USA BOXING ANNOUNCES CLEVELAND CLINIC SPORTS MEDICINE AS THE OFFICIAL MEDICAL PROVIDER DURING 2022 USA BOXING NATIONAL QUALIFIER
by USA Boxing
This year’s USA Boxing qualifier, hosted with the support of Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, will bring over 1,000 boxers from across the nation to Cleveland for USA Boxing’s first national tournament of the year.
“We are excited to have Cleveland Clinic Sports Medicine provide its clinical expertise to our event,” stated Michael Campbell, USA Boxing Events and Operations Manager. “The health and safety of our participants is our number one priority, and with the help of Cleveland Clinic Sports Medicine, we know that will happen during this tournament.”
As part of official medical provider responsibilities, Cleveland Clinic Sports Medicine will provide on-site support during USA Boxing’s morning competitor weigh-ins, in addition to having Cleveland Clinic Sports Medicine physicians at every boxing ring to monitor the health and safety of each competitor.
Additionally, Cleveland Clinic Sports Medicine physicians will provide diagnostic checks of each competitor post-match to further ensure athlete well-being at every stage of the tournament.
“We’re proud to be teaming up with USA Boxing and Greater Cleveland Sports Commission to bring the highest level of care to all of the athletes who will be competing in this year’s event,” said Paul Saluan, M.D., director of Cleveland Clinic Sports Medicine Outreach and Education.
The week-long National Qualifier will see elite boxers, ages 18 to 39, compete to progress to the 2022 USA Boxing National Championships later this year. Additionally, pee-wee to youth boxers (8-17) will gain valuable national experience and ranking points while competing in this tournament.
Attendees can purchase tickets in advance online or on-site at the Wolstein Center box office. Tickets range from $12 for single-day passes on Monday through Friday, to $25 day passes for Saturday’s finals. Children seven years and younger are free. All-session passes are available for $40. Credentialed participants will receive free entry throughout the tournament.
Follow USABoxing.org, as well as USA Boxing’s social media platforms, for any updates or news regarding this qualifier.
About Greater Cleveland Sports Commission: Since 2000, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (GCSC) is responsible for attracting over 210 sporting events which provide nearly $790 million in economic activity to Northeast Ohio. GCSC serves to measurably improve the economy of Greater Cleveland and enrich the community by attracting, creating, managing and enhancing significant sporting and competitive events. For more information, visit clevelandsports.org.
About Cleveland Clinic: Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 72,500 employees worldwide are more than 5,050 salaried physicians and researchers, and 17,800 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic is a 6,500-bed health system that includes a 173-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 22 hospitals, more than 220 outpatient facilities, including locations in northeast Ohio; southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2021, there were 10.2 million total outpatient visits, 304,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 259,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at twitter.com/ClevelandClinic. News and resources available at newsroom.clevelandclinic.org.