Boxing is one of the most important sports in the Tokyo Olympics Boxing 2021. The boxing has been part of the Olympics since the it’s starting. Until the 2008 Olympics, men’s boxing was only part of the Olympic games but since the 2012 Olympics, women’s boxing is also part of the Olympic games.
Here’s everything you need to know about boxing at the Tokyo Olympics.
WHEN IS BOXING AT THE OLYMPICS?
The first round of events got underway on day one of the games on Saturday, July 24.
The first boxing gold medal will be decided on Tuesday, August 3 when the women’s featherweight final is held.
The last fights of the games will be held on Sunday, August 8 when the final four gold medal matches are contested.
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HOW TO WATCH AND STREAM BOXING AT THE OLYMPICS
TV channel: Seven
Live stream: 7plus
Seven will carry live coverage of all Olympic events through its TV network and streaming services.
The network’s free streaming platform, 7plus, will be carrying coverage of all the track cycling events.
WHICH AUSTRALIANS ARE BOXING AT THE TOKYO OLYMPICS?
Here is the five-person Aussie team currently in Tokyo.
Skye Nicolson – Featherweight
Caitlin Parker – Middleweight
Paulo Aokuso – Light-Heavyweight
Harry Garside – Lightweight
Alex Winwood – Flyweight
Super heavyweight Justis Huni was ruled out of the Olympics just week before it was due to begin. The Brisbane-based boxer required surgery after his win over Paul Gallen in June.
TOKYO OLYMPICS BOXING DRAW AND SCHEDULE – WHO AND WHEN ARE THE AUSTRALIANS FIGHTING
The official draw for the boxing is being held on Thursday, July 22.
When is Harry Garside fighting?
Garside won his first-round fight against Papua New Guinea’s John Ume on points.
The Australian now faces number two seed Jonas Jonas of Namibia.
The fight is scheduled for (AEST) 7:51pm on Saturday, July 31
When is Alex Winwood fighting?
Winwood is fighting the Zambian fighter first up. Patrick Chinyemba has a 4-1 record since debuting last year.
Winwood is fighting at (AEST) 6pm on Monday, July 26.
When is Skye Nicolson fighting?
Nicolson has a first-round bye, meaning she’s straight into the round of 16, where she takes on South Korea.
Nicolson is fighting at (AEST) 8:54pm on Monday, July 26.
When is Caitlin Parker fighting?
Parker has drawn Atheyna Bylon from Panama in her first fight.
Parker is fighting at (AEST) 12:48pm on Wednesday, July 28.
When is Paulo Aokuso fighting?
Aokuso’s first fight of the Games is against Spain’s Gazimagomed Jalidov. Jalidov has a 19-6 record as an amateur.
Aokuso is fighting at (AEST) 2:54pm on Wednesday, July 28.
Check here for the complete schedule for the entire two weeks of boxing at the Olympics.
OLYMPICS BOXING RESULTS – AUSTRALIA
Harry Garside through to round of 16
Garside got Australia’s boxing campaign underway with a slick points win over Papua New Guinea’s John Ume. With power in both hands and a come-forward approach, Ume was a dangerous foe, but Garside’s movement, jab and timing kept him in front the whole fight.
Garside wore a couple of big shots from Ume, but dished out plenty of his own on the way to claiming all three rounds and all five judges’ scorecards.
TOKYO OLYMPICS BOXING PREVIEW
We caught up with professional boxer Adam Copland to to preview Australia’s chances at the Tokyo Olympics.
Copland’s partner is Skye Nicolson, who will be right in the hunt for a medal in the featherweight division.
Check out Copland’s thoughts below.
WHAT ARE THE BOXING WEIGHT CLASSES AT THE TOKYO OLYMPICS?
In Tokyo, there are eight weight classes for men (fly, feather, light, welter, middle, light-heavy, heavy and super heavy) and five for women (fly, feather, light, welter and middle).
Men’s Olympic weight classes
Fly (48-52kg / 105.8-114.64 pounds)
Feather (52-57kg / 114-125.6 pounds)
Light (57-63kg / 125.6-138.8 pounds)
Welter (63-69kg / 138.8-152.1 pounds)
Middle (69-75kg / 152.119-165.3 pounds)
Light Heavy (75-81kg / 165.3-178.5 pounds)
Heavy (81-91kg / 178.5-200.6 pounds)
Super Heavy (+91kg / +200.6 pounds)
Women’s Olympics weight classes
Fly (48-51kg / 105.8-114.64 pounds)
Feather (52-57kg / 114-125.6 pounds)
Light (57-60kg / 125.6-138.8 pounds)
Welter (64-69kg / 138.8-152.1 pounds)
Middle (69-75kg / 152.119-165.3 pounds)
WHAT ARE THE RULES FOR BOXING AT THE OLYMPICS?
Olympic boxing matches are contested over three, three minute rounds.
Five ringisde judges score each bout on a 10-point must scoring system. It’s the same set-up as the professional ranks, but with an extra judge in an attempt at avoiding corruption and incompetence ruining a fight.
Headgear is no longer worn at boxing at the Olympics.
