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.
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Some of the men also take part in WSB, which is not currently available to women. Competitors wear vests; women wear headguards, but since these have been removed for men for senior and elite competitions. The judges will score each round, and at the end of the bout the boxer who is deemed the winner by the majority of judges will win the bout. Bouts can also be stopped by the referee in the event of injury or a serious imbalance between the boxers. There are 10 weight classes for men and women in AOB. The weight classes are:. National championships in England, Scotland and Wales and European and World Championships are held at all 10 weights for men and women.
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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. For the golf championship, see United States Amateur Championship men's golf.
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