The 2011 AIBA World Boxing Championships gets underway today at the Heydar Aliyev Sports and Exhibition Complex in Baku, Azerbaijan, although the fighting does not begin until the 26th. The championships will take place with 685 boxers from 127 countries competing with hopes of securing a place at the London 2012 Olympics.
There will 25 boxers from Great Britain competing with nine from England, ten from Ireland, five from Wales and one from Scotland. It is a big opportunity for these boxers as making it to the London 2012 Olympic team will be a huge boost for their careers.
One boxer to look out for is super heavyweight hopeful Anthony Joshua
, who looks to have a promising career in front of him. Anthony has been receiving much praise from some of boxings big names, including promoter Frank Warren
. Anthony recently took some time to talk to FansShare
about his hopes for the future.