Featherweights Karriss Artingstall and Peter McGrail, will be the first to represent Team GB on the opening day of boxing at Tokyo 2020 which gets underway at the Kokugikan Arena on Saturday (24thJuly 2021).
Karriss will make history when she becomes the first ever female member of the British Army boxing team to compete at the Olympics when she steps through the ropes to face Botswana’s Keamogetse Sadie Kenosi.
Should the army gunner beat the 2014 African Youth Games gold medallist she will then go on to face Brazil’s Jucielen Romeu.
The opening day will also feature World Championship bronze medallist McGrail who will box Chatchai Butdee of Thailand, who is appearing in his third Olympics aged 36 – having previously competed in both London and Rio
Victory for the 24-year-old will see him come up against either Germany’s Hamsat Shadalov or Argentina’s Mirco Cuello.
Pat McCormack, Cheavon Clarke and Frazer Clarke were handed byes for their opening bouts which were originally schedule for the opening day’s action.
World number one Pat will now compete on Tuesday (27thJuly 2021) against either Turkey’s Necat Ekinci or Belarus’ Aliaksandr Radzionau alongside Chev who will face off against Brazil’s Abner Teixeira in the men’s heavyweight division (91kg).
After a ten-year journey to reach the Olympics, super-heavyweight Frazer will have to wait that little bit longer with him now not in action until Thurday (29thJuly 2021).
When the time comes, he will face Ukraine’s Tsotne Rogava who beat German top seed Nelvie Tiafack in order to qualify.
Commenting on the draw, GB Boxing’s Performance Director and the Team GB Boxing Team Leader in Tokyo, Rob McCracken, said:
“It’s the Olympic Games and the competition is always fierce, so we did not expect an easy draw. Whether it is in the early rounds or later in the competition all of the boxers are going to come up against tough opponents and know they will have to perform at their best if they want to be successful and win a medal.
“The team has a good mix of talent and experience and it is important that they continue to believe in themselves, listen to the coaches and build on the success they have had over the last few years.”
Below is a full list of each boxer’s first opponent and bout time/date.
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Flyweight 51kg – Charley Davison vs Rabab Cheddar MAR – Sunday 25thJuly – 18.00 (10.00am UK Time)
Featherweight 57kg – Karriss Artingstall vs Keamogetse Sadie Kenosi BOT – Saturday 24thJuly – 17.15pm (09.15am UK Time)
Lightweight 60kg – Caroline Dubois vs Donjeta Sadiku KOS – Tuesday 27thJuly – 13.25pm (05.25 UK Time)
Middleweight 75kg – Lauren Price vs Myagmarjargal Munkhbat MGL – Wednesday 28thJuly – 11.30am (03.30am UK Time)
Flyweight 52kg – Galal Yafai vs Koryun Soghomonyan ARM – Monday 26thJuly – 17.15pm (09.15am UK Time)
Featherweight 57kg – Peter McGrail vs Chatchai Butdee THA – Saturday 24thJuly – 18.00pm (10.00am UK Time)
Lightweight 63kg – Luke McCormack vs Manish Kaushk IND – Sunday 25thJuly – 18.30pm (10.30am UK Time)
Welterweight 69kg – Pat McCormack vs Necat Ekinci TUR or Aliaksandr Radzionau BLR – Tuesday 27thJuly – 11.00am (03.00am UK Time)
Light-heavyweight 81kg – Ben Whittaker vs Jorge Luis Vivas Palacios COL – Sunday 25thJuly – 14.25pm (06.25am UK Time)
Heavyweight 91kg – Cheavon Clarke vs Abner Teixeira BRA – Tuesday 27thJuly – 18.15pm (10.15am UK Time)
Superheavyweight 91kg+ – Frazer Clarke vs Tsotne Rogava UKR – Thursday 29thJuly – 12.30pm (04.30am UK Time
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