Boxing at all times creates nice drama on the Olympic Video games and is usually the place the brand new stars of the game are born.
Greats corresponding to George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Lennox Lewis and Anthony Joshua have claimed Olympic gold previously.
Group GB has loved loads of success within the sport at current Video games with the likes of Nicola Adams, James DeGale and Amir Khan successful medals.
Now the brand new crop of boxing expertise will probably be on the lookout for glory in Tokyo this summer time.
Boxing at Tokyo 2020
Boxers will compete in 13 weight lessons on the upcoming Olympics with 13 golds up for grabs.
The lessons vary from flyweight to tremendous heavyweight for the lads and from flyweight to middleweight for the ladies.
Every class will probably be determined in a knockout competitors format beginning with the Spherical of 32 bouts as much as the finals.
The opening Spherical of 32 fights will start from Saturday, July 24 with the ultimate gold medal bouts being held on Sunday, August 8.
Every of the burden lessons will progress by way of the rounds on totally different days to assist match all the things in. There will probably be no boxing on Monday, August 2.
The finals of the lads’s welterweight and ladies’s featherweight will probably be held on Tuesday, August three with the lads’s gentle heavyweight last held a day later.
The boys’s featherweight gold will probably be selected Thursday, August 5 with the lads’s heavyweight the next day.
August 7 will then see golds gained within the males’s and ladies’s flyweight, the lads’s middleweight and the ladies’s welterweight.
And, the lads’s and ladies’s light-weight, the ladies’s middleweight and the lads’s tremendous heavyweight will probably be selected August 8.
Group GB boxing at Tokyo 2020
There will probably be 11 boxers – 4 ladies and 7 males – heading to Japan as a part of Group GB.
The group contains 2019 middleweight world champion, Lauren Worth, and former Olympians Galal Yafai and Pat McCormack. All of them gained gold on the 2018 Commonwealth Video games.
Former world and Olympic youth champion Caroline Dubois may even be in motion as will Anthony Joshua’s hotly-tipped good friend and coaching associate Ben Whittaker.
Group GB boxers at Tokyo 2020
- Charley Davison, Flyweight (51kg)
- Karriss Artingstall, Featherweight (57kg)
- Caroline Dubois, Light-weight (60kg)
- Lauren Worth, Middleweight (75kg)
- Galal Yafai, Flyweight (52kg)
- Peter McGrail, Featherweight (57kg)
- Luke McCormack, Light-weight (63kg)
- Pat McCormack, Welterweight (69kg)
- Ben Whittaker, Gentle-heavyweight (81kg)
- Cheavon Clarke, Heavyweight (91kg)
- Frazer Clarke, Tremendous-heavyweight (91kg+)
Group GB Chef de Mission Mark England stated: “There may be enormous quantity of energy and expertise among the many boxers chosen to Group GB for the Tokyo Olympic Video games and their spectacular performances in Paris final month display how deserving all of them are of their choice.
“We’re very happy with Group GB’s historical past in boxing on the Olympic Video games and it’s a actual honour to have the ability to welcome this thrilling group to Group GB precisely one month out from the Opening Ceremony.
“As a sport that has delivered so many thrilling, medal successful performances on the Olympic Video games, there isn’t a doubt that Tokyo will probably be a really particular alternative for these athletes to jot down their very own piece of Group GB historical past.”