USA Boxing is the national governing body for Olympic-style amateur boxing….which is overseen by the United States Olympic Committee and the International Boxing Association (AIBA)….which also sets its rules.
Headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO, USA Boxing is a non-profit organization responsible for the administration, development and promotion of Olympic-style boxing in the United States. USA Boxing, formerly known as the United States Amateur Boxing Federation, has governed men’s amateur boxing in the United States since 1888….wherein USA Boxing officially recognized women’s boxing in 1993, being the first organization to do so in the world.
USA Boxing comprises 56 Local Boxing Committees….which are grouped into 14 geographical regions. These LBC’s, along with the coaches, athletes, and officials, form the backbone of USA Boxing and Olympic-style boxing in the United States. Boxing facilities, coaches, officials and athletes may be affiliated with USA Boxing….with athletes receiving an official “passbook” to be presented and marked at all sanctioned events. Athletes are classified according to age, gender and weight….with boxers younger than seventeen known as “juniors”….and those thirty-five or older known as “masters”. The Championships crown a United States Amateur Champion in each of the sanctioned weight classes.