Klitschko backing as Olympic qualifiers get underway

February 22, 2012 | by Matt Halfpenny


With the Olympic boxing qualifiers now underway in Dakar, Senegal, former Olympic gold medal winner (Atlanta 1996) and world professional heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has given his thoughts in a video interview.

He sends a message to the boxing fans and talks about his view on the African Qualifying Event in two separate videos:

Click here for message to boxing fans.

Click here for his views on the African qualifying event, which started on Thursday and runs until next Saturday (29th February).

You can now get tickets to see GB’s 13 boxers – which includes 10 who have come through the England Boxing Talent Pathway – compete in the European leg of the Boxing Road to Tokyo Olympic Qualifying event in London at the Copper Box Arena on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, from 14th to 24th March 2020.

More than 350 boxers from over 40 countries will compete for 77 places at Tokyo 2020.

Go to see.tickets/boxingroadtotokyo with prices starting at £5 (£2.50 concessions) for many of the sessions at the biggest Olympic boxing event to take place in England since the 2012 Olympic Games.