28th July 2012

GB Boxing Squad
British Olympic Boxing Schedule Rules and Regulations

Olympic boxing is quite different to the normal boxing we watch and is also scored differently. The bouts take place over three, three minute rounds each. Boxers score points for every punch they land successfully on their opponent’s head or upper body.

If a boxer is knocked to the ground and fails to get up within a count of 10 from the referee, the bout is over. Bouts can also be won or lost due to retirement or disqualification.
A referee can also decide to stop the fight at any point if they think a boxer is unfit to continue. The event is run in a single elimination format. The draws for all men’s weight categories contain either 16, 26 or 28 boxers, depending on the category. 
The winners of the two semi-finals compete for the gold medal. The losers of the semi-finals are each awarded a bronze. A referee is in the ring with the two boxers.
The wellbeing of the boxer is the primary concern of the referee, who also ensures that all hits are legal, provides the count when a boxer is down, and has the power to stop the fight at any time. 
It is all very official and five judges also sit at the side of the Boxing ring and they watch the bout and individually award points for what they judge to be successful hits. 
British Boxers Already Listed For Bouts  
Anthony Ogogo          28th July Round of 32 – Middle (75kg) – Ogogo won 13-6
Luke Campbell           1st August – Round of 16 Bantamweight (56kg)
Thomas Stalker          4th August Round of 16 Light Welter (64kg)
Savannah Marshall    6th August Quarter Finals Middleweight (75kg) 
British Boxers Bouts TBD 
Charlie Edwards – Light flyweight (Croydon)
Nicola Adams – Flyweight (Leeds)
Andrew Selby – Flyweight ( Barry Wales)
Gamal Yafai – Bantamweight (Birmingham)
Chantelle Cameron – Lightweight (Northampton)
Amanda Coulson – Lightweight (Hartlepool)
Natasha Jonas – Lightweight (Liverpool)
Tom Stalker – Light Welterweight (Liverpool)
Anthony Fowler  – Light Welterweight (Liverpool)
Callum Smith – Middleweight (Liverpool)
Warren Baister – Heavyweight (Sunderland)
Simon Walli – Heavyweight (Middlesbrough)
Anthony Joshua – Super Heavyweight (London) 
Olympic boxing takes place every day from 13.30hrs – 16.30hrs and 20.30hrs – 22.30hrs (GMT) from 28th July and the Quarter finals will take place on 1st August, semi finals 10th  August and finals 11th August. 
The weight classes are classed as the following:-
Fly Lightweight (49kg) ,Flyweight (52kg), Bantamweight (56kg), Lightweight (60kg) Light Welter (64kg) Middleweight (75kg), Heavyweight (92kg) and Super Heavy Weight +91kg). Women’s boxing events will only be Flyweight, Lightweight and middleweight.
All fights will take place in the Excel venue in London and the train stations to arrive will be Custom House, West Silvertown, Prince Regent and Pantoon Dock, the Olympics is being televised on BBC with full coverage and commentary.
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