Stories From USABF

The sweet science of boxing has been misread more than The Catcher In the Rye. What follows is a look at three common misbeliefs and misunderstandings about amateur boxing. Myth #1: A boxing match is a fight.  Boxing's physicality can be misleading. Moreover, ordinary parlance has turned a bout into a fight, a...
Boxing can play a stabilizing role in the lives of many young people. The structure of the boxing gym, the hard work and persistence, and the dedication needed to achieve a goal serve as positive influences that can help a child achieve more in school and in their daily lives. We Support The Dream of boxers everywhere by...
Daniel Soto has been involved in boxing almost all his life. Growing up in Atlantic City, NJ, he watched as top boxers like Mike Tyson made their debuts in the casinos and showrooms. Now he runs a top boxing gym in Kissimmee, FL and trains some of the nation’s best amateur boxers, such as Olympic hopeful Antonio...
On August 9th, USA Boxing President Anthony Bartkowski announced that amateur boxing in the United States would be making changes to its current competition and technical rules.  Understandably, this has left a lot of boxers wondering just how these changes will affect them.  But don’t worry, you won’...
The danger that head injuries can pose to athletes has come under much discussion in both professional and amateur sports.  What was once "getting your bell rung" on the football field or basketball court is now seen for what it truly is: a dangerous head injury that can cause lasting neurological effects in...