USA Boxing Announces 2019 Pan American Games Athlete Selection Procedures

Feb. 01, 2019, 6:07 p.m. (ET)

The USA Boxing High Performance department has finalized the athlete selection procedures for the 2019 Pan American Games this summer in Lima, Peru.


The boxers selected to compete for Team USA will compete at the AMBC Men and Women Elite Confederation Championships 2019 in Managua City, Nicaragua, April 2-11, 2019, to attempt to qualify to compete in the 2019 Pan American Games. The full athlete selection procedures can be found here.


Special Notice to Men’s Weight Categories


Based on the January 25, 2019 announcement of the 2019 Pan American Games weight categories received after the 2018 USA Boxing Elite National Championships concluded, USA Boxing will make selections for the AMBC Men and Women Elite Confederation Championships 2019 Team from the 2019 High Performance Squad athletes, as outlined in Section 2, as long as the recently announced weight categories are within 1kg of the weight category contested at the 2018 USA Boxing Elite National Championships. This applies to the 56kg and 64 kg weight categories, which are within one (1) kg of the 57kg and 63 kg weight categories contested at the 2018 USA Boxing Elite National Championships.

Due to the announced men’s 2019 Pan American Games weight categories of 49 kg and 60 kg being more than 1kg from the weight categories contested at the 2018 USA Boxing Elite National Championships, USA Boxing will contest these weight categories in a *Pan Am Box-Off Tournament, where the first place finishers will be selected to compete in the AMBC Men and Women Elite Confederation Championships 2019. Any boxer who had previously qualified for the 2018 USA Boxing Elite National Championships at the 49 kg and 60 kg weight categories (prior to the announcement of the confirmed Olympic weight categories for elite men), will be eligible to compete in the *Pan Am Box-Off Tournament.

All eligible boxers will be contacted by the USA Boxing High Performance department no later than Wednesday, February 6, 2019 regarding the details of the Pan Am Box-Off Tournament.

*Note: The *Pan Am Box-Off Tournament will take place March 7-10, 2019 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.