Pavillion 6 of the Riocentro exhibition centre in Rio’s Barra da Tijuca district is the state-of-the-art arena set to host the world’s top 286 men and women boxers as they battle for Olympic gold in August. Officially unveiled last month, the 9,000-capacity venue is ready to be handed over to AIBA for the competition running from 6-21 August.
Boxing fans will be housed in the 7,225 square-metre sports complex with perfect, unobstructed views of the action from every seat. The men’s competition will see 250 boxers going for gold across ten categories, while 36 women will compete in the three female Olympic weight classes.
Following the Women’s World Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan last month, the three champions from the inaugural women’s competition at London 2012, Nicola Adams, Katie Taylor and Claressa Shields, have all qualified to defend their titles in Rio.