Rio Olympics 2016 : Boxing Explained

The boxing tournaments at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are scheduled to take place from 6 to 21 August 2016 at the Pavilion 6 of Riocentro.

Olympic Boxing will feature 10 men’s weight categories. Women’s boxing will also feature as a full medal event for the first time. Men’s bouts take place over three rounds of three minutes each, while women’s are four rounds of two minutes each.

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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 referee, the bout is over.

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