Boxing Olympic Qualification – Dakar | Day 5 As It Happened

All the action on the Road to Tokyo 2020

Monday 24th February 2020 was day 5 of the Boxing Olympic Qualification event in Dakar, with the first quarter-finals taking place in the women's featherweight, welterweight and middleweight divisions.

We were live blogging throughout the day, and you can read about it all, as it happened, below.

But first, here's a summary of what day 5 involved.

The quarter-finals begin

There are 33 bouts scheduled for today (Monday 24 Feb), which is the busiest so far and takes us beyond the halfway point in Dakar, both in terms of days of action and number of bouts.

For the men, this is the final day of the preliminary stages, so everyone there is boxing for a quarter-final place. It is the first time we will have seen the light-heavyweights in action and, after not featuring for the first four days, things suddenly get very busy, as they face a last 16 bout today, a quarter-final tomorrow (Tuesday) and, if successful, a semi-final on Wednesday, before a well-deserved break on the rest day, Thursday.

That will be the same schedule for all the men in action today, with the semi-finals all important, as victory there means a place at the Tokyo Olympics.

Don't forget, you can watch all the live action and highlights on olympicchannel.com and Olympic Channel apps for mobile and connected TV devices, worldwide and without subscription.


Day 5 in Dakar - As it happened

All times are UTC/GMT.

8.35 Goodnight from Dakar

That's the end of another long, absorbing day at Dakar Arena. It also brings us to the end of the preliminary rounds. Tuesday sees the quarter-finals in all eight men's divisions, as well as two women's divisions, with the semi-finals and places in Tokyo being decided on Wednesday.

8.25 Mengue Ayissi: I didn't come here to play

Albert Mengue Ayissi (Cameroon): "It was referee stopped but I am not smiling, I didn’t come here to play with my opponents. I thank my coaches really believe in me and my abilities. Even to come here there was a Cameroonian who is based in Brazil who seemed tipped for this spot, but I proved myself in training.

"I was introduced to boxing by uncle, I was a mason and this is a better way to earn a living. My father has also supported me and he is my strongest supporter. Even this morning while I was training he called me, but I missed his call and he sent me a motivating message."

Football, MMA, boxing... Clotilde Essiane has a talent for sport!

Football, MMA, boxing... Clotilde Essiane has a talent for sport!

8.15: Lartey springs upset

Jessie Lartey closed out the evening session with an impressive win over the No 4 welterweight seed, Chemseddine Kramou, of Algeria. Lartey, from Ghana, dominated from start to finish, upsetting Kramou's rhythm and lkanding well with the right for a unanimous points decision.

8.05: Goma handed controversial win

Nafital Goma, of Angola, was announced as a unanimous points decision winner over Nsaka Kapenga, the No 2 welterweight seed from the Democratic Republic of Congo, despite Kapenga seemingly dominating every round. The first round had been reasonably close, but Kapenga was completely dominant in rounds two and three. Yet each of the judges gave the second round to Goma, whose arm was then raised at the end of the bout.

Thabiso Dlamini 
Thabiso Dlamini Thabiso Dlamini 

8.00: Dlamini: I am hoping to make history

Thabiso Dlamini (Eswatani): "The result shows how close a bout it was. I am a hard worker, prepared well and expected to win, but I have to keep my guards up. I struggled to contain his punches, he’s a hard puncher.

"Swaziland has never qualified a boxer for the Olympics I am hoping to make history here, pave the way. I will keep pushing my way even though sometimes it feels really hard."

7.55: Moshoeshoe shuffle

A good last round by Freeman Mabvongwe, of Zimbabwe, was not enough to pull things back after Mokhachane Moshoeshoe had dominated the opening two round as the welterweight from Lesotho claimed a unanimous points decision.

7.50 Bwogi in control

Shadiri Bwogi, of Uganda, poached enough of an early lead to ensure that he made the welterweight quarter-finals at the expense of Mesfin Biru Keralah, of Ethiopia. The captain of the Ugandan team, known as The Bombers, did just enough in the first two rounds to impress the judges. Keralah tried to turn things around in the final round, but Bwogi was always in control.

