Phase two of ‘The Boxing Road to Tokyo’ kicked-off on March 3rd in Amman, Jordan. Sixty-three qualifying places at this summer’s Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 have been decided – 41 for men and 22 for women. The event is being organized by the IOC Boxing Task Force* (BTF). The winners of all weight classes have guaranteed themselves a place at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, plus the winners of today’s box-off bouts.
Nine days of Jordanian competition ended in Final and Box Off bouts in following categories: Women’s Fly (48-51kg), Women’s Feather (54-57kg), Women’s Light (57-60kg), Women’s Welter (64-69kg), Women’s Middle (69-75kg), Men’s Fly (48-52kg), Men’s Feather (52-57kg), Men’s Light (57-63kg), Men’s Welter (63-69kg), Men’s Middle (69-75kg), Men’s Light Heavy (75-81kg), Men’s Heavy (81-91kg) and Men’s Super Heavy (+91kg).
With qualifying in Dakar, Senegal, having already taken place, Amman is the second of five scheduled Boxing Events for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Two additional continental Qualifying Events will follow in London, Great Britain (14-24 March) and Paris, France (13 to 20 May.) The event scheduled for Buenos Aires, Argentina (26 March to 3 April) has been ‘suspended’ due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Boxing tournament will feature 286 boxers (186 men, 100 women) competing in 13 weight classes (eight weight classes for men, five for women).
*The IOC Boxing Task Force
The IOC BTF was created by the IOC Executive Board (EB) in June 2019. This followed a decision by the IOC EB and Session to keep boxing on the sports programme for Tokyo 2020, but to suspend IOC recognition of the International Boxing Association (AIBA). The IOC EB gave the Boxing Task Force the mandate to organise and deliver the five qualification events for boxing and the Olympic boxing competition in Tokyo, and to develop a Tokyo 2020 qualification system for boxing. In line with its mandate, and considering the importance of focusing on the athletes, the IOC Boxing Task Force has complemented existing AIBA regulations with specific amendments to deliver its commitment to transparency while minimising the impact on boxers. The rules that will apply to the five qualification events and the Tokyo 2020 boxing tournament are published on Athlete 365 .