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Boxing In The Commonwealth Games

Boxing is a core sport in the Commonwealth Games and has been included in every Games since their inception in 1930. Scotland has won at least one medal at every Games and it is the only sport to have this impressive record.

Boxing has also been included at every edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games, with the exception of the first Games held in Edinburgh in 2000. Scottish boxers have won a medal in every Youth Games where the sport has been included.

Commonwealth Games Boxing competition is conducted under the rules of the International Boxing Federation (AIBA).

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  • Appearances In The Games 21
  • First Games Hamilton 1930
  • Most Recent Games Gold Coast 2018
Team Scotland’s Boxing Medal Count:
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  • Total: 65
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Did You Know?

  • Boxing is the only sport in which Scotland have won a medal at every Games.

  • Glasgow 2014 was the first time women competed in boxing at a Commonwealth Games.

  • At Glasgow 2014 Josh Taylor won gold for Team Scotland, completing his set of medals after silver in 2010 and Youth Games bronze in 2008.

  • There is a three way tie for the title of Scotland’s most successful Commonwealth Games boxer; Josh Taylor, Tom Imrie and Dick McTaggart each won one gold and one silver medal

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Competition Format

One boxer per nation is permitted to compete in each weight category. The Commonwealth Games competition is a straight knockout format, with the winner of each bout proceeding to the next round. There is no repecharge system. Bronze medals are awarded to the losers of both semi-final bouts.

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