countries as part of the final stage of preparation for the World Amateur Boxing Championships.
The event took place only twice, in 2005 and 2006. In 2005, the event that took place in Moscow, Russia, and Russian team won. In the next event, it took place in Baku, Azerbaijan, and the Cuban team won.
After a new president was elected in the International Boxing Association and the event stopped. It didn't take place in 2007. In 2008, it was announced by the boxing organization that the event would continue on, but in a different competition, which will happen once in two years and the following one being in 2008. It will feature the top ranked boxers competing in this event in their weight categories. The place chosen for the event was Moscow.
|Edition||Host||Dates||Winner||Runner-up||Final score||Third place||Notes||Refs|
|1979||New York City, United States||October 11–19||United States||Soviet Union||7–3|| South Korea
|1981||Montreal, Canada||November 11–18||Soviet Union||Cuba||4–4|| United States
|1983||Rome, Italy||October 17–22||Cuba||Soviet Union||4–3|| Italy
|1985||Seoul, South Korea||November 2–6||South Korea||Soviet Union||4–4|| East Germany
|1987||Belgrade, Yugoslavia||October 26–31||Cuba||East Germany||5–3|| Soviet Union
|United States absent|||
|1990 (I)||Havana, Cuba||October 26–31||Cuba||Soviet Union||4–0|| East Germany
|1990 (II)||Dublin, Ireland||October 26–31||Cuba||East Germany||3–1|| West Germany
|1990 (III)||Bombay, India||November 10–17||Cuba||United States||3–1|| Canada
|1998|| Chongqing and
|2002||Astana, Kazakhstan||June 3–8||Cuba||Kazakhstan||7–5|| Thailand
|2005||Moscow, Russia||July 12–17||Russia||Cuba||7–4|| Azerbaijan
|2006||Baku, Azerbaijan||October 15–22||Cuba||Russia||6–5|| Azerbaijan
|2008||Moscow, Russia||December 5–15||Cuba||Russia||6–3|| Armenia
|Note||Cuban team did not participate in 1979' and 1985' editions for political reasons, mainly due to the Cuba's government altercations with the United States government.|
|Cuba||2 (2006, 2008)||1 (2005)||–|
|Russia||1 (2005)||2 (2006, 2008)||–|
|Azerbaijan||–||–||2 (2005, 2006)|