Jordan is on track to hosting a successful Asian/Oceanian Boxing Road to Tokyo 2020 from March 3-11, according to the Local Organising Committee (LOC) at a press conference held today (Sunday).
Jordan was chosen from five nations as a late replacement for the Coronavirus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan and despite only having 45 days to prepare, fans can expect a world-class event at Prince Hamzeh Hall in Amman’s Al Hussein Youth City.
LOC CEO, Nasser Majali, was joined at the press conference held in the Generations for Peace headquarters by Pedro Meloni, Competition Manager at the Boxing Task Force (BTF), and Zaid Sarayrah, LOC Communications Manager.
Majali presented the latest logistical preparations and confirmed that several teams had already arrived in Amman with more arriving each day.
Majali also highlighted the role of sponsors and partners for stepping in at the 11th hour to support, while Meloni explained the qualification system that will enable 63 boxers – 41 male and 22 female – to qualify through to this summer’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
There will be over 250 fighters taking part, with eight weights in the men’s competition and five for the women.
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