7.45: Mulenga: I studied his movements

Everisto Mulenga (Zambia): "We were together with the guy at the African Zone 4 championships, for Southern Africa region and at the African Games where I got bronze.

"I had studied his movements, I knew his style and used my experience to get past him today."

7.40: Zambia on top again

Stephen Zimba and Omar Elawady, of Egypt, went hammer and tongs for the full three rounds before the man from Zambia was handed a unanimous points decision. Zimba, 19, got the edge from the judges in the first two rounds, although it was close enough to leave Elwady with a chance to turn things round. But Zimba finished the fresher to get the judges; verdict.

Thabiso Dlamini became the first boxer from Eswatini to reach the quarter-finals in Dakar, as he got the edge in a very tight welterweight bout against Mohamed Konate, of Guinea.

Tefo Maitewa
Tefo MaitewaTefo Maitewa

7.35: Maitewa: There was no pressure

Tefo Maitewa (Botswana): "There was no pressure I just had to relax and do my thing, play easy duck and throw perfect punches. I was in France, Cuba and Hungary and had really good training. We were taught a lot of things that most African boxers are not familiar with.

"We know that it has been a long time since we were at the Olympics (2012), and this team that is made up of many juniors are best placed to make sure Botswana goes back to the Olympics."

Samuel Takyi
Samuel TakyiSamuel Takyi

7.30: Takyi: I am here to beat them all

Samuel Takyi (Ghana): "I am very confident of what I can offer in the ring here in Dakar. I have a very good coaching team. I knew I would win this fight, actually I am coming here to beat all of them and qualify."

7.20: Double-quick Mengue Ayissi

Albert Mengue Ayissi, of Cameroon, needed less than a round to earn his spot in the welterweight quarter-finals, as he produced a massive right hand that dropped Boniface Maina, the No 3 seed from Kenya, to the canvas and force the stoppage. One of the punches of the tournament so far.

Merven Clair, the No 1 welterweight seed from Mauritius, took some time to warm up, but was eventually an impressive unanimous points decision winner over Mmusi Tswiige, from Botswana, who did his best to make it a rough encounter.

Nick Okoth with his coaches
Nick Okoth with his coachesNick Okoth with his coaches

7.15: Okoth: My mouthguard cost me

Nick Okoth (Kenya): "It wouldn’t have been a slit decision were it not for my mouthguard that kept coming off. I have the experienced, trained very well with coach Benjamin Musa and he kept telling me what I need to do. You saw how hard I pushed hard at the end, some solid punches. It was harder than the start. The coaches talked to me and told me that I need to finish this one strong."

7.10: Mulenga looks the part

Everisto Mulenga, the No 4 featherweight seed from Zambia, produced a masterclass as he boxed rings around Moroke Mokhotho, a former Olympian from Lesotho. Mulenga, 20, had the ability to step up the pace whenever he wanted, showing some blistering combinations to overwhelm Mokhotho.

The wonderfully names Tryagain Morning Ndevelo, of Namibia is out, after losing the narrowest of split decisions to his fellow 20-year-old, Isaac Masembe, the No 2 seed from Uganda. Ndevelo dominated the opening round, but slowly Masembe's heavier punching began to take its toll. After claiming the second round, the Ugandan edged a very competitive third round

Tefo Maitewa, of Botswana, looks a boxer to keep an eye on after an impressive points win over Felix Mendes Jr, of Guinea- Bissau.

6.50: Non-stop Leta

Fikremariyam Yadesa Leta, an 18-year-old from Ethiopia, got reward for nine minutes of all-out attack as he claimed a split points decision over Musa Cham, of Gambia, in their featherweight bout. Leta set a furious pace, which Cham kept up with for nearly the entire three rounds, but there was to be no denying the Ethiopian, who reaches the quarter-finals.

6.45: Gomes: I've been waiting for eight years

Manuel Pedro Gomes (Angola): "I was smarter than him even though he came strong in the first round. I used my best weapons threw hard punches and ducked a lot and I made him tired. My game is different as I am coming from pro boxing so I was worried if I can adopt, but I was mentally prepared.

