Boxing Scotland would like to take this opportunity to inform members of some recent changes that have been adopted as of January 1st 2022.
Firstly, there have been new weight categories that have been brought in by the international boxing Governing Body IBA (formerly AIBA).
It means that future Boxing Scotland Youth and Elite competitions from now on will be adopting these new weights moving forward. Please note that Schools and Junior weights are unchanged from 2021.
The weights for Youth and Elite boxers are now as below:
Female – Over 45kg to 48kg, Under 50kg, Under 52kg, Under 54kg, Under 57kg, Under 60kg, Under 63kg, Under 66kg, Under 70kg, Under 75kg, Under 81kg, Over 81kg.
Male – Over 46kg to 48kg, Under 51kg, Under 54kg, Under 57kg, Under 60kg, Under 63.5kg, Under 67kg, Under 71kg, Under 75kg, Under 80kg, Under 86kg, Under 92kg, Over 92kg.
Meanwhile, other changes that have come into effect are as follows;
- Boxer age classifications are based upon year of birth and not the date of birth.
Elite boxers (2003) may be matched against a Youth boxer (2004) of the same gender, although there may not be more than a 12-month age gap between the boxers.
Youth boxers (2005) may be matched against a Junior boxer (2006) of the same gender, although there may not be more than a 12-month age gap between the boxers.
Junior Boxers (2007) may be matched against Schoolboy and Schoolgirl boxers (2008), although there may not be more than a 12-month age gap between the boxers.
- Boxers are not required to be clean-shaven. Any boxer sporting a long beard should ensure that they discuss its management with the Supervisor at the weigh-in.
- Elite boxers may apply Vaseline or Aloe vera cut prevention cream/gel. This is not mandatory on club
shows but is advised.
- Sparring is only permitted where a boxer, is registered with Boxing Scotland (Carded or Affiliate
member) and have an annual medical appropriately documented via an annual medical SME1.
All of the recent changes can be found in the BSL Club and Domestic Guidelines below;