The sport of Boxing has an incredible history dating back to the days beyond the Roman Empire in 3000 BC. Basic issues governing the sport were finally solved when in 1867, John Sholto Douglas, the 9th Marquis of Queensbury, established a set of boxing rules. The “Queensbury Rules” and the principle of fighting with padded gloves instead of bare fists marked the beginning of modern day boxing as such.
Since Boxing Canada came into being in 1969 as a National Sport Organization (as the Canadian Amateur Boxing Association) our Association has been a World leader in revolutionizing our sport over the past 30 years. We were the first country to develop stringent Medical and safety standards for amateur boxing, and making the use of headguards mandatory for all amateur boxing competitions. We were one of the first countries to implement a Competitor’s Record and Medical Passport for all boxers. We were the first country in North America, and one of the first countries in the World, to sanction amateur boxing competitions between females, thus leading to a strong female National Team who excelled at the first ever World Female Amateur Boxing Championships held in Scranton, Penn., USA in December of 2000.