Boxing at the 2020 Summer Olympics
The boxing tournaments at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will take place from 23 July to 8 August 2021 at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan. On 22 May 2019, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that the International Boxing Association (AIBA) had been stripped of the right to organise the tournament, due to "issues in the areas of finance, governance, ethics and refereeing and judging". Boxing will instead be organised by an ad-hoc task force led by Morinari Watanabe, president of the International Gymnastics Federation.
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
|Dates||24 July – 8 August 2021|
|No. of events||13|
|Competitors||from 76 nations|
On March 23, 2013, the AIBA instituted significant changes to the format. The World Series of Boxing, AIBA's pro team league whicher AIBA Pro Boxing Tournament, consisting of pros who sign 5 year contracts with AIBA and compete on pro cards leading up to the tournament, also provides a pathway for new pros to retain their Olympic eligibility and retain ties with national committees. The elimination of headgear and the adoption of the "10-point must" scoring system further clears the delineation between amateur and pro format.
The number of weight classes for men was reduced from 10 to 8, with the women's weight classes having a corresponding increase from 3 to 5. The IOC confirmed weight limits for all 13 classes on 19 June 2019.
Men will contest matches in these eight weight classes:
- Flyweight (52kg)
- Featherweight (57kg)
- Lightweight (63kg)
- Welterweight (69kg)
- Middleweight (75kg)
- Light heavyweight (81kg)
- Heavyweight (91kg)
- Super heavyweight (+91kg)
Women will contest matches in these five weight classes:
Each National Olympic Committee was permitted to enter up to one athlete in each event. Six places (four men and two women) were reserved for the host nation Japan, while eight further places (five men and three women) were allocated to the Tripartite Invitation Commission.
All other places will be allocated through four Continental Olympic Qualification Events (one each for Africa, the Americas, Asia/Oceania and Europe) between January and April 2020, followed by a World Olympic Qualification Event in May 2020 for NOCs without a qualified boxer in the corresponding weight classes.
|R32||Round of 32||R16||Round of 16||QF||Quarter-Finals||SF||Semi-Finals||F||Final|
|Date||Jul 25||July 26||July 27||July 28||July 29||July 30||July 31||Aug 1||Aug 2||Aug 3||Aug 4||Aug 5||Aug 6||Aug 7||Aug 8||Aug 9|
|Men's light heavyweight||R32||R16||QF||SF||F|
|Men's super heavyweight||R16||QF||SF||F|
Host nation (Japan)
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