A breakdown: Weight categories for Olympic boxing qualifiers

Everything you need to know about boxing's weight divisions, ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Boxing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will have eight weight classes for men, and five for women.

The extra two categories for women in Japan (at Rio 2016 there were three categories), mean female participation will triple in a bid for greater gender equality, while maintaining boxing quality.

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WATCH... Boxing Qualifiers for Tokyo 2020

WATCH... Boxing Qualifiers for Tokyo 2020

Weight classes being contested in boxing qualification events for Tokyo 2020

Men will compete across eight weight classes:

  • Flyweight (52kg)
  • Featherweight (57kg)
  • Lightweight (63kg)
  • Welterweight (69kg)
  • Middleweight (75kg)
  • Light heavyweight (81kg)
  • Heavyweight (91kg)
  • Super heavyweight (+91kg)

Women will compete across five weight classes:

  • Flyweight (51kg)
  • Featherweight (57kg)
  • Lightweight (60kg)
  • Welterweight (69kg)
  • Middleweight (75kg)

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