Amateur boxing is a variant of boxing practised at the collegiate level, at the Olympic Games , Pan American Games and Commonwealth Games , as well as many associations. Amateur boxing bouts are short in duration, comprising three rounds of three minutes in men, and four rounds of two minutes in women, each with a one-minute interval between rounds. Men's senior bouts changed in format from four two-minute rounds to three three-minute rounds on January 1, This type of competition prizes point-scoring blows, based on number of clean punches landed, rather than physical power. Also, this short format allows tournaments to feature several bouts over several days, unlike professional boxing , where fighters rest several months between bouts.
List of United States national amateur boxing lightweight champions - Wikipedia
The first edition of the tournament took place in , although the first 'competitive' championships were hosted by the city of Stockholm Sweden in Sources:        . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Boxing competitions. European Boxing Confederation. Retrieved 14 June
United States national amateur boxing championships
In the first amateur boxing championships took place under the Queensberry rules. In the Chicago Tribune started another amateur competition called the Golden Gloves. It grew into a national competition rivaling that of the AAU.
The championships was first held in Havana , Cuba as a men's only event and the first women's championships was held over 25 years later in The men's and women's competitions are held separately and since the biennial championships have been held in alternating years. As of , weight classes for the men include  :.