August 1, 2012-
Update: Quebec’s Simon Kean beat out Tony James (FRA) 16-16 and moves on to the Quarterfinals vs. Ivan Dychko (KAZ)
July 30, 2012-
Update: Simon Kean vs.Tony James (FRA) – Wednesday Aug 1
July 29, 2012-
Update: Nova Scotia’s Custio Clayton boxed an excellent match on Sunday against Oscar Molina of Mexico – winning 2 out of 3 rounds to take the match 12-8.
Next match for Custio – Friday August 3, vs.Hammond Cameron (AUS) July 27, 2012 –
Update: Simon Kean will box on Wednesday August 1 against Tony Victor James (France).
Custio Clayton will box on Sunday July 29th against Oscar Molina Casillas (Mexico).
Update: Mary Spencer got the bye and her first bout will be is on August 6th. . She will be competing against the winner of Brazil (Roseli Feitosa) vs China (Jinzi Li). Very Good draw for Canada, one victory for Mary and she is in the medals round.
The Official Olympic Boxing Draw is to take place on Friday July 27 at 2:00pm
London, Great Britain, July 25 2012 – The International Boxing Association (AIBA) would like to inform all media that the Official Draw of the London 2012 Olympic Games will take place on Friday July 27 at 2:00pm, in the Spectators Zone of the Boxing Venue, at ExCeL London.
The Ceremony will be followed by a press conference at 4:00pm with AIBA President, Dr Ching-Kuo Wu, Technical Delegate, Mr Franco Falcinelli and Deputy Technical Delegate, Mr Pat Fiacco, in the Media Conference Room (level 3) at the ExCeL London.
Conducted manually, the Official Draw will distribute the 250 Men Boxers into ten weight categories and 36 Women Boxers into three weight categories.
Keep up to date with the latest news and results through the official AIBA website www.aiba.org
Women boxers to look out for at the London 2012 Olympic Games
Women Middleweight (75kg)
Great Britain’s Savannah Marshall, a 21-year-old orthodox fighter from Hartlepool, dubbed the ‘Silent Assassin’, became the first British woman to be crowned an AIBA World Champion after taking gold at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships Qinhuangdao 2012 and now will be the firm favourite to take the Olympic title after defeating all before her in China. Marshall will be the one to beat, but she has some tough opposition to deal with. Azerbaijan’s Elena Vystropova came second to the young Brit in the World Championships this year and after losing by just two points in the final, she will firmly believe that she can claim gold at the ExCeL London on 9 July when then women’s finals take place. (ONTARIO) Canada’s triple AIBA World Champion Mary Spencer was one of the sport’s dominant forces in recent years so will be keen to re-assert her authority on the young pretenders. Russia’s Nadezda Torlopova was the Heavyweight (81kg) AIBA World Champion in 2010 so her power makes her a major contender too. Finally, American teenage sensation Claressa Shields is one the most talented fighters to ever emerge in women’s boxing and even though she is only 17, she has all the attributes of a future great.