Boxing at the Pacific Games has been contested since 1963 when it was included as one of ten sports at the First South Pacific Games held in Suva, Fiji.[1][2] There are presently ten weight classes for the men's competition at the Pacific Games, known as the South Pacific Games prior to 2011, in accordance with the (amateur) International Boxing Association (AIBA) classifications.

Boxing has also been included in many of the Pacific Mini Games, starting with the first edition held at Honiara in 1981.

Pacific Games

The boxing weight classes contested at each Pacific Games are listed in the table below. Flag icons and three letter country code indicate the nationality of the gold medal winner of an event, where this information is known; otherwise an (X) is used. Moving the cursor onto a country code with a dotted underline will reveal the name of the gold medal winner. A dash (–) indicates a weight division that was not contested.[A]

Men

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Games Year Host city Weight class Medal
events
Ref
Light-
Fly
Fly Bantam Feather Light Light-
Welter
Welter Light-
Middle
Middle Light-
Heavy
Heavy Super-
Heavy
                               
54 kg 57 kg 60 kg 63.5 kg 67 kg 71 kg 75 kg 81 kg 81+ kg
I 1963 (details) Suva
PNG

COK

FIJ

ASM

COK

FIJ

FIJ

FIJ
8 [B]
II 1966 (details) Nouméa
FIJ

PNG

PNG

NCL

WSM

WSM

FIJ

FIJ

FIJ

NCL
10 [C]
III 1969 (details) Port Moresby
FIJ

PNG

PNG

ASM

WSM

WSM

FIJ

WSM

FIJ

FIJ
10 [D]
IV 1971 Papeete
PNG

WSM

WSM

TAH

TAH

WSM

PNG

TGA

FIJ

WSM

TAH
11 [E]
V 1975 Tumon
WSM

WSM

PNG

PNG

ASM

WSM

NHB

ASM

NCL

ASM

NCL
11 [F]
VI 1979 Suva
PNG

NCL

TAH

ASM

WSM

FIJ

WSM

WSM

PNG

FIJ

NCL
11 [G]
VII 1983 Apia
WSM

WSM

ASM

WSM

WSM

WSM
X X
SOL
X
WSM
X 12 [H]
91 kg 91+ kg
VIII 1987 Nouméa
TAH

TAH

PNG

TAH

SSM

TGA

ASM

ASM

TGA

ASM

TAH
11 [34]
IX 1991 Port Moresby
PNG

PNG

PNG

TGA

PNG

PNG

PNG

ASM

TGA

ASM

WSM

TGA
12 [35]
X 1995 Papeete
SOL

PNG

PNG

TAH

PNG

PNG

PNG

TGA

TAH

TAH

SOL

TGA
12 [36]
XI 1999 (details) Santa Rita
PNG

PNG

FIJ

PNG

SAM

TAH

FIJ

NCL

NCL

SAM

TAH

TAH
12 [37]
64 kg 69 kg
XII 2003 (details) Suva
PNG

PNG

SAM

TAH

VAN

TAH

VAN

FIJ

SAM

SAM

FIJ
11 [38]
XIII 2007 (details) Apia
PNG

PNG

SAM

SAM

NCL

NCL

SAM

SAM

SAM

SAM

TAH
11 [39]
49 kg 52 kg 56 kg
XIV 2011 (details) Nouméa
PNG

PNG

TAH

TAH

TAH

TAH

SAM

NCL

NCL

NRU
10 [40]
XV 2015 (details) Port Moresby 10 [41]
[42]
XVI 2019 (details) Salelologa 10

Women

Games Year Host city Light-
Fly
Fly Bantam Feather Light Light-
Welter
Welter Light-
Middle
Middle Light-
Heavy
Heavy Super-
Heavy
Total
events
Ref
XV 2015 (details) Port Moresby
PNG

FSM

PNG
3 [I]
XVI 2019 (details) Salelologa X
X
X
3

Pacific Mini Games

The boxing weight classes contested at each Pacific Mini Games are listed in the table below. Flag icons and three letter country code indicate the nationality of the gold medal winner of an event, where this information is known; otherwise an (X) is used. Moving the cursor onto a country code with a dotted underline will reveal the name of the gold medal winner. A dash (–) indicates a weight division that was not contested.[A]

