A ceremonial opening of the World Cup was held at the Sports Palace in Baku on October 15, 2006, Trend reports.
The President of the World Association of Amateur Boxers (AIBA), Anvar Choudri, said in his opening remarks, that Baku city, the capital of Azerbaijan, gathered the world's strongest teams, which benefits the fans. This World Cup is being held in Baku for the first time, and I am sure that it will be of a high level of excitement for the sport fans Choudri pointed out.
The Minister for Youth and Sports, Azad Rahimov, noted the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's great merits in the organization of such a tournament. We have excellent boxers, who have numerously confirmed their class at the international arena. Of course, they will try to demonstrate their best peculiarities before the native public the Minister underscored.