"I have competed in multiple events but I was a bit frustrated and turned pro in 2018. See prior to the Olympics in 2012, I was in a good position to qualify but administration problems cost me and I didn’t even compete at the qualifiers. Then in 2016, I was ranked 15th in the world we had logistical problems so our team didn’t go for the qualifiers.

"I couldn’t go to the Olympics that was my dream and wasted time but finally I have the chance here after eight years of waiting. I have a chance to go the Olympics and boost my pro career."

6.40: Okoth dream alive

Nick Okoth's dream of attending another Olympics is still alive, although he had to overcome two point deductions before earning a split decision over Mostafa Mohamed Komsan, of Egypt. A loose-fitting gumshield was the cause of most of the Kenyan's woes, but he finished the bout battering the Egyptian against the ropes to make it through to the last eight.

6.35: Takyi speeds through

Samuel Takyi made a super fast start top his featherweight bout with Yamikani Mtambo, of Malawi, landing a corking right cross in the opening minute to give Mtambo a standing count. From then on it was pretty much one-way, as the man from Ghana comfortably booked his place in the quarter-finals.

There was an upset over in Ring B, as Pedro Manuel Gomes, of Angola, was a points winner over Oussama Mordjane, of Algeria, the No 3 seed.

6.20: Lucky Hamout

Mohamed Hamout, the No 1 featherweight seed from Morocco, looks desperately luck to edge through his encounter with Nkosi Nathan Lunata, of the Democratic Republic of Congo, having been battered around the ring for the entire final round. Hamout won the opening round, but then had a point deducted in the second, giving Lunata a chance. But with a bad swelling under his left eye, Hamout took non-stop stick in the last round, as Lunata battered Hamout back into the ropes and giving him a standing count. Three of the judges scored it 28-28, with Hamout winning on countback, but two judges scored it 29-27 to Hamout, meaning that somehow they gave the final round to the Moroccan, which seemed to defy all logic.

5.55: Packed training session ahead of tonight's action at Dakar Arena

5.10: Break

So that's all from a mammoth afternoon session. Starting again at 6pm.

Yusuf Lucasi Changalawe 
Yusuf Lucasi Changalawe Yusuf Lucasi Changalawe 

5.10: Changalawe: I am carrying the hopes of my nation

Yusuf Lucasi Changalawe (Tanzania): "The first round I was more like a student. I was weighing him up, studying his moves and then I exploded and exploited his weaknesses in the second and third round. As the Tanzanian champion I am carrying the hopes of the nation here. My success will not just be for me but for the country and the sport of boxing in Tanzania, that needs a positive story.

"This was only my second international competition after competing at a Military championships last year in China. So I am relatively new but confident."

5.05: Kasto: The secret is the food

Seyfe Kebede Kasto (Ethiopia): "Ethiopia boxing is on the rise and very popular. We train together in Addis Ababa with my teammates at the Ethiopian Police boxing.

"The secret of our boxers is in the food, the raw meat and the injera. Food is important I come form an area in the Southern part of the country that is rich in fruits, bananas, avocado and mango and I think this good diet helped make me strong. You will see more of me."

Mohamed Assaghir 
Mohamed Assaghir Mohamed Assaghir 

5.00: Assaghir: I felt tired in my legs

Mohamed Assaghir (Morocco): "We were more or less on the same level. The Kenyan was a solid fighter but he lacked solid punches that could land and score. The fight was close only because I felt a bit tired in the legs, but my punches were accurate and just earned me victory."

Rady Gramane
Rady GramaneRady Gramane

4.55: Gramane: I prayed

Rady Gramane (Mozambique): "The scream was out of relief. I was so worried this morning, how will the fight go, what will I do. But I am someone who prays a lot, I prayed and I was calm. I am overjoyed!

"I have had some difficulty in my movements so I wasn’t so confident going into the fight. I train in Maputo in a local boxing school and took silver at the African Games, so I want to better that here."

