As confirmed by the International Olympic Committee document dated June 1, 2023, the men’s and women’s qualifying tournament will be held in Dakar, Senegal from September 9 to 15, 2023.
Recall that the previous African qualifications for the Tokyo Games had already taken place in Dakar in February 2020.
This year, for the elite men, there will be 7 weight categories instead of 8 in Dakar in 2020. That is 51KG, 57KG, 63.5KG, 71KG, 80KG, 92KG, +92KG. The middle points have simply been removed.
Dakar 2020 allowed 22 male boxers to qualify in 8 categories.
Dakar 2024 will only qualify 7 male boxers, only the winners of their category.
For the elite ladies, there will be 6 weight categories instead of 5 in Dakar in 2020. That is 50KG, 54KG, 57KG, 60KG, 66KG, 75KG. The 54KG category has been added.
Dakar 2020 allowed 11 female boxers to obtain their qualification in 5 categories.
Dakar 2024 will qualify 11 female boxers from 6 categories.
Thereafter, two world events will allow African boxers to snatch their qualification in 2024. The dates and places of these events have not yet been determined.
BOXING QUALIFICATION SYSTEMS
GAMES OF THE XXXIII OLYMPIAD – PARIS 2024
INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC)
Version as of 01 June 2023