Masters Boxing Division

There’s no doubt that they’ve been spotted at local shows and tournaments nationwide - the mature warrior who’s ready for battle. But, who are these are these distinguished boxers? Masters Boxing is a rapidly growing division within the USA Boxing community. Masters Boxing is USA Boxing’s division for both male and female athletes ages 35+ years. The division is a compilation of boxers that began the sport as youth and have a renewed passion for the sport as well as individuals joining the sport of boxing for the first time as adults.


Per the USA Boxing Competition Rulebook, the following guidelines should be followed for those wanting to participate in the master’s boxing division. For more information, see Appendix H of the Rulebook.


1. All USA Boxing rules apply to these classifications, with the exception of those listed below:


2. All Masters Boxers will be issued a yellow passbook upon registering with USA Boxing.


3. Age Classification

a. Men and women boxers ages 41 and above are categorized as Master Boxers.

b. Boxers ages 35 to 40 shall declare age classification, Elite or Master, or both each year upon registration with USA Boxing.


4. Weight Classification

a. Men: 108 lbs., 114 lbs., 123 lbs., 132 lbs., 141 lbs., 152 lbs., 165 lbs., 178 lbs., 201 lbs., 201+ lbs.

b. Women: 106 lbs., 112 lbs., 119 lbs., 125 lbs., 132 lbs., 141 lbs., 152 lbs., 165 lbs., 178 lbs., 178 +lbs.


5. Number of Rounds

a. Boxers will be limited to boxing three rounds between one and two-minutes in duration.

b. There will be one (1) minute rest between rounds


6. Matched Bouts

a. Age Differential

i. The age difference between competitors shall be no more than ten (10) years younger or ten (10) years older.

ii. Master boxers may not compete against boxers younger than 35 years of age

Useful Links About Masters Boxing 

Top 10 Q/A for Masters Boxing

Rules and Regulations

Masters Physical Forms

USA Boxing Masters Division Facebook Group

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