2016 Olympic Games

Posted: November 5, 2014 by ringsidemike in Daily News Corner

For USA Boxing Elite Men, the process to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games has been published here:  http://www.teamusa.org/~/media/USA_Boxing/Documents/16%20Oly%20Procedures/16%20SOG%20BOX%20Athlete%20-%20MEN.pdf

Here is the summary:
AIBA_QualificationPathways

The Pathway to the Podium begins at the “2015 WSB and World Championships Team Trial”:  http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Boxing/Features/2014/October/28/The-Pathway-to-the-Podium-to-Begin-at-the-WSB-and-World-Championships-Team-Trial

In Late 2015 or Early 2016, USA Boxing will host the “2016 Men’s Olympic Qualification Team Trial.”   This will be a double elimination bracket with 8 boxers per weight class.  The eight spots must be earned via winning or being runner-up at one of six different US National Tournament events (some yet TBD.)  One spot will go to the winners at the upcoming 2015 WSB & World Championships Team Trial, December 1-5 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The 2015 WSB & World Championships Team Trial in Chattanooga is a Men’s ELITE event, in which boxers will compete without headgear and gauze handwraps will not be allowed as boxers must use valpeau.  Boxers must have 10 documented bouts in their passbooks to compete.  The Elite division is for boxers aged 18-40 years old, thus in order to compete in this event boxers must have been born between August 6th, 1975 – November 30th, 1996.

Additionally, USA Boxing encourages boxers’ personal coaches to stay with them through the entire qualification process and will conduct an AIBA Coaches certification clinic in Chattanooga.

Gulf LBC boxers who believe they have what it takes to compete at this ELITE level may be eligible for some support from the Association.  If you are interested in competing in this event, contact Gulf President Juan Moya and/or Gulf Secretary Michael Campbell ASAP.

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