Khadija Mardi 
Khadija Mardi Khadija Mardi 

4.50: Mardi: The first match is always difficult

Khadija Mardi (Morocco): "The first match is always difficult as the tournament progresses I can see myself get even better, and prove my prowess and go back to the Olympics."

4.45: Akinyi: The journey ends in Tokyo

Elizabeth Akinyi (Kenya): "For me this is a continuation of a journey that will not end here but in Tokyo. That’s where I want to end the journey.

"I had put pressure on myself that I had to make up for the team after a tough day out in the rings for our boxers. After my road work this morning I felt good, and it was clear with how I controlled the fight from start to end."

4.45: PanguanaI: I was in control

Acinda Helena Panguana (Mozambique): "I was in control but it was not so easy. She is someone I didn’t know and I have never seen . But my control and technique helped me get through."

Widad Bertal
Widad BertalWidad Bertal

4.35: Bertal: I can smell African gold

Widad Bertal (Morocco): "My secret was to give a good show and performance here. I am glad I did that and I can now smell the African gold."

4.30: Samed dominates

Sahkul Samed, of Ghana, was dominant in his light-heavyweight clash with Souleymane Sy, of Senegal. Samed carried too much power for Sy, who was reduced to hanging on at times and the local boxer was deducted a point for holding in the last round. Samed, the No 4 seed, took a wide unanimous points decision in the final bout of the afternoon session.

4.20: Painful end for Martins

Yusuf Lucasi Changalawe, a soldier from Tanzania, gained the upper hand early on against Mauricio Martins, of Guinea-Bissau, dominating the first two rounds of their light-heavyweight bout.

Any hope Martins had of turning things around ended in the final round when he appeared to dislocate his shoulder. While he did hear the final bell, he was a clear unanimous points loser.

4.15: Cuca powers on

Pedro Mafisi Cuca, of Angola, turned on the power to earn his quarter-final spot at light-heavyweight, dominating the first round against Joshua Male, of Uganda, and then dropping his opponent with a big right hand in the second round to set up a unanimous points decision.

4.00: Kasto through

Finally the light-heavyweights get their chance and there is a barnburner in Ring A, where US-based Mohamadou Gory, of Mali, gave everything in the final round, but it was not enough to deny victory to Seyfe Kebede Kasto, of Ethiopia. Gory was deducted a point in the second round for use of the head, which did not help his cause.

Mohamed Assaghir, of Morocco, had a bit much firepower for Humphrey Ochieng, of Kenya. Ochieng came on strong in the final round and, while Assaghir tired, Assaghir had enough of a lead to hold on for a 4-1 split decision victory.

3.50: Andiego denied

Elizabeth Andiego, of Kenya, had every reason to feel disappointed after dropping a narrow split points decision to Rady Gramane, of Mozambique, in their middleweight quarter-final, Andiego seemed to get the better of the first two rounds, but Gramane took the third and it proved enough to get the nod from the judges.

Meanwhile, in Ring A, Ichrak Chaib, of Algeria, won every round on the way to a unanimous points decision over Marie-Joel Mwika, of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Emily Nakalema
Emily NakalemaEmily Nakalema

3.40: Nakalema: Since I was young I was a fighter

Emily Nakalema (Uganda): "It was tough, it wasn’t easy. But I am tough! I always believe in me. My background and training.

"You know me I am a fighter. Since I was young I was a fighter. In primary school or secondary schools I was a prefect if I find you making noise or disturbing people I would slap you."

"This is my first time to fight for Uganda and it could be the first time that I take gold for my country."

3.30: Sathoude and Mardi advance at middleweight

Ornella Sathoude, who has lived all her life in the United States, but who qualifies for Ghana via her parentage, was just too good for Doreen Nassali, of Uganda, in their middleweight quarter-final, continuously landing with good rights to force a stoppage in the second round.

There was also a win for Morocco's No 1 seed Khadija Mardi, a World Championships bronze medallist, won a tactical affair against Clotilde Essiane, of Cameroon, claiming a unanimous points decision. Mardi held the edge throughout, but Essiane got through with a cracking two-punch combination at the start of the third round, but while she showed quality in spells, the majority of the better work came from Mardi.

