Stories From USABF

It was the final run up to the London Olympic Games and the amateur boxing world was abuzz with anticipation. Women’s boxing was making its debut fielding three weight classes. By contrast, the men in London would have ten. In 2012, names like Claressa Shields, Franchon Crews and Marlen Esparza were known only to the...
There are many ways that boxing can have a lasting positive impact on the lives of its participants. Whether providing confidence, patience, or character, participants learn skills that help put them on the road to a successful life. In addition to intangible traits, the sport can also make a huge difference in...
Challenging local boxing committees and city regulators, women have a long history of interest for competing in amateur-level boxing — even before it was legal — but the lift on the ban for females in boxing has allowed women to grow with the sport, both on a national and international level. According to...
What do amateur boxers take away from the sport? We spoke with young boxers to get a sense of what boxing means to them, and what it's taught them along the way: