View Full Version : amatuer weight classes and time in rounds


akins12732
04-14-2005, 07:56 PM
how much time is in the round and how many and what are the weight classes anyone...

Rockin'
04-14-2005, 08:02 PM
The time for the rounds varies upon your age and experience, but they go from 1 minute, 1-1/2 minutes and 2 minutes. Back in my day we fought 3 minute rounds in the open division but they did away with those.

Light Flyweight..............106
Flyweight....................112
Bantamweight.................119
Featherweight................125
Lightweight..................132
Light Welterweight...........141
Welterweight.................152
Middleweight.................165
Light Heavetweight...........178
Heavyweight..................201
Super Heavyweight............201+

All bouts are scheduled for 3 rounds unless preauthorized to have 1 main event bout of 4 rounds between qualified boxers..............Rockin' :boxing:

tnf1400
04-14-2005, 08:15 PM
is it illegal to hit in the body in amature boxing?

Rockin'
04-14-2005, 08:18 PM
No, it is not. Any shot on the naval or abve is a scoring blow as long as it is landed on the front of the body. I award points everytime I see a body shot land, however it seems that many amatuers judges over look them..........Rockin' :boxing:

tnf1400
04-14-2005, 08:22 PM
No, it is not. Any shot on the naval or abve is a scoring blow as long as it is landed on the front of the body. I award points everytime I see a body shot land, however it seems that many amatuers judges over look them..........Rockin' :boxing:

thanks rockin. my friend/sparing partner told me that i should not hit him in the body because in a amature fight i'll get DQ. he probally has a weak core and didnt want to get hit there.

akins12732
04-14-2005, 08:31 PM
rockin how about rounds for someone under the age of 18 they do have fights for 18 and under.. right

Gattz187
04-14-2005, 08:36 PM
rockin can u tell me the average hieght for a middle weight fighter. Iam 5'10

Rockin'
04-14-2005, 08:39 PM
Gattz, Id say that your a little on the short side, but still average. Good fighters come in all shape and sizes however. Except of course when you look and fight like Butterbean.............Rockin' :boxing:

BrooklynBomber
04-14-2005, 10:19 PM
Wats up Rockin. Damn I never knew they scheduled 1 minute rounds.
my first fight(that I lost btw) was scheduled 3 round 2 minutes each. Now i feel like i got cheated....again. :mad:

BrooklynBomber
04-14-2005, 10:20 PM
I know back in a day there used to be 2 round 3 minutes each and they fought without headgear.

akins12732
04-14-2005, 11:04 PM
have a ? for rockin or anyone

say your 18 or under i am 16 do i fight people over 18

tysonortiz
04-14-2005, 11:20 PM
akins, no, you would not fight anyone over 18. Once you reach 18, its fair game til 31 or something like that. Im 18 now and it sucks because im fighting 28 year olds.

Rockin'
04-14-2005, 11:31 PM
hey bomber, the 1 minute rounds are for very young kids with little experience.............Rockin' :boxing:

boxerman
04-15-2005, 12:15 AM
No, it is not. Any shot on the naval or abve is a scoring blow as long as it is landed on the front of the body. I award points everytime I see a body shot land, however it seems that many amatuers judges over look them..........Rockin' :boxing:
Belive me.. the judges I had didnt count my body shots. You always here people saying " go to the body", then you dont get any points for it. It sucks.

boxerman
04-15-2005, 12:17 AM
Oh yeah, we fight three 3 minute rounds if you are under 10 fights or so ( novice level ). WHen you are open, they fight 4 2 minute rounds. Thats the way they do it at the fights ive been in.

Rockin'
04-15-2005, 12:21 AM
Oh yeah, we fight three 3 minute rounds if you are under 10 fights or so ( novice level ). WHen you are open, they fight 4 2 minute rounds. Thats the way they do it at the fights ive been in.


Your novices should not be fighting 3 minute rounds. As a matter of fact the usa/abf no longer allows three minute rounds. As far as open fighters doing 4-2 minute rounds thats right. But if all of this was so then your novices would be fighting 9 minutes while your open, and more experienced fighters, would only be fighting 8 minutes..........Rockin' :boxing:

boxerman
04-15-2005, 12:28 AM
Your novices should not be fighting 3 minute rounds. As a matter of fact the usa/abf no longer allows three minute rounds. As far as open fighters doing 4-2 minute rounds thats right. But if all of this was so then your novices would be fighting 9 minutes while your open, and more experienced fighters, would only be fighting 8 minutes..........Rockin' :boxing:
I kid you not. I always wondered why too. I would think to my slef why am I fighting longer than the open guys. My last fight was sept of 2003 and I fought 3 three minute rounds. I fight again in May, so now I'm really curious; rules must have changed while i was away. It was sanctioned by usa boxing too.

ottoevans
04-15-2005, 12:32 AM
then whats a good weight class for sumone whos 5'9???

boxerman
04-15-2005, 12:37 AM
I just looked at the usa boxing rulebook online and it is three 2 minute rounds now for novices. Thats like a whole round less than I was fighting before.

Im 5'9 and im 165. Im kinda muscular and stocky naturally though. Ideally I would like to be at 152, but I just cant do it and feel healthy and strong.

Anjew
04-15-2005, 04:30 AM
Don't know about local rules in USA, but in senior amateur boxing in the past there were 3 x 3mins rounds, now there are 4 x 2mins rounds.