THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MASTERS
Though masters boxing is sanctioned under USA Boxing and the majority of the rules that apply to the younger amateur divisions, there are a few rules that are specific to the masters division only. When competing, the headgear that you are required to have is currently made by only 3 companies. Title Boxing, Ringside, and Sting. The difference is the master headgear is 16 oz vs 12 or 10 oz of the regular competition headgear. Masters also use 16oz USA Boxing approved gloves that are provided by event that you are competing in. The Masters Division also has it’s own forms for the yearly physical that is required in order to compete. If you are 45 years of age or older you also require and exercise EKG also known as a stress test. The EKG is good for 5 years.
We now have new weight classes that will be used in the masters division so it is important to understand where the weight class starts and ends and what the weight differential allowance is.
Age differential can not be more than 10 years and master boxers may not box other boxers under the age of 35.