USA Boxing has rescheduled a national event originally set for this month in downtown Shreveport. The 2020 USA Boxing National Championships will now take place March 25-April 3, 2021 at the Shreveport Convention Center. This is a big deal for downtown and our communities and will bring some of the best competitors the amateur sport has to offer. It will also be three days longer than originally planned, making it an even biggest potential boost for local hotels, restaurants and other businesses.
“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 will add three extra 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.
Boxers registered for the original dates will remain registered for the tournament in its new dates. Those that cancelled must contact USA Boxing Membership Services to update their status and be placed back into the tournament. Boxers that wish to change their weight class must contact Membership Services to do so. Registration for the event will reopen on Dec. 15 and close on March 15. There will be no onsite registration, including no onsite registration for coaches. As a reminder, there are quotas set for each weight class, and those that are filled will have any new registered boxers placed on a wait list.
At this time, USA Boxing will continue to enforce a no-spectator policy for the event and will reevaluate the policy at a minimum of six weeks out from the event on Feb. 11. USA Boxing will continue to update tournament news at the #USABNC20 event page.