tournament will be open to citizens and non-citizens

you must have a current athlete physical stating you are fit to box

you must have a current USA boxing license

It is mandatory that you upload all necessary documents to your USA boxing profile


Chicago Golden Gloves Tournament Policies and Procedures


The Chicago Golden Gloves has the right to some exceptions to the rules and policies of USA Boxing. Please note the following that may differ.

● USA boxing rules of competition including code of conduct (appendix B of USA boxing book) will be in effect

● U.S. citizens and non-citizens with legal residency will be allowed to compete in novice division

● 10 point must scoring system

● 3-5 Judges will be used at the discretion of the tournament director. ALL judges scores will be used

● Novice division 9 bouts or less

● Open/Elite 10 bouts or more

● Your license will determine club affiliation, if you belong to a club or organization that is not a member of USA boxing you will be considered unattached (rule 1.4 of USA booking book)

● Three coaches will be allowed to work in the corner, three coaches per team will be allowed into the tournament at no charge. MUST be USA boxing certified members

● Free admission to any current USA registered boxer under 18 years of age

● Free admission to officials with proper Golden Gloves apparel who are officiating tournament ● New weight classes are as follows

● Male weight classes 106, 112, 119, 125, 132, 139, 147, 156, 165, 176, 189, 203, 203+

● Female weight classes 106, 110, 115, 119, 125, 132, 139, 146, 154, 165, 178, 178+

● Elite/Open male and female fighters MUST use open face headgear. No cheek protectors allowed

For consideration of funding to the National Tournament of Champions, a boxer MUST compete once throughout the tournament with a minimum of 10 bouts