Final world boxing qualifier for Tokyo Games to be scrapped

The last worldwide boxing qualifier for the Tokyo Olympics is being ditched, the Japan Boxing Federation stated Tuesday, with locations at this summertime’s pandemic-delayed Games most likely to be figured out by rankings.

The qualifier was because of occur in Paris in June, however coronavirus travel constraints and the rescheduling of the last European qualifier from April to June have actually required organisers to end.

Boxing credentials occasions for the Games are being arranged by an unique taskforce formed after the IOC removed the International Boxing Association of its right to run the sport at the Olympics.

The choice in June 2019 followed an examination into supposed major mismanagement at boxing’s crisis-ridden judgment authority.

Credentials from the last world occasion is now most likely to be chosen by rankings developed by the job force, denying some fighters of their possibility to eliminate for a location at the held off 2020 Games.

Japan Boxing Federation spokesperson Mayumi Imaeda informed AFP that the body was notified of the proceed Tuesday.

“Athletes from some countries can travel to Paris but not from others, so it’s unfair,” she stated.

“The athletes have to come first, and they have to be safe and secure. It also has to be open and honest. The athletes have to be treated equally.”

Credentials for the Games was expected to be divided in between 4 continents, with an additional last worldwide qualifier occurring in Paris in June.

The International Olympic Committee designated Morinari Watanabe, an IOC member from Japan and president of the International Gymnastic Federation, to run the taskforce to arrange credentials and the occasion itself at the Games.


Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.