Khouloud Ep Moulahi 
Khouloud Ep Moulahi Khouloud Ep Moulahi 

3.20: Ep Moulahi: I mastered her technique

Khouloud Ep Moulahi (Tunisia): "That was a tough one but I had had very good prepartions with coach. Again every time I fight, the first round is always so difficult for me, that’s why you saw Ramla had the lead. But I mastered her technique left-right, left-right, and I knew how to finish her in the second and third round.

"I have worked so hard, very hard, that every time I see an opponent I see Tokyo."

3.20: Ali: The fight was crazy

Ramla Ali (Somalia): "I’m so disappointed, the fight was crazy. She floored me four times and at some point even punched my chest. She should have had some points deducted."

3.15: Akinyi makes size tell

Another tale of big and small in Ring A, where Elizabeth Akinyi, of Kenya, who made her advantages tell with an excellent last two rounds to wear down Faruza Osuman, of Ghana, who had dominated the opening round of their welterweight encounter. Oumayma Bel Ahbib, the No 1 welterweight seed from Morocco, awaits in the semi-final for a place in Tokyo.

Over in Ring B, it was a bit more straightforward for Acinda Helena Panguana, the No 2 seed from Mozambique, who won every round on all the judges' scorecards against Sedja Sanogo, of Cote d'Ivoire.

Matshu Marcelat Sakobi
Matshu Marcelat SakobiMatshu Marcelat Sakobi

3.10: Sakobi: I was not afraid

Matshu Marcelat Sakobi (DR Congo): "I came here with a secret and extra confidence. And when I saw that I am pitted against the third seed I was not afraid. Because I have been working on the mistakes that cost me a medal at the African championships in Morocco. So I am here to take what I lost at the last African champs."

Keamogetse Sadie Kenosi
Keamogetse Sadie KenosiKeamogetse Sadie Kenosi

3.05: Kenosi: I am well prepared

Keamogetse Sadie Kenosi (Botswana): "That win means I am well prepared and in the best shape. We had decent preparations this time. Two months of intense training in Gaborone, France and Cuba. Cuba was very good. Since the boxers there are more experienced, they are very good with movements and I have improved since then so I know how to keep moving so my opponent can’t catch me."

2.55: Bel Ahbib impresses

Oumayma Bel Ahbib, the No 1 welterweight seed from Morocco, kept a step ahead of the aggressive Bernadette Keuye, of Cameroon, boxing on the backfoot in the main to claim a unanimous points decision.

Emily Nakalema, of Uganda, took the action right to Ivanusa Gomes Moreira, the No 3 seed from Cape Verde, in their welterweight quarter-final, closing the gap between the pair and getting plenty of success, especially with her overhand right. Moreira tried hard in the final round but Nakalema tied her up to survive until the final bell for a unanimous points win.

2.40: Ep Moulahi and Bertal reach last four

Ramla Ali, of Somalia, had her hands full with Khouloud Ep Moulahi not least because the Tunisian was happy to bend the rules with plenty of wrestling up close to try to counter Ali's height advantage. Ali got a narrow edge from the judges in the first two rounds, but Ep Moulahi threw everything into the final round, finishing strong to have Ali under pressure at the final bell, to snatch the final round and a 4-1 split points decision.

Widad Bertal, of Morocco, showed some neat footwork to pick off Stephane Mambou, of Cameroon. on the backfoot, as Mambou struggled to cut off the ring. Mambou did well in the final round, but Bertal claimed a 4-0 decision on the scorecards, with on judge scoring it a draw.

2.20: Kenosi makes advantages tell

A real contrast of styles in the first women's featherweight quarter-final as Keamogetse Sadie Kenosi, the No 1 seed from Botswana, has a huge height advantage over Fatima Senouci, of Algeria, and she makes it count in the opening two rounds as she catches the onrushing Senouci at will. The Algerian does better in the third round, getting inside the guard of Kenosi, the the Botswana boxer re-establishes her superiority to book a semi-final spot with a comfortable unanimous points decision.

