Top 5 moments to look forward to in 2024
by Luke Santangelo
2023 was a record-setting year for USA Boxing, but the year is coming to a close, so let’s preview 2024 and the events that will hopefully make the upcoming year just as bright.
Here are five events USA Boxing is looking forward to in 2024.
Paris 2024 Olympic GamesUSA Boxing
The world will gather from July 26 through August 11 in Paris, France, for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
Team USA currently has five boxers qualified, with eight boxers looking to punch their tickets to compete at the North Paris Arena and Roland-Garros Stadium next summer.
Joshua Edwards (Houston, Texas), Jajaira Gonzalez (Glendora, Calif.), Jahmal Harvey (Oxon Hill, Md.) Jennifer Lozano (Laredo, Texas) and Morelle McCane (Cleveland, Ohio) are the current boxers qualified for Paris and look to be joined by eight more boxers following the two remaining World Qualifiers. The first qualifier will be in Busto Arizizo, Italy, from February 29 – March 12, with the final World Qualifier in Bangkok, Thailand, May 23 – June 3.
The remaining eight boxers selected to compete at these World Qualifiers will be announced following the USA Boxing High Performance Selection Camp in Colorado Springs, Colo., which begins Jan. 7.
For more information on boxing in Paris, click here.
World Boxing EventsTeam USA
In 2024, World Boxing, the newly formed International Federation formed in 2023, is looking forward to hosting multiple events next year, including the 2024 USA Boxing International Invitational, the 2nd edition of the international event hosted by USA Boxing, which will take place in Pueblo, Colo. in April. Complete tournament information, including other countries anticipated to participate and the boxers representing Team USA at this event, will be announced in the coming months.
Another World Boxing event to be excited about is the first major event they will be hosting, the Youth World Championships. This event will be the first World Championships by World Boxing and will feature boxers from around the world aged 17-18. World Boxing is currently taking bids for the event, and USA Boxing is looking forward to sending our youth team to become part of the history books in the second half of 2024.
National TournamentsJacob Hammond x USA Boxing
With the Paris 2024 Olympic Games quickly approaching, USA Boxing is also preparing for the 2028 Olympic quad. National tournaments will take place all year long at the start of the 2028 quad, and boxers will be chasing their dreams for 2028. The first national tournament will take place in Albuquerque, N.M., as the National Open will be from March 9-16 and be open for boxers from pee wee to elite. The National Junior Olympics and Summer Festival is the next scheduled tournament and will take place in Wichita, Kan., June 22-29.
Two more national tournaments are scheduled for the second half of 2024, including the 2nd USA Boxing Women’s Championships and the 2024 USA Boxing National Championships. The dates and locations of both tournaments will be announced shortly!
Be sure to continue to look on USABoxing.org for registration and tournament information.
Coaching EducationUSA Boxing
In 2024, the USA Boxing Coaching Education program will continue to grow and evolve, providing numerous bronze and silver clinics for our coaching members.
Two new programs are in line to launch next year, including a new nutrition course, which is currently in development and scheduled to launch in the first quarter of the year, as well as a silver recertification course is underway to join the bronze recertification course for coaches looking to keep their silver status.
Coaching You Up!USA Boxing
Our Coaching You Up program was a massive success in 2023, with several events occurring throughout the country.
2024 will continue the opportunity for LBCs to have Coaching You Up programming at their events, earning them up to $1,500 towards their sanction.
More information regarding how to do so can be found here.