For information on USA Boxing’s rules, regulations and governance you can download the most current version of the 2008-2009 USA Boxing Rulebook, Bylaws and updates described below.
2008-2009 USA Boxing Rulebook (in effect until new rulebook is finalized in Summer 2013)
Amended and Restated USA Boxing Bylaws
Updates to the 2008-2009 USA Boxing Rulebook
On August 7, 2011 the Board of Directors has passed the amended bylaws for USA Boxing Article XIV-Appeals Only.
I. 103.6 "All training activities which involve athlete to athlete contact, such as sparring or sparring related drills, shall be performed while wearing protective equipment with a minimal safety guideline as described in Part 1, Article III, sections 103.1 - 103.5 of the 2008-2009 USA Boxing Rulebook. Such equipment is to include headgear, mouthpiece, groin protection, hand wraps and gloves. USA Boxing recommends the use of specific training equipment that provides additional safety measures for day to day workout exercises."
The USA Boxing Board of Directors has RESCINDED the implementation of 102.6(1)(g) as stated below (THIS RULE WILL NOT GO INTO EFFECT IN 2010):
102.6 (1) (g) NOTE: BEGINNING WITH THE 2010 REGISTRATION YEAR, ANNUAL PHYSICALS WILL BE REQUIRED. A copy of the physical report must be submitted a long with the boxer's membership application form.
II. On October 25, 2010 the Board of Directors has passed the following changes to the 2008- 2009 USA Boxing Rule book & Bylaws:
1) Grievance Procedures Updates
2) Committee Member Requirements
- Complaint must be now be filed within 90 days of the date of discovery of the alleged violation (changed from 30 days)
- Filing Fee - $100, payable to the LBC (changed from $300)
- Complaints are now filed with the LBC President who will appoint a 3-member hearing panel to hear the complaint and render a decision
- Appeals may be submitted within 30 days of the written decision, along with a $200 filing fee to USA Boxing National Office. The appeal with then be handled by the USA Boxing Judicial Committee
- Upon exhausting internal grievance procedures, parties wishing to proceed will submit to binding arbitration
Members of the Ethics and Judicial Committees shall be comprised of 2 members each that meet the criteria for “independence” as described in the by-laws and the remainder of the Committee including athlete representative shall not be required to meet that standard
3) Addition to the Rulebook
World Series of Boxing athletes shall retain their amateur status and shall retain amateur status and remain eligible to represent the U.S. in the Olympics.
4) Amendment to Rulebook
Part III, Article IX, Section 309 (sub parts 309.1 through 309.13, inclusive of all subsections and clauses thereto) to be made with the heading “AMATEUR STATUS”.