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Schedule & Results: Catch Up

(Local) / 03:30 PM 21 Aug (Rio)
Men's Super Heavy (+91kg) Final Bout

Tony Victor James Yoka (FRA)
Joe Joyce (GBR)

(Local) / 03:12 PM 21 Aug (Rio)
Men's Light Welter (64kg) Final Bout

Fazliddin Gaibnazarov (UZB)
Lorenzo Sotomayor Collazo (AZE)

(Local) / 02:17 PM 21 Aug (Rio)
Men's Fly (52kg) Final Bout

Shakhobidin Zoirov (UZB)
Misha Aloian (RUS)

(Local) / 02:00 PM 21 Aug (Rio)
Women's Middle (69-75kg) Final Bout

Claressa Maria Shields (USA)
Nouchka Fontijn (NED)

(Local) / 03:10 PM 20 Aug (Rio)
Men's Middle (75kg) Final Bout

Arlen Lopez (CUB)
Bektemir Melikuziev (UZB)

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Pros to add new dimension to Olympic boxing

Rio 2016 will usher in a new dawn of Olympic boxing as professional boxers are given their chance to live out their Olympic dream. The change will bring a new level of competitiveness to one of the world’s oldest Olympic sports.

Australia will now qualify through Asia instead of Oceania meaning there is likely to be less boxers make the Australian Team for Rio. The tougher qualification campaign will provide a higher level of competition for Australia’s boxers, ensuring those that do progress will be battle-tested come Rio as Australia goes in search of their first boxing podium finish since 1988. 

Women to watch: 2014 Commonwealth Games 60kg Gold Medalist Shelley Watts will be Australia's only female boxer at the 2016 Games.

Watts finished 2nd in the Asia/Oceania Qualifiers in China in April, booking herself a ticket at her debut Olympic Games. Watts is determined to make her mark on the Olympic boxing scene, setting herself the goal of returning home with a gold medal around her neck.

Men to watch: Daniel Lewis is set to make his Olympic debut in the 75kg division, after winning the bronze medal at the AIBA Asian/Oceania Olympic qualifying tournament in China, in in a unanimous point’s decision, in April.

Lewis will be joined by Jason Whateley, in the 91kg division, who also secured his Olympic debut with a bronze medal at the 2016 Asia/Oceania Olympic Qualification Tournament.

Qualification, Nomination & Selection

Quota places are allocated to an athlete by name. For the 2016 Rio Games each National Olympic Committee can enter up to one athlete in each event.

Brazil will be allocated a total of six places (five men and one woman) with the remaining places allocated to the Tripartite Invitation Commission.

After the introduction of professional boxers onto the Olympic program for the first time in 2016, a total of thirty-seven places will be reserved and distributed to professionals. Twenty places are allocated through the AIBA Pro Boxing Series with two for each event, while seventeen through the World Series of Boxing.

Each continent will then have a number quota of places to be filled through the two amateur and semi-pro league tournaments.

Australian athletes will need to secure their spots for the Games either through the World Series of Boxing (WSB), AIBA Pro Boxing, World Championships (Men and Women), World Olympic Qualifying Tournament or Continental Olympic Qualifiers (see below).

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Nomination to the AOC

Following the confirmation of quota spots to Australian athletes from AIBA, Boxing Australia (BA) will nominate these athletes to the AOC for selection. If Australia has qualified too many athletes then BA will conduct a Selection Bout Box-Off, with the winner of this Box-Off to be nominated to the AOC.

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Selection to the AOC

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Key dates

  • 7 – 19 June 2016 - 2016 AIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament


Competition Format & Events

Boxers compete in their respective weight categories (events) in a knock-out format. The winners of the two semi-finals in each weight category will fight for the gold medal, with the losers of the two semi-finals each awarded a bronze. Boxing, judo and taekwondo are the only three Olympic sports to award two bronze medals.

Boxers who are awarded the most points by the judges are determined the winner of the bout. Points are scored for every punch they land successfully on their opponent’s head or upper body. Men’s bouts comprise three rounds of three minutes. Women’s bouts are fought over four rounds of two minutes.

At the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, professional boxers will be eligible to compete in the men’s events for the first time.

The men compete in ten events, while the women compete in three events.

The men’s event include; Light flyweight (49kg), Flyweight (52kg), Bantamweight (56kg), Lightweight (60kg), Light welterweight (64kg), Welterweight (69kg), Middleweight (75kg), Light heavyweight (81kg), Heavyweight (91kg) and Super heavyweight (+91kg).

The women’s event includes; Flyweight (51kg), Lightweight (60kg) and Middleweight (75kg).

Australia and Olympic Boxing

Australia’s first Olympic boxer and medallist, was the famous sporting all-rounder Reginald “Snowy” Baker in London in 1908. The next medal came in Melbourne in 1956 with Kevin Hogarth’s bronze in the welterweight division. Tony Madigan and Ollie Taylor headed the boxing team in Rome 1960 and both won bronze medals in the light heavyweight and bantamweight categories respectively. Madigan lost to a precocious Cassius Clay (now known as Muhammad Ali) in the semi-final. Seoul 1988 saw Grahame “Spike” Cheney equal Baker’s performance by winning a silver medal, as a light welterweight.

The Australian Boxing team had only one win at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games before improving to record five wins in London. Junior welterweight Jeff Horn was Australia’s highest ranked athlete after he fell just short of getting through to the medal rounds.

Australia's Olympic boxing medal tally is: 5 (0 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze)

Read more about boxing at the Olympics and Australia’s history here>>>

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Did you know

  • The last time Australia won a boxing medal at the Olympics was Grahame ‘spike’ Cheney at Seoul 1988.
  • Boxing is the sport with the greatest representation of indigenous athletes for Australia with 19 Olympians, followed by Athletics (7), Basketball (4), Football (3) and Hockey (3).
  • Following the London 2012 Games a semi-pro league has been launched to give amateur male boxers an opportunity to potentially prepare for their future professional boxing careers.
  • In a bid to increase the recognition of the male boxers to the public and stimulate transparency and fair judgment throughout the tournament male athletes will no longer wear headgear in Olympic competition.
  • Boxing, judo and taekwondo are the only three Olympic sports to award two bronze medals.

Pre-Rio AUS Tally

0 Gold
2 Silver
3 Bronze


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