Xiyan_ZhangAugust 25 - China is confident of winning at least two of the three gold medals available when women's boxing makes its debut at London 2012, the President of the country's national boxing association has claimed.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s ruling Executive Board controversially rubber-stamped the decision to add women's boxing to the Games in 2012.

Cuba, arguably the world's most dominant boxing nation, have slammed the decision and said that they will not be sending any women fighters to London.

But in China the reaction is much more positive.

Jianping Chang, the President of Chinese Boxing Association (CBA), said: "The IOC's decision will not only glamorise the obscure sport in a wider context globally, but should also greatly elevate the sport of women's boxing in China.

"China will have much of a chance to grab another two gold medals in the London Olympic Games."

At last year's World Championships Chinese women boxers topped the overall medals table with five golds, two silvers and four bronzes.

Turkey finished second with three gold medals and four bronzes as women fought in 13 divisions.

But in London they will only be able to compete in the flyweight (48-51kg), lightweight (56-60kg) and middleweight (69-75kg) divisions.

Chang said: "To say that we have already booked the all three London Olympic gold medals in women's boxing is surely an overstatement.

"Accurately put, there are possibilities that China strives for golds in all three divisions."