Boxing at the 2012 Olympics consists of 13 tournaments, one for each weight class. For the first time, women's boxing will be held as a medal event.
Men's weight classes (kilogram amounts are official)
Women's weight classes (kilogram amounts are official)
The women's weight classes are not consecutive, meaning that a female boxer will have to fit into one of the designated ranges in order to compete.
Boxing will be held at the ExCeL Exhibition Center in London.
77 nations took part in the boxing competition at the 2008 Games. Cuba won the medal count, with eight medals (four silver, four bronze) but, for the first time in a non-boycotted Games since 1968, did not win a single gold medal.
Nine nations shared the gold medals in the eleven weight classes. China and Russia were the only nations to win two gold medals.
The all-time leader in boxing medals at the Olympics, the U.S. posted its worst-ever record at a non-boycotted Games. Only one boxer, heavyweight Deontay Wilder, won a medal, sharing the bronze medal with Cuba's Osmay Acosta.