Amateur Boxing Rules & Guidelines

The Scoring System will be based on a “Ten Point Must System”.

At the end of each round, each Judge must determine the winning Boxer of that round by awarding a score of 10 points and by awarding 9 or fewer points, down to 7 to the losing Boxer, depending on the judgment as to the degree to which the opponent lost the round. Every round must have a declared winner.

  • The Judges must apply the following criteria to score round:
  1. Close round; 10 – 9
  2. Clear winner; 10 – 8
  3. Total dominance; 10 – 7
  • Each Judge will independently judge the merits of the two Boxers using the following criteria:
  1. Number of quality blows on the target area;
  2. Domination of the Bout by technical and tactical superiority;
  3. Competitiveness;
  • Decisions
  1. A win on points – WP
  2. Tiebreak
  3. Technical Draw – TD
  4. Abandon – ABD
  5. A win by Referee Stops Contest – RSC
  6. Win by Referee Stops Contest-Injury – RSC-I
  7. A win by Disqualification – DSQ
  8. Win by Knockout – KO
  9. A win by Walkover – WO
  10. No Contest – NC

Amateur Boxing Age Classes

The age of a Boxer is determined using his/her year of birth in all competitions.

Elite Boxers, Men and Women Boxers between the ages of 19 to 40 are categorized as Elite Boxers.

Youth Boxers, Boys and Girls Boxers between the ages of 17 to 18 are categorized as Youth Boxers.

Junior Boxers, Boys and Girls Boxers between the ages of 15 to 16 are categorized as Junior Boxers.

The range of the ages of the Boxers participating in Junior and school-age boys and girls as well as all other younger ages, must not be more than 2 years difference.

Amateur Boxing Weight Classes

 

Elite Men and Youth Boy Boxers

Weight Category Minimum KGMaximum KG
Light Flyweight4649
Flyweight4952
Bantamweight5256
Lightweight5660
Light Welterweight6064
Welterweight6469
Middleweight6975
Light Heavyweight7581
Heavyweight8191
Super Heavyweight91No Max

Elite Women and Youth Girl Boxers

Weight Category Minimum KGMaximum KG
Light Flyweight4548
Flyweight4851
Bantamweight5154
Featherweight5457
Lightweight5760
Light Welterweight6064
Welterweight6469
Middleweight6975
Light Heavyweight7581
Heavyweight81No Max

Junior Boys and Junior Girls Boxers

Weight Category Minimum KGMaximum KG
Pinweight4446
Light Flyweight4648
Flyweight4850
Light Bantamweight5052
Bantamweight5254
Featherweight5457
Lightweight5760
Light Welterweight6063
Welterweight6366
Light Middleweight6670
Middleweight7075
Light Heavyweight7580
Heavyweight80No Max
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