The 72 boxing qualifiers for London 2012

Today is a well-deserved ‘rest day’ for the boxers and their coaches at the World Championships so let us look with at who has qualified so far from the Baku Championships.

Following Wednesday’s quarter final bouts at the AIBA World Boxing Championships, 72 boxers from the 10 different weight categories have qualified for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Two more boxers will qualify from each category after the semi-finals, if they have lost against finalists, and one of those could be Roy Sheehan.

Light Fly (46-49kg)

– David AYRAPETYAN from Russia

– Jose DE LA NIEVE from Spain

– Kaeo PONGPRAYOON from Thailand

– Serdamba PUREVDORJ from Mongolia

– Jong SHIN from Korea Republic

– Devendro LAISHRAM from India

– Yosbany VEITA from Cuba

– Shiming ZOU from China

Fly (52kg)

– Misha ALOIAN from Russia

– Michael CONLAN from Ireland

– Jasurbek LATIPOV from Uzbekistan

– Elvin MAMISHZADE from Azerbaijan

– Vincenzo PICARDI from Italy

– Andrew SELBY from Wales

– Raushee WARREN from USA

– Khalid YAFAI from England

Bantam (56kg)

– Lazaro ALVAREZ from Cuba

– Luke CAMPBELL from England

– Detelin DALAKLIEV from Bulgaria

– Joseph DIAZ from USA

– John NEVIN from Ireland

– Orzubek SHAYMOV from Uzbekistan

– Sergey VODOPIYANOV from Russia

– Anvar YUSUNOV from Tajikistan

Light (60kg)

– Jai BHAGWAN from India

– Fazliddin GAIBNAZAROV from Uzbekistan

– Soon HAN from Korea Republic

– Vasyl LOMACHENKO from Ukraine

– Yasnier TOLEDO from Cuba

– Domenico VALENTINO from Italy

– Miklos VARGA from Hungary

– Gani ZHAILAUOV from Kazakhstan

Light Welter (64kg)

– Denys BERINCHYK from Ukraine

– Everton dos SANTOS from Brazil

– Gaybatulla GADZHIALIEYEV from Azerbaijan

– Gyula KATE from Hungary

– Manoj KUMAR from India

– Vincenzo MANGIACAPRE from Italy

– Thomas STALKER from England

– Munkh Erdene URANCHIMEG from Mongolia

Welter (69kg)

– Errol SPENCE from USA

– Serik SAPIYEV from Kazakhstan

– Egidijus KAVALIAUSKAS from Lithuania

– Fred EVANS from Wales

– Andrey ZAMKOVOY from Russia

– Taras SHELESTYUK from Ukraine

– Krishan VIKAS from India

– Vasili BELOUS from Moldova

Middle (75kg)

– Aleksandar DRENOVAK from Serbia

– Esquiva FALCAO from Brazil

– Andranik HAKOBYAN from Armenia

– Bogdan JURATONI from Romania

– Ievgen KHYTROV from Ukraine

– Ryota MURATA from Japan

– Darren O’NEILL from Ireland

– Danabek SUZHANOV from Kazakhstan

Light Heavy (81kg)

– Julio la CRUZ from Cuba

– Ehsan ROUZBAHANI from Iran

– Damien HOOPER from Australia

– Elshod RASULOV from Uzbekistan

– Adilbek NIYAZYMBETOV from Kazakhstan

– Oleksandr GVOZDYK from Ukraine

– Fanlong MENG from China

– Egor MEKHONTSEV from Russia

Heavy (91kg)

– Oleksandr USYK from Ukraine

– Siarhei KARNEYEU from Belarus

– Teymur MAMMADOV from Azerbaijan

– Xuanxuan WANG from China

Super Heavy (+91kg)

– Anthony JOSHUA from England

– Erik PFEIFER from Germany

– Ivan DYCHKO from Kazakhstan

– Magomedrasul MEDZHIDOV from Azerbaijan

The updated list of qualifications by country:

– Ukraine: 6

– Kazakhstan, Russia: 5

– Azerbaijan, Cuba, England, India, Uzbekistan: 4

– China, Ireland, Italy, USA: 3

– Brazil, Hungary, Korea Republic, Mongolia, Wales: 2

– Armenia, Australia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Germany, Iran, Japan, Lithuania, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Tajikistan, Thailand: 1

Under AIBA Amateur boxing rules, eligible boxers for the 2012 Games must have been born between 1 January 1978 and 31 December 1995

Boxers from England, Scotland and Wales compete in the ‘Worlds’ whereas there is a United Kingdom team (“TeamGB”) in the Olympic Games which means that both Andrew Selby of Wales and England’s Khalid Yafai are ‘qualified’. So a ‘box off’ is on the cards unless the Welshman takes the Gold medal in Baku.

As the host country, the United Kingdom is guaranteed a minimum of 5 places in the Men’s boxing at London 2012 (as well as one Woman)

In addition, five boxers have already qualified for London 2012 thanks to the WSB Series earlier in the year:

Bantamweight,Kanat Abutalipov of Kazakhstan, Lightweight Zhimin Wang of China, Heavyweight Clemente Russo of Italy, Middleweight Sergiy Derevyanchenko of the Ukraine and Light Heavyweight Abdelhafid Benchabla of Algeria .

Irish fans will be hoping that Friday’s welterweight semi-final between Egidijus Kavaliauskas of Lithuania and Sapiyev Serik of Kazakhstan results in a win for the Lithuanian as if that should prove to be the case then Ireland will have one more qualifier for London 2012 – St Michael’s Athy clubman Roy Sheehan.

Kavaliauskas beat Sheehan in the last-16 of the competition. If he beats Serik in the semi-finals on Friday then Sheehan too will qualify for the 2012.


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