Qatar to host 2015 World Boxing Championships

Qatar has been named hosts of the 2015 World Boxing Championships, beating a bid from Bangkok.

International Boxing Association (AIBA) president CK Wu said: ''It is very exciting for AIBA to explore new horizons and we are looking forward to visit Doha in 2015.''

Today’s decision was made by AIBA's executive committee at a meeting in Jeju, South Korea.

The biennial tournament will be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, this year from October 11-27.