Below is a breakdown of the various qualifying phases for boxing leading up to the Rio Games.Note that countries qualify quota spots (not individual athletes) to the Olympics.The top-ranked boxers in each men's weight class earn quota spots for their countries.
At all four tournaments, the top-ranked boxers in each weight class qualify an Olympic quota spot for their country.
Jump to a section:2014-2015 World Series of Boxing rankings2015 AIBA Pro Boxing world rankings2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships2016 continental qualification tournaments2016 APB/WSB Olympic Qualifying Event2016 AIBA Women's World Championships2016 AOB World Olympic Qualifier Host country places Tripartite Commission Invitation places 2014-2015 World Series of Boxing regular season rankings (men only) Date: November 2014-March 2015 Total quota spots: 17 (1-2 per men's weight class) The World Series of Boxing is a boxing series run by the International Boxing Association (AIBA).
The final individual rankings from Season V (the 2014-2015 season) determine the first batch of Olympic qualifiers for all men's weight classes.
2015 AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) world rankings (men only) Date: September 2015 Total quota spots: 20 (2 per men's weight class) At the end of the first competition cycle for 2015, the top two boxers in the APB world rankings for each men's weight class will earn quota spots for their countries.
2015 AIBA World Boxing Championships (men only) Date: October 5-18, 2015 Total quota spots: 23 (1-3 per men's weight class) The 2015 World Championships serves as a qualifier for the Rio Games.