Countdown to Tokyo: GB boxers learn opponents after draw made
July 22, 2021 | by Matt Halfpenny
The 11 boxers representing GB at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics now know who they will come up against after the official draw has been finalised.
The action gets underway on Saturday (24th July) following on from tomorrow’s opening ceremony (23rd July).
Three GB boxers – Pat McCormack, Cheavon Clarke and Frazer Clarke – have been handed byes in the opening round, which would have seen them box on Saturday.
However, the squad’s two featherweights Karriss Artingstall and Peter McGrail, will be in action at the Kokugikan Arena on the opening day of the tournament, both in the second session.
The British Army’s Artingstall faces Botswana’s Keamogetse Sadie Kenosi, while Everton Red Triangle’s McGrail takes of Chatchai Butdee of Thailand, 36, who is appearing in his third Olympics.
Detailed below are who each GB boxer will face, with their club in brackets, and the approximate bout time.
Flyweight 51kg – Charley Davison (Attleborough) v Rabab Cheddar MAR – Sunday 25th July – 6pm (10am UK Time).
Featherweight 57kg – Karriss Artingstall (Army) v Keamogetse Sadie Kenosi BOT – Saturday 24th July – 5.15pm (9.15am UK Time).
Lightweight 60kg – Caroline Dubois (Repton) v Donjeta Sadiku KOS – Tuesday 27th July – 1.25pm (5.25am UK Time).
Middleweight 75kg – Lauren Price (Pontypool) v Myagmarjargal Munkhbat MGL – Wednesday 28th July – 11.30am (3.30am UK Time).
Flyweight 52kg – Galal Yafai (Birmingham City) v Koryun Soghomonyan ARM – Monday 26th July – 5.15pm (9.15am UK Time).
Featherweight 57kg – Peter McGrail (Everton Red Triangle) v Chatchai Butdee THA – Saturday 24thJuly – 6pm (10am UK Time).
Lightweight 63kg – Luke McCormack (Birtley) v Manish Kaushk IND – Sunday 25th July – 6.30pm (10.30am UK Time).
Welterweight 69kg – Pat McCormack (Birtley) v Necat Ekinci TUR or Aliaksandr Radzionau BLR – Tuesday 27th July – 11am (3am UK Time).
Light heavyweight 81kg – Ben Whittaker (Firewalker) v Jorge Luis Vivas Palacios COL – Sunday 25th July – 2.25pm (6.25am UK Time).
Heavyweight 91kg – Cheavon Clarke (Gravesham) v Abner Teixeira BRA – Tuesday 27th July – 6.15pm (10.15am UK Time).
Super heavyweight 91kg+ – Frazer Clarke (Burton) v Tsotne Rogava UKR – Thursday 29th July – 12.30pm (4.30am UK Time).
To see the full Olympic boxing schedule, click here.