International Pirkka Tournament is held annually in May in Tampere, Finland. The legacy of Pirkka Tournament started in 1987 and Tampere Boxing Association took charge of the organizing in 1989.
The tournament has been held every year since that and in 2016 we celebrated 30 years of Pirkka Tournament history. In 2020 and 2021 we were forced to cancel the tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore the 34th edition will be held in May 2022.
Pirkka Tournament is well known, good standard boxing tournament. During the past 40 years Tampere Boxing Association has gained a worldwide reputation as high level tournament organizer with experience from small gym competitions and annually held Men Elite Tammer Tournament to European Boxing Championships in 1981 and 2000 as well as World Boxing Championships in 1993.
During the 33 years of Pirkka Tournament history we’ve had the pleasure to host teams from 22 different countries addition to Finnish clubs: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Cyprus, Turkey, Israel and USA.