How to Watch Tokyo Olympics 2021 Boxing Live Stream, TV Channel, Time

How to Watch 2021 Tokyo Olympics Boxing Live Stream, TV Channel, Time: Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games will have Boxing as one of the six newly introduced games. This time the event will feature two extra women’s weight divisions. Fans are eagerly waiting to see six-time world champion, Mary Kom’s performance who has qualified for Olympic Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2021 Boxing Live Stream
Tokyo Olympics 2021 Boxing Live Stream

Boxing History at Olympics

Boxing holds the age-old history of being featured in Olympics games. The first Boxing program was held in St Louis 1904 Olympics and the only exception is Stockholm’s 1912 games.

The London 2012 Olympic Games had Women’s events for the first time. The United States with 50 medals and Cuba with 37 are the top two countries ruling the Boxing arena.

Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Sugar Ray Leonard, Wladimir Klitschko, Floyd Mayweather, and Anthony Joshua are some of the all-time great Boxers.

Teofilo Stevenson from Cuba made Olympic history at the Moscow 1980 Olympics by becoming the first boxer to earn the gold medal in the same division three times.

Top Olympic Boxers at Tokyo summer olympic 2021

IOC Boxing Task will manage the Boxing continental Olympic qualification tournaments. Before the Coronavirus global lockdown, Africa and Asia Oceania tournament was concluded and now Europe, Americas, and World events are scheduled in the coming months.

Former Olympic champion Shakhobidin Zoirov is all set to retain the flyweight title, while world champions Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov (featherweight), and Bakhodir Jalolov (super heavyweight)will play their first-ever maiden Olympic title.

Light Welterweight world champion Andy Cruz from Cuba is the key player in the Olympic lightweight division. There will be a tough competition between Filipino Eumir Marcial, and Oleksandr Khyzhniak in the middleweight category. Muslim Gadzhimagomedov from Russia is a heavyweight champion is once again eyeing another gold medal to his European and world titles.

Six-time world champion Mary Kom from India is one of the most experienced female boxers, but this time she would have to face Chinese Taipei pugilist Huang Hsiao-wen to clinch the flyweight division.

In the featherweights division, Lin Yu-ting is the favorite, while Chinese Taipei fighters in Wu Shih-Yi and Ireland’s Kellie Harrington are all set to dominate in the lightweight final.

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Olympic Boxing venue at Tokyo 2021

Tokyo’s Kokugikan Arena, the spiritual home of Japan’s national sport of sumo wrestling will be hosting Boxing. The venue can accommodate 7300 fans and is bowl-shaped which will have an excellent view of the ring action in the center of the auditorium.

Olympic Boxing competition format at Tokyo 2021

The Tokyo 2021 Olympics Boxing program will have two fewer men’s weight and two additional women’s divisions as compared to Rio 2016 Olympics.

Women Category
• Flyweight: 51 Kg
• Featherweight: 57 Kg
• Lightweight: 60 kg
• Welterweight:69 Kg
• Middleweight: 75 Kg

Men’s Category
• Flyweight: 51 Kg
• Featherweight: 57 Kg
• Lightweight: 63 Kg
• Welterweight: 69 Kg
• Middleweight: 75 Kg
• Light Heavyweight: 81 Kg
• Heavyweight: 91 Kg
• Super Heavyweight: 91+Kg

This time Professional boxers are also allowed to participate in the Tokyo games.

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