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2016_Summer_Olympics_logo.svgThe opening days of Rio 2016 Olympic Boxing are rapidly approaching. Competition commences on Friday, August 12th with many favorites in action like Canada’s Mandy Bujold and USA’s Mikaela Mayer.

Each division consists of 12 competitors, starting with 8 competing in the opening round to win the right to face the 4 higher seeded boxers in the Quarterfinal Round.

Heavily favored to win Gold will be: Nicola Adams (Great Britain) in Flyweight Division, Katie Taylor (Ireland) at Lightweight, and Claressa Shields (USA) at Middleweight.

Be sure to tune into the NBC Comcast networks (or other globally local networks) to catch the action.

Flyweight Tetyana Kob Ukraine Friday, August 12 9:00 AM CST
51 kg / 112 lb Stanimira Petrova Bulgaria

Flyweight Yodgoroy Mirzaeva Uzbekistan Friday, August 12 9:15 AM CST
51 kg / 112 lb Mandy Bujold Canada

Lightweight Mira Potkonen Finland Friday, August 12 9:30 AM CST
60 kg / 135 lb Adriana Ara├║jo Brazil

Lightweight Yin Junhua China Friday, August 12 9:45 AM CST
60 kg / 135 lb Hasnaa Lachgar Morocco

Flyweight Ingrid Lorena Valencia Colombia Friday, August 12 3:00 PM CST
51 kg / 112 lb Judith Mbougnade Central African Republic

Flyweight Zohra Ez Zahraoui Morocco Friday, August 12 3:15 PM CST
51 kg / 112 lb Sarah Ourahmoune France

Lightweight Jennifer Chieng Micronesia Friday, August 12 3:30 PM CST
60 kg / 135 lb Mikaela Mayer United States

Lightweight Irma Testa Italy Friday, August 12 3:45 PM CST
60 kg / 135 lb Shelley Watts Australia

Middleweight Yaroslava Yakushina Russia Sunday, August 14 9:00 AM CST
75 kg / 160 lb Chen Nien-chin Chinese Taipei

Middleweight Dariga Shakimova Kazakhstan Sunday, August 14 9:15 AM CST
75 kg / 160 lb Ariane Fortin Canada

Middleweight Andreia Bandeira Brazil Sunday, August 14 3:00 PM CST
75 kg / 160 lb Atheyna Bylon Panama

Middleweight Anna Laurell Sweden Sunday, August 14 3:15 PM CST
75 kg / 160 lb Savannah Marshall Great Britain

Jay Kemp, #NextGenChamp

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