Men's boxing

Games Year Host city Light-
Fly
Fly Bantam Feather Light Light-
Welter
Welter Light-
Middle
Middle Light-
Heavy
Heavy Super-
Heavy
Total
events
Ref
I 1981 Honiara
SOL
11 [46]
[47]
III 1989 Nuku'alofa
TGA
12 [48]
[49]
IV 1993 (details) Port Vila
VAN

NCL

PNG

VAN

WSM

SOL

TAH

WSM

WSM

TGA

SOL

TGA
12 [50]
V 1997 (details) Pago Pago
WSM

VAN

PNG

PNG

WSM

ASM

WSM

WSM

ASM

WSM

ASM

WSM
12 [51]
VIII 2009 (details) Rarotonga
TAH

NRU

NCL

TAH

NRU

SAM

ASM

TAH

TAH
9 [J]
X 2017 (details) Port Vila
VAN

VAN

VAN

SAM

VAN

TGA

VAN

SAM

PGC

PGC
10 [K]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b The number of weight classes used by the AIBA has changed over the years and the definition of each class has also changed several times. – See: Boxing at the Summer Olympics.
  2. ^ In 1963, although there were ten weight divisions, medals were only awarded in eight of them. Fiji made the only nominations in the flyweight and heavyweight classes and had put two boxers in each division to ensure a contest. J. Roba and M. Mate in the flyweight, and V. Dikidikiliti and P. Kali in the heavyweight, were awarded silver cups in lieu of medals.[3] Fiji won gold in four weight divisions in 1963,[4][5] Cook Islands won gold in two (featherweight and welterweight),[6] and Papua New Guinea and American Samoa won one gold medal each.[7][6]
  3. ^ Fiji won four weight divisions. New Caledonia, Papua new Guinea and Western Samoa won two each.[8]
  4. ^ There were 10 boxing gold medals on offer at the 1969 games.[9] Fiji won 4,[10] Western Samoa won 3, and Papua New Guinea won 2.[11][12][13][14][15][16][17]
  5. ^ In 1971, Western Samoa won four weight classes, French Polynesia won three, PNG two, and Fiji and Tonga one each.[18][19]
  6. ^ There were 11 boxing events at the 1975 games. American Samoa and Western Samoa won 3 each, Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia won 2 each, and New Hebrides won 1 (Philip Kating).[20][21][22] New Caledonia won the heavyweight and middleweight titles.[23] American Samoa won the light heavyweight title.[23] PNG won the bantamweight and featherweight,[24] and Western Samoa won the flyweight and light flyweight titles.[24][25]
  7. ^ In 1979, Western Samoa won 3 titles, Fiji, New Caledonia and PNG won 2 each, and American Samoa and Tahiti won 1 each.[26][27][28][29][30]
  8. ^ In 1983, Western Samoa won 8 of the titles on offer.[31][32] Tommy Bauro of the Solomon Islands won gold in the middleweight division.[33]
  9. ^ Women's boxing events were included at the Pacific Games for the first time in 2015. The three weight classes as used by the IOC, i.e. flyweight (48–51kg), lightweight (57–60kg), and middleweight (69–75kg) were added to the schedule.[43][44][45]
  10. ^ In 2009, although there were ten weight divisions scheduled, medals were only ultimately awarded in nine of them.[52] Only two boxers were entered for the Flyweight 51 kg division. Samoa's Kaisa Ioane was given a walkover when his Cook Islands opponent did not appear for their bout.[53] As no contest took place, no medals could be awarded. Of the remaining nine divisions: one title was won by each of Samoa, American Samoa, and New Caledonia, two titles were won by Nauru, and four titles were won by Tahiti.[54]
  11. ^ In 2017, host nation Vanuatu won five of the ten weight divisions in men's boxing (there were no women's contests scheduled).[55] Tahiti boycotted the Pacific Mini Games due to a dispute over recognition of the French Polynesian Boxing Federation,[56] but some Tahitian boxers competed under the flag of Pacific Games Council (PGC).[57] The PGC team of four boxers won three medals,[58] including gold medals in the heavyweight and super-heavyweight classes.[59]

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