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Youth Games

Boxing in the Commonwealth Youth Games

Boxing is an optional sport in the Commonwealth Youth Games and has been included at every Youth Games to date, with the exception of the first Games held in Edinburgh in 2000. Scotland has won at least one Boxing medal at each of the five Youth Games where the sport has been included, mirroring the success of Scottish boxers in senior Commonwealth Games competition.

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

  • Core / Optional Optional Sport
  • Appearances In The Youth Games 5
  • First Youth Games Bendigo 2004
  • Most Recent Youth Games Bahamas 2017
Team Scotland’s Boxing Medal Count:
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  • Total: 21
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Did you know?

  • Bahamas 2017 was the first time that women’s Boxing events were included at a Commonwealth Youth Games.

  • Boxers Charlie Flynn and Josh Taylor both won medals for Scotland at the Commonwealth Youth Games before going on to win gold for Team Scotland at Glasgow 2014.

  • At Samoa 2015, John Docherty and Sean Lazzerini became the first Scottish boxers ever to win Commonwealth Youth Games gold.

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Competition Format

Boxing competition at the Bahamas 2017 Youth Games is open to men and women age 17 and 18 years (born 1999 and 2000). One boxer per nation is permitted to compete in each weight category.

Men: 49kg, 52kg, 56kg, 60kg, 64kg, 69kg, 75kg, 81kg
Women: 51kg, 60kg, 75kg

The Commonwealth Youth 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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