Boxing returns for the 2024 Paris Games. Read on to learn about the format that will be used for the Olympic tournament.

What boxing weight classes will be contested at Paris 2024?

The Olympic boxing program for the Paris Olympics will feature 13 weight classes — seven for men, six for women. To help achieve gender equality, the men's light heavyweight division was removed from the program after the Tokyo Games, and the women's bantamweight division was added.

Men's Boxing
Flyweight (51kg)
Featherweight (57kg)
Lightweight (63.5kg)
Welterweight (71kg)
Middleweight (80kg)
Heavyweight (92kg)
Super Heavyweight (92+kg)

Women's Boxing
Flyweight (50kg)
Bantamweight (54kg)
Featherweight (57kg)
Lightweight (60kg)
Welterweight (66kg)
Middleweight (75kg)

How is the Olympic boxing tournament structured?

The competition in all weight classes will be run as a single-elimination tournament. For weight classes with 16 boxers participating, the competition will start with the Round of 16, then progress onward to the quarterfinals, semifinals and final. For weight classes with more than 16 boxers, there will be a preliminary round held before the Round of 16.

There are no consolation matches or repechage rounds. Two bronze medals will be awarded in each weight class to the losers of the semifinal bouts.

How is the bracket determined in Olympic boxing?

The draw to determine the bracket for each weight class will be done electronically and will take place the evening before the first bout of the tournament.

The top boxers in each weight class are typically seeded to prevent them from facing each in the early rounds of the competition.

How does the weigh-in work for Olympic boxing?

Boxers must attend the weigh-in each day that they compete. The weigh-in must take place at least three hours before the start of the first bout.

During the weigh-in, boxers will get on the electronic scale and must come in within the allotted weight range for their division. Boxers only have one attempt to get on the scale and make weight. They will also undergo a medical examination during the weigh-in period.

Failure to make weight or failing the medical examination will result in a victory by walkover in favor of that boxer's scheduled opponent.