Boxing: Men’s Tripartite Quotas Announced

AIBA has announced the selection of their men’s tripartite quotas. These quotas are awarded to nations who have qualified an average of less than eight athletes in individual events over the past two Olympics. Five quotas for the men’s events were available in the bantam, light, light welter, welter and middle weight classes.

The quotas went to Vanuatu’s Lionel Warawara (bantamweight), Papua New Guinea’s Thadius Katua (lightweight), Jordan’s Obada Al-Kasbeh (light welterweight), Fiji’s Winston Hill (welterweight) and Zambia’s Benny Muziyo (middleweight).

 

Quotas by Nations

  • Fiji – 1
  • Jordan – 1
  • Papua New Guinea – 1
  • Vanuatu – 1
  • Zambia – 1

 

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Boxing: Professional Athletes Qualified at APB/WSB Qualifier

The final qualification quotas were decided at the 2016 APB/WSB Olympic Qualification Event. At this tournament boxers from AIBA Pro Boxing and World Series of Boxing are allowed to compete. In addition, with the late ruling allowing full professional boxers to compete this will be the only opportunity for them to qualify to the Olympics. In total the highest ranked boxers from the men’s heavyweight and super heavyweight qualified to the Olympics while for the other eight weight classes the top three athletes qualified to the Olympics. The APB/WSB Olympic Qualification Event was held in Vargas, Venezuela from July 3rd to July 8th 2016.

The late rule change to allow all professional boxers was met with some controversy with some nations declaring it was unfair to change the rules this late with some nations refusing to allow professionals to compete even if they had space on the team. Pro boxing organisations also threatened suspensions for athletes whom choose to compete in the Olympics. In the end only a small group of professionals actually competed. Two of the most prominent pros which qualified were Thailand’s Amnat Ruenroeng in the men’s lightweight (-60kg) and Cameroon’s Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam in the men’s light heavyweight (-81kg). Both actually lost their final match with Mexico’s Lindolfo Delgado defeating Ruenroeng and Colombia’s Juan Carlos Carrillo defeating N’Jikam. Also qualifying in those weights were Italy’s Carmine Tommasone (-60kg) and Ukraine’s Denys Soloneko (-81kg).

Mexico was the top performing nation, winning three gold medals. Along with Delgado, Joselito Velazquez defeated Ecuador’s Carlos Quipo in the men’s light flyweight (-49kg) and Juan Pablo Romero won in a walkover against Germany’s Arajik Marutjan in the men’s welterweight (-69kg). Also qualifying were Argentina’s Leandro Blanc in the light flyweight and Spain’s Youba Sissokho in the welterweight.

While Mexico won the most gold medals Venezuela qualified the most athletes, with four in total. Overall they won two events; Yoel Finol Rivas defeated Germany’s Hamza Touba in the men’s flyweight (-52kg), Colombia’s Ceiber Avila finished third and Edgar Munoz won the only available spot in the men’s super heavyweight (+91kg) with his win over Ukraine’s Rostyslav Arkhypenko. Also qualifying for Venezuela was Endry Jose Pinto whom lost to Ecuador’s Marlo Delgado in the men’s middleweight (-75kg), Turkey’s Onder Sipal won the third quota and Victor Rodriguez grabbed the third quota in the men’s bantamweight (-56kg). The winner of that event was Kenya’s Benson Gicharu whom won in a walkover against Dominican Republic’s Hector Garcia.

 

In the men’s light welterweight (-64kg) Armenia’s Hovhannes won in a technical knock-out over Qatar’s Thulasi Tharumalingam. The third quota for that event went to Ukraine’s Volodymyr Matviychuk whom won in a walk-over against Argentina’s Carlos Daniel Aquino. The lone quota in the men’s heavyweight (-91kg) went to Ecuador’s Julio Cesar Castillo whom defeated Croatia’s Marko Calic in the final.

 

This was the final opportunity for athletes to qualify in boxing. All that is remaining is for the nations to confirm the quotas and for the tripartite commission to announce the remaining tripartite quotas.

 

Quotas by Nations

  • Venezuela – 4
  • Ecuador – 3
  • Mexico – 3
  • Colombia – 2
  • Germany – 2
  • Ukraine – 2
  • Argentina – 1
  • Armenia – 1
  • Cameroon – 1
  • Dominican Republic – 1
  • Italy – 1
  • Kenya – 1
  • Qatar – 1
  • Spain – 1
  • Thailand – 1
  • Turkey – 1

 

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Boxing: Women’s Tripartite Quotas Announced

AIBA has published the female boxing tripartite quotas. One quota for each weight class was reserved for nations which have qualified less than an average of eight athletes to individual events over the past two Olympics.

Overall Central African Republic received a quota for the women’s flyweight (-51kg), the Federated States of Micronesia received a quota for the women’s lightweight (-60kg) and Panama received a quota for the women’s middleweight (-75kg).

We now know all of the nations which will compete in women’s boxing. The men’s tripartite quotas will likely be announced after the final qualification tournament set to take part next week.

