2nd AIBA American Olympic Boxing Qualifying Tournament

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guatemala city, guatemala

april 25-30   

Brazil and Dominican Republica are the countries which qualified more boxers to the Olympic Games in the second and last American Qualifier, just finished in Guatemala. They lead the list thanks to four qualified boxers each, ahead of Colombia (3), Puerto Rico and Argentina, both with two athletes. Here below the complete grid.

                                                                                       Olympic Qualified Boxers Grid

Weight in kg

2nd Qualifying Tournament

Light Flyweight Up to 48kg

Paulo Carvalho (BRA), Winston Montero (DOM), G. Yampier Hernandez (CUB)

Flyweight Over 48 to 51kg

Eddie Valenzuela (GUA), Robenilson Vieira (BRA)

Bantamweight Over 51 to 54kg

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Featherweight Over 54 to 57kg

Robson Conceicao (BRA), Roberto Navarro (DOM)

Lightweight Over 57 to 60kg

Jose Pedraza (PUR), Everton Lopes (BRA), F. Vargas Pelaez (MEX)

Light Welterweight Over 60 to 64kg

Jonathan Gonzalez (PUR),  Felix Diaz Guzman (DOM), Myke Carvalho (BRA)

Welterweight Over 64 to 69kg

G. Lenin Castillo (DOM), Taureno Jhonson (BAH)

Middleweight Over 69 to 75kg

Shawn Estrada (USA), Ezequiel Maderna (ARG)

Light Heavyweight Over 75 to 81kg

Eleyder Alvarez (COL), Julius Jackson (ISV), Azea Austinama (HAI)

Heavyweight Over 81 to 91kg

Julio D. Blanco (COL)

Super Heavyweight +91kg

Jose Payares (VEN),  Osca Rivas (COL)

 
 
twenty-seven participating countries confirmed

A total of 137 boxers from 27 countries confirmed their participation at the 2nd American Olympic Qualifiying Tournament, which will take place in Guatemala City between the 25th and the 30th of April. Jorge Guzm├án, President of the American Confederation, informed that Nicaragua will have the most number of boxers, with 10 athletes. Brazil and Colombia will follow Nicaragua, both with nine boxers, then Puerto Rico and and the host country Guatemala, with eight  boxers each.
The 64kg weight category will be the most crowded, with 20 boxers competing. Here below the complele list of participating boxers:

48kg: 10
51kg: 9
57kg: 15
60kg: 19
64kg: 20
69kg: 15
75kg: 17  
81kg: 11
91 kg: 10
+91kg:11

Twenty-three Olympic places are on offer in Guatemala. This tournament will complete the ranks of American boxers taking part to the Olympic Games in Beijing next August. The American continent can already count 37 boxers with an Olympic ticket already booked, 14 of them coming from the 2007 AIBA
World Boxing Championships Chicago 2007, and the remaining 23 from the Olympic Qualifier in Trinidad & Tobago last March.
Here below the spots availabe for the Games weight category by weight category.

                                                                     Olympic Qualification Vacancies on offer

Weight in kg

2nd Qualifying Tournament

Light Flyweight Up to 48kg

Gold, Silver, Bronze

Flyweight Over 48 to 51kg

Gold, Silver

Bantamweight Over 51 to 54kg

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Featherweight Over 54 to 57kg

Gold, Silver

Lightweight Over 57 to 60kg

Gold, Silver, Bronze

Light Welterweight Over 60 to 64kg

Gold,  Silver, Bronze

Welterweight Over 64 to 69kg

Gold, Silver

Middleweight Over 69 to 75kg

Gold, Silver

Light Heavyweight Over 75 to 81kg

Gold, Silver, Bronze

Heavyweight Over 81 to 91kg

Gold 

Super Heavyweight +91kg

Gold,  Silver  

Total

23 Places

Before the 2nd American Olympic Qualifiying Tournament kicks off, Cuba is the American country with the higher number of boxers already qualified: nine. After it, there are United States (8), Venezuela (5), Ecuador and Puerto Rico (3),  Colombia, Dominican Republic and Mexico (2), Brazil, Canada and Virgin Islands (1).