Tokyo 2020 boxing: Men's heavyweight boxing gold to be decided amid a quartet of semifinals

"VAN" (Sports Desk - Tokyo2020 - 05.08.2021) :: Medals in the men's heavyweight event will be hung around necks on 6 August as a trio of semis also take place in the Tokyo 2020 boxing competition.

What’s happening?

The action will come thick and fast at the Kokugikan Arena on 6 August. Amid a swirl of tense semifinals, the medal round for the men's heavyweight division will be decided.

The day's action runs from 14:00 - 15:40 and, aside from the men's final, there will also be a pair of semifinals in the Women's Middle (69-75kg) and Men's Light (57-63kg).

The victory ceremony will follow all the boxing action on the day at the Kokugikan Arena

Who should I expect to see?

Julio la Cruz of Cuba and the ROC’s Muslim Gadzhimagomedov will battle it out in the clash of the heavyweights.

A victory would be the Cuban’s second straight Olympic boxing gold medal after winning the light heavyweight division in Rio 2016.

In the women's middleweight (69-75kg) semifinal bouts, Great Britain's Lauren Price will cross swords with Nouchka Fontijn of the Netherlands while the ROC's Zenfira Magomedalieva and the People's Republic of China's LI Qian go toe-to-toe.

In the first semifinal, U.S. pugilist Keyshawn Davis takes on Armenian Hovhannes Bachkov in the men's lightweight division (57-63kg). In the second semifinal of the division, Cuba's Andy Cruz and Harry Garside of Australia will take a swing at each other.

Date and Time: Fri 6 Aug. 14:00 - 15:40

Venues: Kokugikan Arena

Women's Middle (69-75kg) Semifinals
Men's Light (57-63kg) Semifinals
Men's Heavy (81-91kg) Final
Men's Heavy (81-91kg) Victory Ceremony


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