Over in Ring B, Matshu Marcelat Sakobi, of the Democratic Republic of Congo, came on strong in the final round to secure a split points decision over Marine Fatoumata Camara, of Mali.

2.00: Wrapping up

Mozambique middleweight Rady Adosinda Gramane has her hands wrapped ahead of her quarter-final

Rady Adosinda Gramane
Rady Adosinda GramaneRady Adosinda Gramane

1.50: The Beast

Think of great African boxers at the Olympics and you would do well the find one better than John Mugabi. The Ugandan, who was known as "The Beast" won a silver medal at the Moscow Olympics in 1980, where he recorded knockout wins in his first three bouts. He would later become a world light-middleweight champion as a professional and had an epic war with Marvin Hagler for the world middleweight title. Here he is in the 1980 Olympic welterweight final against Cuba's Andres Aldama.

1.45: Close call

Possibly the biggest highlight of Day 4, was the men's middleweight clash between David SSemujju, the No 1 seed from Uganda, and Rayton Okwiri, of Kenya. After a close fight, SSemujju got the nod by the narrowest of margins, much to his delight and Okwiri's surprise (below).

Ssemujju gets the verdict
Ssemujju gets the verdictSsemujju gets the verdict

1.30: Here is a short film with Khadja Mardi, the Moroccan middleweight, who is in quarter-final action today.

Tokyo 2020 qualifier Khadija Mardi:

Tokyo 2020 qualifier Khadija Mardi: "I want to inspire African women to box"

Ramla Ali, the Somalia featherweight, has been on the cover of Vogue and faces her toughest bout today against No 2 seed Khouloud Hlimi Ep Moulahi, from Tunisia.

The Somali boxer who escaped war to become a champion

The Somali boxer who escaped war to become a champion

Day 5 Schedule Ring A - 2pm (UTC)

Bout 74 - Women's Feather (54-57kg) - Quarterfinals

Sadie KENOSI KEAMOGETSE (Botswana) v Fatima Zahra SENOUCI (Algeria)

Bout 75 - Women's Feather (54-57kg) - Quarterfinals

Widad BERTAL (Morocco) v Stephane MAMBOU DORINE (Cameroon)

Bout 76 Women's Welter (64-69kg) - Quarterfinals

Oumayma BEL AHBIB (Morocco) Bernadette KEUYE (Cameroon)

Bout 77 Women's Welter (64-69kg) - Quarterfinals

Faruza OSUMAN (Ghana) v Elizabeth AKINYI (Kenya)

Bout 78 Women's Middle (69-75kg) - Quarterfinals

Khadija MARDI (Morroco) v Clotilde ESSIANE (Cameroon)

Bout 79 - Women's Middle (69-75kg) - Quarterfinals

Ichrak CHAIB (Algeria) v Marie-Joel MWIKA MARIE-JOEL (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Bout 80 - Men's Light Heavy (75-81kg) - Preliminaries

Seyfe KEBEDE KASTO (Ethiopia) v Mohamadou GORY (Mali)

Bout 81 - Men's Light Heavy (75-81kg) - Preliminaries

Yusuf Lucasi CHANGALAWE (Tanzania) v Mauricio Paulo MARTINS (Guinea-Bissau)

Bout 82 Men's Light Heavy (75-81kg) - Preliminaries

Souleymane SY (Senegal) v Shakul SAMED (Ghana)

Day 5 Schedule Ring B - 2pm (UTC)

Bout 83 – Women's Feather (54-57kg) - Quarterfinals

Colette CAMARA MARINE FATOUMATA (Mali) v Marcelat SAKOBI MATSHU (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Bout 84 – Women's Feather (54-57kg) - Quarterfinals

Ramla Said Ahmed ALI (Somalia) v Khouloud HLIMI EP MOULAHI (Tunisia)

Bout 85 - Women's Welter (64-69kg) - Quarterfinals

Ivanusa Gomes MOREIRA (Cape Verde) v Emily Tinah NAKALEMA (Tunisia)

Bout 86 - Women's Welter (64-69kg) - Quarterfinals

Sedja SANOGO (Ivory Coast) v Helena PANGUANA ACINDA (Mozambique)

