The only boxing tournament in Central and Eastern Europe in AIBA category A for youth with winners going on to glory in Europe and the world. For 19 years, the place to be for the best athletes from over 30 countries.

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The path to victory starts with a single step. It doesn’t matter when and where you take it – the main thing is to find the courage to overcome your doubts. The Klitschko Foundation offers this opportunity to those who have dedicated their themselves to boxing.

  • 1727 sportsmen
    took part
  • 32 countries
  • 720 boxers
    got prizes

The international boxing tournament for juniors, AIBA category A has taken place for 19 years in Berdychiv, Ukraine.

How was it in 2015


Winners of the tournament 2017:

  1. Up to 49 kg: Alakheverodi Sakhil (Georgia)
  2. Up to 52 kg: Artur Bazeyan (Armenia)
  3. Up to 56 kg: Oleksandr Zelezniak (Ukraine)
  4. Up to 60 kg: Tuğrulhan Erdemir (Turkey)
  5. Up to 64 kg: Eryk Apresyan (Poland)
  6. Up to 69 kg: Dmytro Maydakov (Ukraine)
  7. Up to 75 kg: Denys Levchenko (Ukraine)
  8. Up to 81 kg: Yordanyan Artrijom (Georgia)
  9. Over 91 kg: Dmytro Galagan (Ukraine)

The best boxer of the tournament turned to be Yordanyan Artrijom (Georgia), who despite the defeat in the finals (up to 81 kg), was one of the most technical boxers in the tournament.

Each year around 150 youth take part in the event. This is where the boxing world first learned of future Olympic champions Vasily Lomachenko and Alexandr Usyk, world champion Yevgeny Khitrov, Olympic bronze winner Vyacheslav Glazkov, and many other leading athletes who are bringing new glories to Ukrainian sport. And that’s only the beginning!

Hall of Fame

  • Oleksandr Usyk

    WBO Inter-Continental Cruiserweight champion
  • Vasyl Lomachenko

    WBO International featherweight champion
  • Sergiy Derevyanchenko

    Defended NABF middleweight title

Surprises happen more often that you imagine, you just have to look. Nothing is impossible when you want something with all your heart.

Don’t believe us? Time to try!

Project Team

  • Viсtor Kolesnyk

    Head of Sports Projects Department
  • Dmitro Kryzhanivsky

    Manager of Sports Projects



Start to Success is a program for the reconstruction and renovation of youth sports schools across Ukraine.

  • 100 sports schools sent applications
  • 12 mln. uah invested
  • 11 sports schools repaired
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