 

Quotas by Nations

  • Central African Republic – 1
  • Micronesia – 1
  • Panama -1

 

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Boxing: 29 Nations Qualify After World Qualification Tournament

29 nations qualified at least one athlete after the 2016 Boxing World Olympic Qualification Tournament. One quota was available in the heavyweight and super heavyweight, two quotas were available in the men’s light flyweight and five quotas were available in the other seven events. In the events with five quotas the quarter-finalist whom lost to the eventual winner qualified as the fifth best athlete. The AIBA World Olympic Qualification Tournament was held in Baku, Azerbaijan from June 16th to June 25th 2016.

Overall nine nations won a gold medal among the ten events. The only nation which won two gold medals was Azerbaijan whom won gold in the light flyweight (-49kg) and light heavyweight (-81kg). In the light flyweight Rufat Huseynov defeated Spain’s Samuel Carmona in the final. In the light heavyweight 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Teymur Mammadov defeated Germany’s Serge Michel in the final. Also qualifying were Russia’s Petr Khamukov, Belarus’ Mikhail Dauhaliavets and Morocco’s Hassan Saada. Azerbaijan also qualified a third athlete in the middleweight (-75kg) where Kamran Shakhsuvarly lost to the eventual gold medalist Michael O’Reilly of Ireland whom defeated Turkmenistan’s Arslanbek Achilov in the final. Also qualifying in the middleweight are Iraq’s Waheed Abdul-Ridha and India’s Vikas Yadav.

The only other nation to have qualified three athletes from this event was France. Souleymane Cissokho defeated Hungary’s Imre Bacskai to win the welterweight (-69kg). Also qualifying were Belarus’ Pavel Kastramin, Great Britain’s Josh Kelly and Bulgaria’s Simeon Chamov. The other two French athletes which qualified were Elie Konki in the flyweight (-52kg) and Hassan Amzile in the light welterweight (-64kg). The flyweight was won by Bulgaria’s Daniel Asenov whom defeated United States’ Antonio Vargas. Also qualifying were Turkey’s Selcuk Eker and Mongolia’s Kharkhuugiin Enkh-Amar. The light welterweight was won by Great Britain’s Pat McCormack whom defeated Haiti’s Richardson Hitchins. Also qualifying were United States’ Gary Russell and India’s Monoj Kumar.

The bantamweight (-56kg) was won by 2013 World Championship bronze medalist Mykola Butsenko of Ukraine whom defeated Mongolia’s Erdenebatyn Tsendbaatar. Also qualifying were Cuba’s Robeisy Ramirez, Japan’s Arashi Morisaka and Algeria’s Fahem Hammachi. Netherlands’ Enrico Lacruz defeated Tajikistan’s Anvar Yunusov in the final of the lightweight (-60kg) event. Also qualifying are China’s Shan Jun, Chinese Taipei’s Lai Chun-En and Qatar’s Hakan Erseker. The lone quotas for the heavyweight (-90kg) and super heavyweight (+90kg) went to Poland’s Igor Jakubowski and Italy’s Guido Vianello respectively.

There will be one more opportunity for male boxers to qualify to the Olympics, the APB and WSB qualifier which will allow professional boxers to qualify, provided a nation has not already qualified in that event.

 

Quotas by Nations

  • Azerbaijan – 3
  • France – 3
  • Belarus – 2
  • Bulgaria – 2
  • Germany – 2
  • India – 2
  • Mongolia – 2
  • United States – 2
  • Algeria – 1
  • China – 1
  • Chinese Taipei – 1
  • Cuba – 1
  • Great Britain – 1
  • Haiti – 1
  • Hungary – 1
  • Iraq – 1
  • Ireland – 1
  • Italy – 1
  • Japan – 1
  • Morocco – 1
  • Netherlands – 1
  • Poland – 1
  • Qatar – 1
  • Russia – 1
  • Spain – 1
  • Tajikistan – 1
  • Turkey – 1
  • Turkmenistan – 1
  • Ukraine – 1

 

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Boxing: Olympic Quotas Won At Women’s World Championship

12 Olympic quotas were up for grabs at the 2016 Women’s World Boxing Championship. The four semi-finalists in the three Olympic weight classes qualify to the Olympics. Should the athlete have previously qualified from the continental qualifiers then the quota is reallocated to the next highest ranked athlete from that specific continental qualifier. The Women’s World Boxing Championship was held in Astana, Kazakhstan from May 19th to May 27th 2016.

The women’s flyweight (-51kg) was won by 2012 Olympic gold medalist Nicole Adams of Great Britain whom defeated Thailand’s Peamwilai Laopeam in the final. Also qualifying to the Olympics are Zhaina Shekerbekova of Kazakhstan and Sarah Ourahmoune of France. Since Adams qualified through the World Championship her European qualifier quota was reallocated to Ukraine’s Tetyana Kob.

The women’s lightweight (-60kg) saw five-time world champion and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Katie Taylor lose to France’s Estelle Mossely in the semi-final. In the other semi-final Russia’s Anastasiia Beliakova defeated Finland’s Mira Potkonen. Mossely defeated Beliakova in the final.

