With the European Olympic qualifier taking place in London, find out how you can watch the stars of GB Boxing book their places to Tokyo 2020
GB BOXING has pinpointed the specific sessions when boxers from its squad can secure qualification for the 2020 Olympics at the forthcoming Boxing Road to Tokyo qualifier at the Copper Box Arena on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 14-24 March 2020.
The schedule for the competition has been published and means fans can identify and purchase tickets for the precise sessions in which boxers from Great Britain will have their first opportunity to qualify for Tokyo 2020.
Tickets are on sale now, with prices starting at £5. Less than 2,000 tickets are available for each session and anyone that wants to watch boxers from Great Britain qualify for Tokyo 2020 is advised to buy tickets in advance.
Ensuring British participation in these qualifying bouts is dependent upon the boxers successfully progressing through the preliminary rounds of the competition.
Provided they do this, the first opportunity to see a boxer from Great Britain qualify for the Olympics will be in the 18:00 session on Monday 16th March 2020, which will feature qualification bouts in the weight categories of Galal Yafai (52kg) and Peter McGrail (57kg).
The next session when a boxer from Great Britain can qualify is in the 18:00 session on Tuesday 17th March 2020, when the qualification bouts in Luke McCormack’s (63kg) category will take place.
The quarter-finals on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th March 2020 will be two of the biggest days of the competition, when up to 10 members of the GB Boxing squad have the potential to secure qualification for Tokyo 2020.
The 12:00 session on Thursday 19th March 2020 will feature qualifications bouts in the weight classes of Charley Davison (51kg) and hometown boxer, Caroline Dubois (60kg).
The evening session of the 19th, which starts at 18:00, is when qualification bouts will be held at the weight classes of Karriss Artingstall (57kg) and Cheavon Clarke (91kg).
Up to six members of the GB Boxing squad could secure qualification on the second day of quarter-finals which take place on Friday 20th March 2020.
The 12:00 session on Friday 20th March will see qualification bouts in the weight divisions of Rosie Eccles (69kg), Pat McCormack (69kg) and Ben Whittaker (81kg).
The 18:00 session on Friday 20th March will feature qualification bouts in the weight class of Wales’ Sammy Lee (75kg) and super-heavyweight, Frazer Clarke (91kg+).
The quarter-finals in the women’s 75kg category are spread over the afternoon (12:00) and evening (18:00) sessions on Friday, so whilst it is possible to say that reigning world champion, Lauren Price, will have the opportunity to qualify for Tokyo on 20th March 2020, it will not be possible to identify which session, until the draw for the competition is made.
Further information on the event including details of the qualification system and the schedule for the event is available now.