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Boxing at the 2024 Olympics: Dates, venue, history, weight-classes, format, medal table and Team GB prospects

Everything you need to know about Boxing at the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris.

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2024 Olympic Boxing Dates

When does Olympic Boxing take place in 2024?

All 13 boxing competitions at this summer's Olympic Games will take place between Saturday 27th July and Saturday 10th August 2024.

Olympic Boxing Events

There will be a total of 13 events featuring in Paris 2024, with significant changes being made from the 2020 Games.

In-line with the IOC's ongoing mission of attaining full gender equality, the forthcoming Olympics will see men's weight classifications reduced from eight to seven, with the absence of the light-heavyweight division, whilst women's events have risen from five to six, with a new bantamweight category included.

Men's 2024 Olympic Games events:

Male boxers will contest matches in these seven weight classes:

  • Flyweight (51kg)
  • Featherweight (57kg)
  • Lightweight (63.5kg)
  • Welterweight (71kg)
  • Middleweight (80kg)
  • Heavyweight (92kg)
  • Super-heavyweight (+92kg)

Women's 2024 Olympic Games events:

Female boxers will contest matches in these six weight classes:

  • Flyweight (50kg)
  • Bantamweight (54kg)
  • Featherweight (57kg)
  • Lightweight (60kg)
  • Welterweight (66kg)
  • Middleweight (75kg)

2024 Olympic Boxing Venues

It has been confirmed that preliminary boxing bouts will take place at Arena Paris Nord in Villepinte, with the medal rounds (semi-finals and finals) being staged at the iconic Roland Garros Stadium; the home to the French Open (tennis).

When was Boxing introduced at the Olympics?

Boxing was first contested at the Olympic Games in 1904 as a men's event and has featured as part of the program ever since, with the exception of 1912 Games in Stockholm.

As the sport was banned by Swedish Law at the time of the 1912 Games, boxing was unable to be contested.

Women's boxing was introduced at London 2012 and the forthcoming Paris Games will represent the 27th occasion that the sport has featured as part of a Summer Olympics.

Olympic Boxing Format

How is the Olympic boxing tournament structured?

All 13 weight classes across both men's and women's events will operate as a single-elimination tournament.

For weight classes with 16 boxers participating, the event will begin at the Round of 16, and for weight classes whereby there are a greater number of competitors, a preliminary round will take place before the Round of 16.

Two bronze medals will be awarded in each weight class to the semi-final losers, with the winner of the final capturing Olympic gold and the loser taking home a silver medal.

In total 52 medals will be handed out in Boxing at the 2024 Olympics.

How many rounds are there in Olympic boxing, and how long does each round last?

All men's boxing bouts will be three rounds of three minutes with women's bouts featuring four rounds of two minutes.

Are boxers seeded at the Olympic Games?

The draw to determine the bracket for all 13 weight classes will be completed electronically, and will take place 24 hours ahead of the first event of the Olympic Games.

Fighters are, indeed, seeded, based on their amateur records, to prevent them from facing each other in the early stages of the competition.

Olympic Boxing Prize Money

Will boxers receive prize-money at the 2024 Olympic Games?

The IBA have confirmed that medallists will receive prize-money in 2024 for the first time.

Olympic champions will be awarded $100,000 (£78,720), $50,000 (£39,360) for silver medals and $25,000 (£19,680) for bronze.

The move comes just a few months after the World Athletics announced that it would become the first international federation to award prize money at the Paris Games.

2024 Olympic Boxing British Prospects

Some of the biggest names in British boxing, including Anthony Joshua and Natasha Jonas, shone on the Olympic stage prior to turning professional.

And whilst some of the fighters set to step inside the ropes this summer are likely to be relatively unknown to the masses, there will be a handful who do in fact go on to enjoy a career at the very highest level.

Delicious Orie is a fighter that many are tipping to capture a medal this year, with the Wolverhampton-born amateur already drawing comparisons to 2012 Gold medallist Joshua.

Orie and AJ have already sparred together, and both came into the sport very late, with Orie, like the two-time heavyweight world champion, beginning his amateur career at 18.

Women's welterweight hope Rosie Eccles is another competitor who could go deep in the 66kg class, having captured a European bronze medal to secure her spot and achieve a lifelong Olympic dream this summer.

Team GB's Olympic Boxing Record

How many medals have Team GB captured in Olympic Boxing history?

Team GB have taken home a total of 62 Olympic medals in boxing over the years, a record that only the United States (117) and Cuba (78) can better.

In total, Britain boast an overall tally of 20 gold medals, 15 silvers and 27 bronze.

Olympic Boxing Medal Table

Nation:

Gold:

Silver:

Bronze:

Total:

United States

50

27

40

117

Cuba

41

19

18

78

Great Britain

20

15

27

62

Italy

15

15

18

48

Soviet Union

14

19

18

51

Recent Team GB Olympic Boxing Medallists

Who captured medals for Team GB in boxing at the 2020 Olympics?

Team GB enjoyed a stellar Olympic boxing campaign last time out, capturing six medals - two of each colour!

BOXXER's Lauren Price, who recently became a unified welterweight world champion, and Galal Yafai both earned golds in their respective middleweight and flyweight divisions, whilst Ben Whittaker and Pat McCormack took home silver.

There were also podium finishes for Frazer Clarke and Karriss Artingstall, both of whom, like Whittaker, now fall under the BOXXER promotional banner.

None of the six have yet to lose a professional bout, and all hold genuine aspirations of becoming world champions in the future.

Notable Olympic Boxers Who Have Turned Professional

There has been a plethora of boxers to have successfully made the grade at professional level after capturing medals at the Olympic Games.

Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard and George Foreman are just three of the sport's grandest names to have become world champions on the back of podium finishes in the Summer Games.

In more recent times, recently crowned undisputed heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk and British star Anthony Joshua, also captured Olympic gold.

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