OLYMPIC BOXERS WHO BECAME WORLD CHAMPIONS
The Olympics has been the launching pad for some of the greatest fighters the world has ever seen, including multiple world champions at many weight classes and the highest paid sportspeople on the planet.
Muhammad Ali is the first name that springs to mind, with the future three-time heavyweight world champion winning a gold medal at light-heavyweight at the Rome Olympics in 1960.
Two of Ali’s great rivals, Joe Frazier and George Foreman won heavyweight golds in 1964 and 1968 respectively, while Oleksandr Usyk (heavy), Lennox Lewis (super heavy), Wladimir Klitschko (super heavy) and Anthony Joshua (super heavy) all went on to become pound-for-pound superstars after winning Olympic gold.
In the lighter weight classes, you can add Andre Ward (light heavy), Vasyl Lomachenko (feather and light), Oscar de la Hoya (light), Pernell Whitaker (light), Meldrick Taylor (feather), Sugar Ray Leonard (light welter, now discontinued), Guillermo Rigondeaux (bantam, now discontinued) all went on to have hugely successful pro boxing careers.
BOXING CONTROVERSY AT THE OLYMPICS
Boxing loves a good controversy, and that extends all the way to the amateur ranks at the Olympics.
Some of the most controversial moments in Olympics boxing history happened to some of the best to ever do it.
Floyd Mayweather was the victim of some atrocious judging in Atlanta in 1996, where he eventually claimed a bronze medal. It was his last ever loss as a boxer. Read more about it here.
Another future hall of famer, Roy Jones Jr. was also on the wrong side of some crooked judging when he was dudded in his gold medal match in 1988.
RJJ breezed through the fight against home town fighter Park Si-hun on the final day of competition in Seoul.
Jones Jr outstruck Park by a margin of 86 to 32 and there are only three people on the whole planet who thought the South Korean deserved to win. Sadly, those three people were the judges that day.
Three of the jduges, Bob Kasule of Uganda, Uruguay’s Alberto Durán and Hiouad Larbi of Morocco awarded the win to Park.
Honestly, it’s still embarrassing to watch the fight and know how they scored it.
Tokyo Olympics Indian Boxing – Lovlina Borgohain enters Quarterfinals:India has finally something cheer from the Boxing ring of Tokyo Olympics. After 3 Indian male boxers were ousted in the 1st round, India’s Lovlina Borgohain has defeated Nadine Apetz 3-2 in the Women’s welterweight preliminaries round of 16. Borgohain has become 2nd female boxer after MC Marykom to win 1st battle at Olympics this time – Follow all Tokyo Olympics LIVE Updates on InsideSport.co
Tokyo Olympics Indian Boxing – Lovlina Borgohain enters Quarterfinals:The Indian pugilist took Round 1, 3-2, and this created pressure on her German opponent. Lovlina maintained her charge in Round 2, and she unleashed further punches, throwing Apetz off her guard. The 23-year-old did not relent, and in the end, she won the match, progressing to the quarterfinals and will face Chinese Taipei’s Nien-Chin Chen.
Tokyo Olympics Indian Boxing: Lovlina Borgohain enters Quarterfinals: Boxer Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) stormed into the quarter-finals of the women’s welterweight (69-75kg) category in the Tokyo Olympics after defeating Nadine Apetz of Germany in the Round of 16 here at the Kokugikan arena. Borgohain defeated Apetz 3-2 on Tuesday.
On Sunday, Mary Kom had stormed into the Round of 16 of women’s flyweight (48-51 kg) category after defeating Miguelina Garcia of the Dominican Republic in the round of 32. Mary Kom defeated Miguelina 4-1.
On Saturday, 29-year-old Vikas Krishnan lost his round of 32 match in the men’s welterweight boxing event and bowed out of the mega event.
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The German boxer tried her best to attack the Indian in the final round but Lovlina resisted strongly. Another split decision that goes in Lovlina’s favor. Lovlina wins 3-2 against Nadine and enters the quarter-finals.
@11:07 AM: Round 2
Lovlina continues to keep her guard down, continuing to be aggressive. The 2nd round has been a lot more even in comparison to the first, with Nadine trying to be more attacking. Split decision again in the Indian’s favor.
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The first round of bout between India’s Lovlina and Germany’s Nadine has ended in a dominant win for India. The beginning was intense and 3 judges weighed the Indian as the more dominant in the round. India lead 1-0
Earlier on Monday, Boxer Ashish Kumar (75kg) bowed out of the men’s middleweight (69-75kg) category event in the Tokyo Olympics after losing to China’s Tuoheta Erbieke in the round of 32. On Saturday, 29-year-old Vikas Krishnan lost his round of 32 match in the men’s welterweight boxing event here in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics and as a result, he bowed out of the mega event.
However, Mary Kom on Sunday had stormed into the Round of 16 of women’s flyweight (48-51 kg) category after defeating Miguelina Garcia of the Dominican Republic in the round of 32. Mary Kom defeated Miguelina 4-1.