The women’s middleweight (-75kg) event had 2012 Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields win her second world title in a row after defeating Netherlands’ Nouchka Fontijn in the final. Chinese Taipei’s Chen Nien-Chin and Great Britain’s Savannah Marshall also qualified to the Olympics. Since Shields qualified through the World Championship her Pan American qualifier quota was reallocated to Brazil’s Andreia Bandeira.

This was the final opportunity for women to qualify to the Olympics in boxing. One spot still remains in each weight class to be given out as a wildcard. We expect the wildcards to be announced sometime after the final men’s boxing qualifier.

 

Net Quotas by Nations

  • France – 2
  • Brazil – 1
  • Chinese Taipei – 1
  • Finland – 1
  • Great Britain – 1
  • Ireland – 1
  • Kazakhstan – 1
  • Netherlands – 1
  • Russia – 1
  • Thailand – 1
  • Ukraine – 1

 

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Boxing: AIBA Confirms Continental Qualifiers

AIBA has provided an update of athletes qualified via the continental qualifiers. Overall two changes have been made. In the men’s -56kg Morocco has not accepted the quota won by Mohamed Hamout thus the quota has been reallocated to fourth place finisher Abdul Omar of Ghana. Similarly in the men’s +91kg Tunisia has not accepted the quota won by Aymen Trabelsi thus the quota has been reallocated to fourth place finisher Davilson Morais of Cape Verde.

 

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Boxing: Great Britain On Top After European Qualification Tournament

Great Britain was the top nation at the 2016 European Boxing Qualification Tournament where they won a total on nine quotas. The top three ranked boxers from the men’s events and the top two ranked boxers from the women’s events qualified to the Olympics. The European Boxing Qualification Tournament was held in Samsun, Turkey from April 9th to April 17th 2016.

The first day of finals contained six men’s events. The big winner of the day was Great Britain where they qualified five athletes, including winning three events. Galal Yafai and Muhammad Ali defeated Armenians Artur Hovhannisyan and Narek Abgaryan in the light flyweight (-49kg) and flyweight (-52kg) respectively. Armenia also qualified two other boxers as Aram Avagyan and Vladimir Margaryan won their third place bouts in the bantamweight (-56kg) and welterweight (-69kg) respectively. The third gold medal for Great Britain was in the light heavyweight (-81kg) where Joshua Buatsi defeated Peter Mullenberg of the Netherlands. The other two quotas for Great Britain was won by third place finisher Antony Fowler in the middleweight (-75kg) and Qais Ashfaq whom lost the final bout of the bantamweight to Azerbaijan’s Javid Chalabiyev. France’s Christian Assomo won the middleweight event in a walkover against Hungary’s Zoltan Harcsa while Lithuania’s Eimantas Stanionis defeated Italy’s Vincenzo Mangiacapre in the welterweight final. Italy’s Manuel Cappai also qualified in the light flyweight by winning the third place bout. Other Olympics qualifiers include Ireland’s Brendan Irvine in the flyweight and Turkey’s Mehmet Unal in the light heavyweight.

The women’s events all concluded on the second day. Great Britain’s Nicola Adams will get to defend her Olympic gold medal after she won the flyweight (-51kg) event over Bulgaria’s Stanimira Petrova who also qualified to the Olympics. A shock occurred in the women’s lightweight where Ireland’s 5-time World champion Katie Taylor lost her first match in years in the semi-finals to Azerbaijan’s Yana Alekseevna. Alekseevna would go on to win the event over Italy’s Irma Testa in the final. The middleweight (-75kg) event was won by Russia’s Yaroslava Yakushina whom defeated Sweden’s Anna Laurell in the final.

The second day of men’s finals saw Great Britain win another two gold medals. Lawrence Okolie won in a walkover against France’s Paul Biongolo in the heavyweight (-91kg) while his compatriot Joseph Joyce defeated Azerbaijan’s Magomedrasul Majidov in the super heavyweight (+91kg). Great Britain also won a quota in the lightweight (-60kg) where Joseph Cordina lost in the final to France’s Sofiane Oumiha. The other gold medalist was Azerbaijan’s Lorenzo Sotomayor whom defeated Lithuania’s Evaldas Petrauskas in the light welterweight (-64kg). Azerbaijan’s also qualified in the heavyweight where Abdulkadir Abdullayev won the third place box-off. Turkey qualified two athletes; Batuhan Gozgec and Ali Eren Demirezen in the light welterweight and super heavyweight respectively by winning third place box-offs. The final quota place for the lightweight went to Ireland’s David Joyce.

Unqualified men will have two more qualifying events to qualify while the women will have just one more chance to qualify to the Olympics.

 

Quotas by Nations

  • Great Britain – 9
  • Azerbaijan – 5
  • Armenia – 4
  • France – 3
  • Italy – 3
  • Turkey – 3
  • Ireland – 2
  • Lithuania – 2
  • Bulgaria – 1
  • Hungary – 1
  • Netherlands – 1
  • Russia – 1
  • Sweden – 1

 

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