Boxing Begins at 2019 Eastern Elite Qualifier

Oct. 06, 2019, 10:44 p.m. (ET)

The 2019 Eastern Elite Qualifier & Regional Open got underway this evening at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

The session featured 27 elite male lightweight bouts, the most contested division in the week-long tournament. This year’s edition of the Eastern Qualifier is serving as the third Trials Qualifying event. Boxers competing in Olympic weight classes in the elite division that finish in the top two of their weight class will advance to the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Boxing this December in Lake Charles, La.

Boxing will continue tomorrow with the seven other elite male Olympic weight classes stepping into the ring for their first bouts, while all other boxers competing this week will have their general weigh-in and tournament draw to determine when they will compete tomorrow morning.

Tomorrow’s action, including the tournament draw, can be followed on our free live stream by clicking here. All brackets, bout sheets, photos and results will be found throughout the link here.