Amateur boxing is a variant of boxing practised at the collegiate level, at the Olympic Games , Pan American Games and Commonwealth Games , as well as many associations. Amateur boxing bouts are short in duration, comprising three rounds of three minutes in men, and four rounds of two minutes in women, each with a one-minute interval between rounds. Men's senior bouts changed in format from four two-minute rounds to three three-minute rounds on January 1, This type of competition prizes point-scoring blows, based on number of clean punches landed, rather than physical power. Also, this short format allows tournaments to feature several bouts over several days, unlike professional boxing , where fighters rest several months between bouts. A referee monitors the fight to ensure that competitors use only legal blows a belt worn over the torso represents the lower limit of punches — any boxer repeatedly landing "low blows" is disqualified. Referees also ensure that the boxers do not use holding tactics to prevent the opponent from punching if this occurs, the referee separates the opponents and orders them to continue boxing.
AIBA World Boxing Championships
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Twenty-six-year-old Claire Quinn was headed to the gym earlier this month when a man punched her in the head and demanded her phone. Quinn is a Chicago Golden Gloves champion and tells The Chicago Tribune she kept punching back with her right hand, while clutching her phone in her left. The attacker gave up. Authorities say the man, and a teenager involved in the scheme, fled the scene. No arrests have been made. Quinn says she suffered a concussion and is recuperating with family in Florida.
United States national amateur boxing championships
The championships was first held in Havana , Cuba as a men's only event and the first women's championships was held over 25 years later in The men's and women's competitions are held separately and since the biennial championships have been held in alternating years. As of , weight classes for the men include  :.
USA Boxing comprises 56 Local Boxing Committees, which are currently grouped into 14 geographical regions previously in s and s they were divided into 22 AAU regions represented in the national's, each carrying a team of 11 boxers, with each being a Region tournament winner. USA Boxing's athlete membership comprises both male and female boxers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Boxing competitions.