Bout 87 - Women's Middle (69-75kg) - Quarterfinals

Ornella SATHOUD (Ghana) v Doreen NASSALI (Uganda)

Bout 88 - Women's Middle (69-75kg) - Quarterfinals

Elizabeth Adhiambo ANDIEGO (Kenya) v GRAMANE RADY ADOSINDA (Mozambique)

Bout 89 - Men’s Light-heavyweight Weight (69-75kg) - Preliminaries

Humphrey Odongo OCHIENG (Kenya) v Mohamed ASSAGHIR (Morocco)

Bout 89 - Men’s Light-heavyweight (69-75kg) - Preliminaries

Joshua Arthur MALE (Uganda) v Pedro Mafisi CUCA (Angola)

Day 5 Schedule Ring A - 6pm (UTC)

Bout 91 – Men's Feather (52-57kg) - Preliminaries

Mohamed HAMOUT (Morocco) v Nathan LUNATA NKOSI (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Bout 92 – Men's Feather (52-57kg) - Preliminaries

Samuel TAKYI (Ghana) v Yamikani MTAMBO (Malawi)

Bout 93 - Men's Feather (52-57kg) - Preliminaries

Fikremariyam YADESA LETA (Ethiopia) v Musa CHAM (Gambia)

Bout 94 - Men's Feather (52-57kg) - Preliminaries

Moroke MOKHOTHO (Lesotho) v Everisto MULENGA (Zambia)

Bout 95 - Men's Welter (63-69kg) - Preliminaries

Merven CLAIR (Mauritius) v Mmusi TSWIIGE (Botswana)

Bout 96 - Men's Welter (63-69kg) - Preliminaries

Stephen ZIMBA (Zambia) v Omar ELSAYED RAGAB ELAWADY ELA (Egypt)

Bout 97 - Men's Welter (63-69kg) - Preliminaries

Mokhachane MOSHOESHOE (Lesotho) v Freeman MABVONGWE (Zimbabwe)

Bout 98- Men's Welter (63-69kg) - Preliminaries

Jessie LARTEY (Ghana) v Chemseddine KRAMOU (Algeria)

Day 5 Schedule Ring B - 6pm (UTC)

Bout 99 – Men's Feather (52-57kg) - Preliminaries

Oussama MORDJANE (Algeria) v Pedro Manuel GOMES (Angola)

Bout 100 – Men's Feather (52-57kg) - Preliminaries

Nicholas Okongo OKOTH (Kenya) v Mostafa MOHAMED FAHMI KOMSAN (Egypt)

Bout 101 - Men's Feather (52-57kg) - Preliminaries

Felix MENDES JUNIOR (Guinea-Bissau) v Tefo MAITEWA KESAOTSHEPA (Botswana)

Bout 102 - Men's Feather (52-57kg) - Preliminaries

Tryagain Morning NDEVELO (Namibia) v Isaac MASEMBE (Uganda)

Bout 103 - Men's Welter (63-69kg) - Preliminaries

Mogunde OGUNDE MAINA BONIFACE (Kenya) v Albert MENGUE AYISSI (Cameroon)

Bout 104 - Men's Welter (63-69kg) - Preliminaries

Stephen ZIMBA (Zambia) v Omar ELSAYED RAGAB ELAWADY ELA (Egypt)

Bout 105 - Men's Welter (63-69kg) - Preliminaries

Shadiri BWOGI (Uganda) v Mesfin BIRU KERALAH (Ethiopia)

Bout 106- Men's Welter (63-69kg) - Preliminaries

Nafital Afonso GOMA (Angola) v Idris KAPENGA NSAKA (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

How to qualify in Dakar

There are 33 places at the Tokyo Olympics available in Dakar – 22 for men and 11 for women.

Any boxer who reaches the final is guaranteed an Olympic place.

In addition, in six male weight categories (flyweight to light-heavyweight) as well as one female division (flyweight) there will be a third qualification spot available. This will be decided by a box-off between the two losing semi-finalists.

There will be one more chance to qualify for Tokyo 2020 at the final world qualifying event in Paris in May.

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