Changes Made To Weight Classes For Boxing In 2020 Olympics

While boxing's inclusion in the 2020 Olympics has yet to be officially confirmed, there will be numerous changes to the sport's weight classes if it were to take place in two years. 

With greater emphasis on women's boxing, the 2020 Olympics will feature a record five weight classes for female Olympic boxers. Two weight classes, featherweight (57 kg/125 lbs) and welterweight (69 kg/152 lbs) have been added to the already existing flyweight, lightweight and middleweight. 

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But with more women's boxing weight classes being included into the 2020 Olympic rotation, a number of changes had to be made on the men's side. First, men’s light flyweight, bantamweight and light welterweight, all men's weight classes from the 2016 Olympics, are not going to be there for 2020. Secondly, men’s featherweight (57 kg/125 lbs) was added and lastly, men’s lightweight was restructured from 60 kg/132 lbs to 63 kg/138 lbs.

Below is the final lineup for boxing weight classes are going to be in the 2020 Olympics:

Men's Weight Classes:

  1. Flyweight (52 kg/114 lbs)
  2. Featherweight (57 kg/ 125 lbs)
  3. Lightweight (63 kg/ 138 lbs)
  4. Welterweight (69 kg/ 152 lbs)
  5. Middleweight (75 kg/ 165 lbs)
  6. Light Heavyweight (81 kg/ 178 lbs)
  7. Heavyweight (91 kg/ 201 lbs)
  8. Super Heavyweight (91+ kg/ 201+ lbs)

Women's Weight Classes: 

  1. Flyweight (51 kg/ 112 lbs)
  2. Featherweight (57 kg/ 125 lbs)
  3. Lightweight (60 kg/ 132 lbs)
  4. Welterweight (69 kg/ 152 lbs)
  5. Middleweight (75 kg/ 165 lbs)

The next Olympics, taking place in Tokyo, is scheduled to run from July 24, 2020 to August 9, 2020.

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