Boxing News

USA Boxing Launches Adaptive Boxing Program for Disabled Boxers Including a Competitive Program for Athletes with Lower Limb Deficiencies

COLORADO SPRINGS – April 8, 2024 – USA Boxing, today announced the National Governing Body is launching a new Adaptive Boxing program focused on athletes with disabilities. This new program has been a priority of USA Boxing as outlined in their 2018 – 2024 Strategic Plan.

This program is the first-of-its-kind in the United States, providing boxers with lower limb deficiencies opportunities to compete in USA Boxing sanctioned events. The new Adaptive Boxing program will prepare boxers with supportive resources that will create fair and equal competition within the ring. These resources include USA Adaptive Boxing Rule Modifications, Classification standards, and details related to Adaptive Boxing Bout Exemption requirements.

 “USA Boxing is excited to bring these new boxing opportunities to disabled athletes with lower limb deficiencies,” said Mike McAtee, Executive Director of USA Boxing. “Our leadership team has focused on creating diverse access points into the sport. We’re looking forward to providing new opportunities to a whole new community of boxers.”

For additional information about Adaptive Boxing and to get started, reach out to Adaptive Boxing Coordinator, Mariah Stinnette at or

For more information on the Adaptive forms, please click here.