The inaugural USA Boxing International Invitational will take place September 12–15 in Pueblo, Colorado, at the Pueblo Convention Center, bringing more than 10 countries to compete against the top elite boxers in the United States.
Countries scheduled to send teams include China, France, Germany and Philippines. Team USA will field multiple boxers in each of the 13 different Olympic weight classes to continue to gain experience in the lead-up to the 2024 Olympic Games.
“USA Boxing is thrilled to bring our first international event in four years to the city of Pueblo, Colorado,” said Matt Johnson, USA Boxing high performance director. “Our elite team will be put to the test against some of the world’s best Olympic-style boxers. We look forward to this challenge and representing the United States on our home soil.”
Competition will take place during two sessions, starting at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., September 12–14. The championship bouts will be contested on September 15 at 11 a.m. It will be the first international competition USA Boxing has hosted on American soil in four years.
“On behalf of the city of Pueblo, we are excited to welcome these world-class athletes from around the world and to show them all the great things our community has to offer,” said Pueblo Mayor Nick Gradisar. “The city of Pueblo is proud to be chosen by USA Boxing for the 2022 International Invitation and we hope to have them back in Pueblo for this event for many years to come.”