Celebrated In: United States Of America
USA Boxing National Championships will be an event unprecedented in the tournament’s prestigious history. For the first time, the nation’s premier Olympic-style boxing event will showcase five different divisions in men’s and women’s action with new age groups being introduced in to national action. The 400-plus boxers currently registered for the tournament will be broken up into the men’s and women’s elite, men’s and women’s youth and men’s senior divisions for the week-long tournament in Spokane, Wash.
The winners in the men’s elite division, which will include boxers ages 19-40, will advance to the 2013 AIBA Men’s World Championships, the first major international event of the new quadrennial. Following the recent rule changes made by AIBA, the elite male participants will box without headgear, mirroring what they will see at the World Championships and subsequent international events. The men’s elite competitors will be the only athletes to box without headgear.
The Championships crown a United States Amateur Champion in each of the sanctioned weight classes.
Light flyweight (106 pounds)
Flyweight (112 pounds)
Bantamweight (119 pounds)
Featherweight (125 pounds)
Lightweight (132 pounds)
Light welterweight (141 pounds)
Welterweight (152 pounds)
Middleweight (165 pounds)
Light heavyweight (178 pounds)
Heavyweight (201 pounds)
Super heavyweight (201+ pounds, 91 kg).