The AIBA Board of Directors has voted in favour of amending the weight classes for youth and elite boxers at all AIBA competitions.
The Men’s weight categories will increase from ten (10) to thirteen (13), and the women’s categories will move from ten (10) to twelve (12). The new weight categories are in effect from August 1st, 2021.
AIBA believes this step will allow a greater pool of boxers to participate in the respective weight categories where they feel most strong and comfortable. This innovation will help boxing to develop from grassroots to elite. Also, the changes have been made for the safety of boxers by ensuring easier weight management and a more level playing field.