Future Olympians will be walking among us over the next week as Shreveport hosts the 2020 USA Boxing National Championships at the Shreveport Convention Center. The event will bring some of the best competitors the amateur sport has to offer, running through April 3. The boxers are put into brackets and progress as they win bouts; some of these winners will end up representing Team USA in the Paris Olympics in 2024! Unfortunately, Covid restrictions mean that the fights are not open to the public, but there are multiple locations downtown that will be streaming the live bouts including Red River Brewpub, Sam’s Town Casino, River & Rye restaurant at the Shreveport Hilton, Retro Down Town Cafe, Remington Suite Hotel & Spa and Robinson Film Center/Abby Singer’s Bistro.

A number of downtown eateries and retail shops also have special deals for USA Boxing badge holders. 

“The Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission (SBSC) worked hard to accommodate USA Boxing making adjustments to their schedule to meet our needs,” said USA Boxing Event Coordinator, Taryn Cass. “We feel confident that the new dates will allow us to host a successful event and enable us to provide the experience that our members expect and deserve in a safe environment.”

With the new dates, the tournament have added three additional days of competition. The added days will allow for a soft start giving boxers, coaches, officials, and staff an opportunity to adjust to the Covid-19 mitigation procedures. The tournament will have early check-in on the 25th-26th, with official check-in on the 27th. A complete check-in schedule can be found here. Competition begins on the 26th for select divisions.

USA Boxing will continue to update tournament news at the #USABNC20 event page.