2024 National OpenBoxing News

Albuquerque to host first USA Boxing National Tournament of 2024

by Luke Santangelo, USA Boxing

USA Boxing will officially bring the first national tournament of 2024 to Albuquerque, New Mexico. The 2024 National Open will take place March 9-16 at the Albuquerque Convention Center, bringing USA Boxing back to the city for the first time since the 2017 and 2018 Western Qualifiers.


“We are honored to host USA Boxing’s first National Tournament of the year and excited to welcome hundreds of athletes to our city as they compete for a spot in the 2024 National Championships,” said Tania Armenta, President and CEO of Visit Albuquerque.


“Amateur boxing is highly competitive, and spectators will have the opportunity to watch men and women in all weight classes who could be future Olympic athletes.” Armenta also pointed out Albuquerque’s long history with the sport. “Our city nurtured and developed amateur boxing legends who later had successful professional careers, including International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Foster, former IBF world flyweight champion Danny Romero, and former IBF super flyweight champion Johnny Tapia. We are proud to host the next generation of champions in our city during the USA Boxing tournament.”


“USA Boxing is excited to bring our members to Albuquerque where the hospitality is first-rate, the climate is terrific, the scenery is one of a kind, cuisine, and culture is unique, and costs remain below the national average,” stated Michael Campbell, USA Boxing Senior Manager of Events and Operations.


Visit Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Sports Commission have proven to be great partners with our organization, and we appreciate their hard work and pursuit to get us back to the 505.”


The week-long tournament will be open to boxers in the PeeWee to Elite age divisions and non-citizens in all age divisions as long as they meet the minimum bout and minimum win percentage requirements, as shown below.


Registration for the event is now open and will remain open until Friday, Feb. 23.


Click here to register and the event page to stay updated on important tournament information.

For those looking for an exemption of the bout requirement, must complete the online Exemption Form here.

International boxers hoping to compete may register here.


USA Boxing will host four national tournaments throughout 2024. The 2024 USA Boxing National Junior Olympics and Summer Festival will follow the National Open this summer in Wichita, Kansas, June 22-29, with the 2nd Annual Women’s Championships and the 2024 USA Boxing National Championships scheduled to take place in the second half of the year.

Important Dates to Remember

Feb. 16: Cancellation Deadline, Wait List Cleared, Exceptions Evaluated, Weight Change Deadline

Feb. 23: Boxer registration closes

Feb. 24: Coaches late registration begins

March 9: Coaches registration closes


USA Boxing male minimum bout and win percentage

Division

Min. Bouts

Min. Win%

Elite Male

10

40

Youth Male

10

40

Junior Male

15

40

Intermediate Male

10

40

Bantam Male

10

40

PeeWee Male

5

25



USA Boxing female minimum bout and win percentage


Division

Min. Bouts

Min. Win%

Elite Female

5

25

Youth Female

5

25

Junior Female

5

25

Intermediate Female

0

0

Bantam Female

0

0

PeeWee Female

0

0


USA Boxing male citizenship requirement


Division

Non-Citzens

International

Elite male

Yes

No

Youth male

Yes

Yes

Junior male

Yes

Yes

Intermediate male

Yes

Yes

Bantam male

Yes

Yes

PeeWee male

Yes

Yes



USA Boxing female citizenship requirement


Division

Non-Citzens

International

Elite female

Yes

No

Youth female

Yes

Yes

Junior female

Yes

Yes

Intermediate female

Yes

Yes

Bantam female

Yes

Yes

PeeWee female

Yes

Yes


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