The Olympic Committee of Tokyo 2020 has announced in June 2019 the schedule as well as the names of cities to host qualifying events for Boxing. There are 5 destinations to receive the honor.
There are 4 Continental Events and a final World Qualification Event will be organized between February and May 2020 allowing global boxers the opportunity to seal their places at the Tokyo 2020 boxing tournament.
The World Qualification Event is a special event which will give athletes a second chance to those boxers who have not yet qualified for the Games.
The Qualification Events are guaranteed to be a world-class, fair and transparent pathway to the Olympic Games with equal opportunities and the best possible conditions for all National Olympic Committees.
The qualifying schedule strongly emphasis on legacy, as all five events hosted by former or future host cities or countries of Olympic Games or Youth Olympic Games. The details are as follows:
Asia/ Oceania: WUHAN, China, from 3 to 14 February 2020. Venue to be confirmed later.
Africa: DAKAR, Senegal, from 20 til 29 February 2020
At Dakar International Expo Centre, Diamniadio
Europe: LONDON, Great Britain, from 13 til 23 March 2020 at Copper Box arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
America: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, from 26 March til April 2020 at CeNARD high-performance athletics training centre
World Event: PARIS, France, from 13 to 24 May 2020. Venue to be confirmed later.
There are a total of 286 athletes the same as Rio Olympic Games 2016; however, the number of female boxers tripled for Tokyo 2020 thanks to a major boost toward gender equality and in keeping with the enhanced quality and popularity of female boxing. The Tokyo tournament will feature 186 men and 100 women in comparison to 250 men and 36 women in Rio Olympic Games.