Boxing schedule unveiled for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
October 16, 2020 | by Matt Halfpenny
The schedule for boxing at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has today (16th October) been announced.
The action will take place over the course of nine days, starting on the first day of competition, Friday 29th July 2022, the day after the opening ceremony.
The boxing schedule finishes on Sunday 7th August 2022, the day before the closing ceremony, with just one day’s break coming on Friday 5th August 2022.
All bouts will take place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Solihull, where Team England will ben keen to impress, having take a record six gold (including one for Pat McCormack, pictured), one silver and two bronze medals at the Gold Coast 2018 games.
Now the schedule has been announced, organisers are urging fans to sign-up for ticket updates, as planning for the Games accelerates.
The Games, the largest sports event to be held in UK since the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, will feature 19 sports, with eight para sports integrated into the programme, creating the biggest para sports offering in Commonwealth Games history.
The unveiling of the new schedule confirms that there will now be two full weekends of competition, a move which is hoped will allow more than one million spectators to attend the biggest sporting event ever to be held in the West Midlands.
“The unveiling of the daily schedule marks another important milestone as we look towards the Games in 2022,” said Nigel Huddleston, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage.
“It’s great to see that for the first time ever at a Commonwealth Games, there will be two full weekends of sport offering more opportunities for everyone to experience Birmingham 2022.”
Birmingham 2022’s Chief Executive Officer, Ian Reid, added: “We’re extremely excited to be unveiling the daily schedule as we know that this will make the Games much more real for everyone, now that they can see exactly which sports will be taking place on each day.
A more detailed version of the schedule, to include a session by session breakdown, will be unveiled in the coming months.
“I’d like to thank all of the international and national governing bodies who have been working closely with us to ensure that we created an exciting schedule which also provides all competitors with the maximum period of recovery possible during what will be an action packed summer of sport in 2022.”
To find out more, visit www.birmingham2022.com where you can also sign-up to receive the latest updates about the Games and hear about tickets and volunteer opportunities first.