How many rounds in Olympic boxing? How long does each round last in Tokyo 2020 competition?
Team GB have plenty of medal hopefuls looking to follow in the footsteps of Anthony Joshua by winning gold at an Olympic Games. While knockouts and stoppages are very much part of Olympic boxing, the number of rounds is much shorter than what we're used to seeing on big fight nights. You want it? We have it. Stream every Olympic event live on discovery+
Boxing is always a popular sport at an Olympic Games and often the opportunity for up and coming fighters to make a name for themselves.
From a Team GB perspective, Amir Khan won silver at Athens 2004, Anthony Joshua won gold at London 2012 in the super-heavyweight category and has since gone on to become a two-time heavyweight champion of the world, while Nicola Adams is a two-time flyweight champion from London and Rio.
The mega fights involving the likes of Joshua, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder may draw in the big crowds from all over the world but the Olympics still usually proves to be an exciting spectacle.