The Boxing World Cup is due to take place in 2022 after a 14-year absence. 

It is expected to feature 16 countries and teams, comprising a mix of Olympic boxers and professional fighters. 

The event had been scheduled to make its grand return in October 2020, but was pushed back because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Up to $5 million (£4 million/€4.5 million) in prize money could be offered at the tournament. 

The tournament’s motto will be "Boxing for Peace", with competition due to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two before it was delayed. 

Cuba are the most successful nation in the Boxing World Cup's history ©Getty Images
Cuba are the most successful nation in the Boxing World Cup's history ©Getty Images

If it is a success, the IBA hopes to include female boxers in future tournaments.

The Boxing World Cup was originally launched in 1979 when it was staged at Madison Square Garden in New York City, with the United States beating the Soviet Union in the final.

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, with Cuba triumphing.

Indeed, Cuba are the most successful team in the World Cup, winning seven of the 12 editions so far.