When competing as a master boxer, you will be matched by age, weight, and experience. The goal is to match up every boxer as close as possible with these categories and the maximum difference for each is as follows. Age has to be with in 10 years, up or down. Weight, depending on your weight class, you must be within 8lbs, 10lbs, or 15lbs. There are two catagories for experience. NOVICE is 0 to 10 bouts and OPEN is 11 or more bouts. Once someone has had 5 bouts, they have the option to compete as an OPEN master boxer. Again, the goal is to have matchups as close as possible and we like to keep age with in 5 years especially with the older master boxers. Weight we like to keep with in 5lbs and experience with in 3 bouts. Some bouts might have the max difference as this might be the only match up possible. It is your choice to take or decline the bout.