Boxing at the 2015 Pan American Games

Boxing competitions at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto were held from July 18 to 25 at the General Motors Centre (Oshawa Sports Centre) in Oshawa.[1] Due to naming rights the arena was known as the latter for the duration of the games.[2] A total of thirteen boxing events will be held: ten for men and three for women.[3]

Boxing at the XVII Pan American Games
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Boxing pictogram for the games
VenueOshawa Sports Centre
DatesJuly 18–25, 2015
Competitors120 from 24 nations
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VenueEdit

 
The General Motors Centre (Oshawa Sports Centre), in Oshawa, was the venue for the boxing competitions

The competitions will take place at the General Motors Centre (Oshawa Sports Centre) located about in the city of Oshawa, about 60 kilometers from the athletes village. The arena will have a reduced capacity (from its normal of about 5,500) of about 3,000 people per session.[2] The venue will also host weightlifting competitions earlier during the games.[4]

New rulesEdit

To harmonise with the rules of amateur boxing decided by the Association Internationale de Boxe Amateur (AIBA), Pan Am Boxing will feature new rules. There will be an introduction of the "10-point must" scoring system used in the pro game, where the winner of each round must be awarded 10 points and the loser a lesser amount, and the elimination of the padded headgear. AIBA new rules want to take away the focus on the head as the key scoring location. The AIBA, boxing's world body, said removing the head gear would actually make things safer by reducing concussions, and the jury is out on that. Now, the boxer will have to concentrate on the whole body and proper ring tactics. The International Olympic Committee has not as yet decided whether to permit boxing without headgear for Rio in 2016. How thing go in Toronto this year may go a long way to a final decision. AIBA officials are also waiting to see how things go in the men's game before making a decision to take head gear off women fighters.[5]

Competition scheduleEdit

The following is the competition schedule for the boxing competitions:[6]


P Preliminaries ¼ Quarterfinals ½ Semifinals F Final
Event↓/Date → Sat 18 Sun 19 Mon 20 Tue 21 Wed 22 Thu 23 Fri 24 Sat 25
Men's light flyweight P ¼ ½ F
Men's flyweight P ¼ ½ F
Men's bantamweight P ¼ ½ F
Men's lightweight P ¼ ½ F
Men's light welterweight P ¼ ½ F
Men's welterweight P ¼ ½ F
Men's middleweight P ¼ ½ F
Men's light heavyweight P ¼ ½ F
Men's heavyweight ¼ ½ F
Men's super heavyweight ¼ ½ F
Women's flyweight ¼ ½ F
Women's light welterweight ¼ ½ F
Women's light heavyweight ¼ ½ F

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Canada)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Cuba64010
2  Canada*3036
3  United States2125
4  Venezuela1236
5  Mexico1135
6  Colombia0235
  Dominican Republic0235
8  Argentina0123
9  Brazil0022
  Puerto Rico0022
11  Chile0011
  Costa Rica0011
  Guatemala0011
Totals (13 nations)13132652

MedalistsEdit

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Light flyweight
details
Joselito Velázquez
  Mexico
Joahnys Argilagos
  Cuba
Yoel Finol Rivas
  Venezuela
Victor Santillan
  Dominican Republic
Flyweight
details
Antonio Vargas
  United States
Yosvany Veitía
  Cuba
Céiber Ávila
  Colombia
David Jimenez
  Costa Rica
Bantamweight
details
Andy Cruz Gómez
  Cuba
Héctor García
  Dominican Republic
Kenny Lally
  Canada
Francisco Martinez
  United States
Lightweight
details
Lázaro Álvarez
  Cuba
Lindolfo Delgado
  Mexico
Kevin Luna
  Guatemala
José Rosario
  Puerto Rico
Light welterweight
details
Arthur Biyarslanov
  Canada
Yasniel Toledo
  Cuba
Joedison Teixeira
  Brazil
Luis Arcon
  Venezuela
Welterweight
details
Gabriel Maestre
  Venezuela
Roniel Iglesias
  Cuba
Juan Ramón Solano
  Dominican Republic
Alberto Palmetta
  Argentina
Middleweight
details
Arlen López
  Cuba
Jorge Vivas
  Colombia
Misael Rodríguez
  Mexico
Endry Saavedra
  Venezuela
Light heavyweight
details
Julio César la Cruz
  Cuba
Albert Ramirez Duran
  Venezuela
Juan Carlos Carrillo
  Colombia
Rogelio Romero
  Mexico
Heavyweight
details
Erislandy Savón
  Cuba
Deivi Julio
  Colombia
Samir El-Mais
  Canada
Miguel Veliz
  Chile
Super heavyweight
details
Lenier Pero
  Cuba
Edgar Muñoz
  Venezuela
Cam Awesome
  United States
Rafael Lima
  Brazil

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
details
Mandy Bujold
  Canada
Marlen Esparza
  United States
Monica Gonzalez Rivera
  Puerto Rico
Ingrit Valencia
  Colombia
Light welterweight
details
Caroline Veyre
  Canada
Dayana Sánchez
  Argentina
Victoria Torres
  Mexico
Mirquin Sena
  Dominican Republic
Light heavyweight
details
Claressa Shields
  United States
Yenebier Guillén
  Dominican Republic
Ariane Fortin
  Canada
Lucía Pérez
  Argentina

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 24 countries have qualified athletes. The number of athletes a nation has entered is in parentheses beside the name of the country.

QualificationEdit

A total of 120 boxers (96 male and 24 women) will qualify to compete at the games. The top three boxers in each men's category at the 2015 World Series of Boxing will qualify. The rest of the quotas (including all the women's quotas) will be awarded at a qualification tournament in June 2015. Canada as host nation has an automatic berth in one women's and five men's categories, and will need to qualify in all other categories.[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Competition Schedule" (PDF). toronto2015.org. TO2015. 18 August 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Oshawa Sports Centre". toronto2015.org. TO2015. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Boxing". toronto2015.org. TO2015. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  4. ^ McMillan, Ian (17 July 2014). "Cashing in on the Pan Am Games in Durham". DurhamRegion.com. Metroland Media Group. Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  5. ^ Cbc.ca Pan Am Boxing will feature new rules
  6. ^ "Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Ticket Program Guide" (PDF). toronto2015.org. TO2015. 20 April 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 April 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Qualification System Boxing" (pdf). teamusa.org. TO2015. Retrieved 19 January 2015.