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World Series of Boxing wrap-up: 17 Boxers have qualified for Rio 2016 Olympics

Credit: AIBA

The end of the Regular Season of the World Series of Boxing has seen 552 bouts, 112 matches and 14 weeks of intense boxing action, as well as 17 boxers winning Olympic quota place to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The boxers had to compete in a minimum of 5 events in WSB and if their rating was even after the end of the Regular Season, the TKOs and KOs helped differentiate the top ranked boxer.

Cuban boxers won 5 quota places, Russian boxers – 3 and Ireland – 2, while Azerbaijan, Croatia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Morocco and Puerto Rico boxers won one quota place each.

12 out of the 17 boxers competed in every match in order to win the quota place.

Weight ClassRankingNameCountry
49kg (1)1Patrick BARNESIreland
52kg (2)1Yosbany VEITIA SOTOCuba
2Jeyvier Jesus CINTRON OCASIOPuerto Rico
56kg (2)1Vladimir NIKITINRussia
2Michael John CONLANIreland
60kg (2)1Lazaro Jorge ALVAREZ ESTRADACuba
2Albert SELIMOVAzerbaijan
64kg (2)1Yasnier TOLEDO LOPEZCuba
69kg (2)1Mohammed RABIIMorocco
2Radzhab BUTAEVRussia
75kg (2)1Petr KHAMUKOVRussia
81kg (2)1Valentino MANFREDONIAItaly
2Julio Cesar LA CRUZ PERAZACuba
91kg (1)1Vassiliy LEVITKazakhstan
91+kg (1)1Filip HRGOVICCroatia

These qualified boxers are also allowed to participate in Continental and World Boxing Championships, should they be selected by their respective National Federation.

The National Federations may also send another boxer in the same weight category to the Continental and the AIBA World Boxing Championships.

Should another boxer also win a quota place for Rio 2016 Olympic Games via AIBA World Boxing Championships, the respective National Olympic Committee will then have to choose between the two boxers and confirm their selected boxer to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games no later than December 4, 2015.

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