The england boxing national amateur championships (nacs) formerly known as the elite national championships and aba national championships is the oldest and most prestigious amateur boxing competition in the country. Dating back to 1881, it boasts household names such as henry cooper, frank bruno, nigel benn, ricky hatton, carl froch, tony. heres a look at a few champions-- both men and women -- from the world of olympic boxing. Considered to be the cradle of boxing, one of the most successful amateur boxers of all time, felix savon, came from cuba. Born in guantnamo in 1980, savon was inspired by cuban great tefilo stevenson into taking up boxing. The aiba world boxing championships, and the aiba womens world boxing championships, are biennial amateur boxing competitions organised by the international boxing association (aiba), which is the sport governing body. Alongside the olympic boxing programme, it is the highest level of competition for the sport. The championships was first held in 1974 havana, cuba as a mens only event and the first womens championships was held over 25 years later in 2001. School summer games (gymnasiade) sportaccord combat games aiba challenge matches. Amateur boxing history this section of the website is under development but will eventually include a history of amateur boxing including lists of all the aba championship contests (including preliminary and divisional championships), amateur records, biographies of outstanding amateur boxers, amateur rankings and articles on amateur boxing.