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The 23-year-old showed great poise in a tense contest to triumph by the thinnest of margins. She claimed all the three rounds on split points.
The 35-year-old Apetz was the first German woman to qualify for a boxing event at the Olympics and also a two-time world championship bronze-medallist and a former European champion.
Borgohain is a two-time World and Asian championships bronze-medallist. She will next face Chinese Taipei’s Nien-Chin Chen, who is seeded fourth and a former world champion, on July 30. A win in that bout would assure Borgohain of at least a bronze medal at the mega-event.
India’s men’s doubles badminton players Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty failed to qualify for the Quarterfinals despite a win over Great Britain today. The Indian pair failed to qualify for Quarterfinals on the basis of number of sets won. Chinese Taipei, Indonesia and India have won two matches each in their group.
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Earlier, Indian hockey team make a strong back in Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games as it defeated Spain men’s team 3-0 in a Pool A match today. Indian men’s hockey team lost their previous game against Australia, which was also India’s worst defeat in Olympics history.
Meanwhile, Indian shooters continued to disappoint in Olympics 2021 as Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary crashed out of 10m Air Pistol Mixed team event on Day 4 of Tokyo Olympics 2021 after finishing seventh in the second stage of qualification round. While the other Indian pair of Yashaswini Deswal and Abhishek Verma was knocked out in the first stage of 10m Air Pistol Mixed team event as they finished 17th.
Later in the day, Divyansh Singh Panwar, Elavenil Valarivan, Deepak Kumar, and Anjum Moudgil also failed to make any mark in 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event after finishing 12th and 18th in qualification round stage 2.
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RESULTS: India at Tokyo Olympics 2021 on Day 4
10m Air Pistol Mixed team shooting event: Yashaswini Deswal and Abhishek Verma knocked out in first round of qualification
10m Air Pistol Mixed team shooting event: Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary crashed out in stage 2 of qualificcation round.
Men’s hockey: India beats Spain 3-0.
Men’s table tennis singles Round 3: Defending gold medalist Ma Long (China) defetaed Sharath Kamal (4-1).
Men’s double badminton: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty beats Great Britain in straight sets but fails to qualify for
Women’s welter (66-69 kg) boxing: Lovlina Borgohain storms to quarterfinals.
India Olympics matches today
Events Indian participants Timings Results
10m Air Pistol Mixed Team Qualification Saurabh Chaudhary/Manu Bhaker ENDS Crashes out in Stage 2 qualification
Yeshahswini Deswal/Abhishek Verma Crashes out in Stage 1 qualification
10m Air Rifle Mixed Team Qualification Elavenil Valarivan/Divyansh Singh Panwar ENDS Crashes out in Stage 1 qualification
Crashes out in Stage 1 qualification
Men’s Hockey India vs Spain India wins (3-0)
Men’s Doubles Group A Match Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty vs Ben Lane/Sean Vendy (Great Britain) India wins 2-0
Men’s singles round 3 Achanta Sharath Kamal India loses 4-1 (final score)
Women’s 69kg Round of 16 Bout Lovlina Borgohain vs Nadine Apetz (Germany) India wins 3-2
Tokyo Olympics 2020 live telecast India and streaming details
The live broadcast India’s Olympics matches will take place on Sony Sports Network. Sony TEN 1 HD/SD, Sony TEN 2 HD/SD and Sony SIX HD/SD with English commentary. Sony TEN 3 HD/SD to live telecast Tokyo Olympics 2021 with Hindi Commentary. DD Sports will live broadcast India matches on its Direct-to-home DTH service.
The live streaming of Olympics 2021 will be available on Sony LIV APP and Website.
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You learn from your failures, happy with experience gained in Tokyo Olympics: Bhavani Devi
While analysing her performance in the Tokyo Olympics, India fencer Bhavani Devi on Tuesday said she is content with her showing at the Games and will take learnings from this, and try to do better in the upcoming tournaments.
Bhavani had gone down against France’s Manon Brunet in women’s individual sabre 15-7 in the Round of 32 match on Monday. The experienced French fourth seed won the match very comfortably after Bhavani had defeated Tunisia’s Ben Azizi Nadia to become the first Indian to win a match in fencing at Olympics.
“For me, I felt that I have given my best. Of course, I was a little disappointed after the second round, I always wanted to win a medal for India. It is not only in Olympics, I want to win medals everywhere. You learn from your failures, I accept what I have done in this Olympics. I am happy about all the experience I received during the process,” Bhavani told ANI in an interview on Tuesday.
“You always improve at each competition, the journey to arrive in the Olympics was not easy. I worked hard and I finally represented India at the Olympics, I have learnt a lot, I will definitely work harder to do better in the coming tournaments,” she added.
When asked about how she felt after winning her Round of 64 fixture against Nadia, Bhavani said: “Definitely yes, qualifying for the first time and then winning for the first time gives all the athletes energy to do better in the next events. For me, it is not just about round 1 or 2, I always want to have that medal. Anyhow, I exited in Round 32, but the support I received from people and our Prime Minister Narendra Modi motivated me, and it has given me the energy to work harder and give better performances in the coming tournaments.”