Paris to host rescheduled Tokyo Olympic boxing qualifier

(Reuters) – The rescheduled Tokyo Olympics European boxing qualifier will be kept in Paris from June 4-8, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Boxing Job Force (BTF) has actually stated.

Paris is changing London, where the occasion started last March prior to being suspended amidst the COVID-19 crisis. The BTF chose to move the occasion from London in January following a rise of cases in the nation.

The BTF stated that Paris had actually been chosen “as part of its initial commitment to organise its events in the host countries of recent or upcoming Olympic Games, and because of the opportunity to continue to benefit from its already established relationship with the Local Organising Committee, which was originally entrusted to organise the now-cancelled final world qualifier.”

The BTF stated last month that the world Olympic boxing qualifier, which was because of happen in Paris in June, had actually been cancelled.

It firmly insisted, nevertheless, that modifications to the credentials system made sure professional athletes from all areas had an equivalent possibility to receive the Games.

The BTF has actually been accountable for the qualifiers and the boxing competition at the Tokyo Games after the IOC suspended the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) Olympic acknowledgment over problems surrounding its financial resources and governance.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Modifying by Toby Davis)

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.