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Mar 03, 2020
8:34AM

Asia/Oceania Olympic boxing qualifying tournament gets underway in Jordan

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Asia/Oceania Olympic boxing qualifying tournament gets underway at the Prince Hamzah Hall in Amman, Jordan today. The event was meant to have taken place in Wuhan, China in February but was postponed and relocated because of the coronavirus outbreak. Boxers will be fighting for 63 spots out of which 41 for men and 22 for women to take part at the summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The men will compete across eight weight classes, from flyweight (52kg) to super-heavyweight (91kg), while the women will compete across five, from flyweight (51kg) to middleweight (75kg). 33 boxers have already booked Olympic places through African qualifying, which took place in Dakar last month. The European qualifying event takes place in London in March, followed by the Americas qualifying event in Buenos Aires. For those who fail to qualify through their continental event, there will be a second chance at a world tournament in Paris in May.

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