Dear Boxers & Coaches
Following recent AIBA executive meetings, AIBA Executive Committee Members have ratified several rule amendments, some of which will directly impact our 2019 Elite & Youth Championships.
The rules in question are:
- 46.2: In AOB Elite Competitions and any other event as decided by AIBA, the use of professional handwraps shall be mandatory.
This means that both Elite Male & Females must use professional handwraps for the forthcoming championships at all times.
- 44.6. In AOB Elite and Youth Men’s Competitions:
- 44.6.2 Twelve (12) oz gloves must be used for the Welterweight (69 kg) category to Super Heavyweight (91+ kg) category.
This means that Youth boxers competing in 69kg weight categories or over must now wear 12oz gloves in line with the rule that already exists for Elite males.
We would like to also remind all males competing in the forthcoming championships of the following rule again:
- 188.8.131.52.2: A boxer must be clean-shaven before all medical examinations & bouts.
A full copy of the recently updated AIBA Technical & Competition rules can be viewed via the following link: