The International Boxing Association or AIBA , originally the Association Internationale de Boxe Amateur , is a sport organization that sanctions amateur Olympic-style boxing matches and awards world and subordinate championships. The organization has been involved in multiple corruption scandals including on several editions of the Summer Olympic Games. It now lists three different competitions:. The official foundation has been celebrated on 24 August. Right after, international competitions appeared in the boxing arena, allowing amateurs to compete in well-known tournaments. In November , a consensus was met to give way for the boxing governing body to regain the loss of credibility due to the behaviour of some leading officials in World War II.
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The championships was first held in Havana , Cuba as a men's only event and the first women's championships was held over 25 years later in The men's and women's competitions are held separately and since the biennial championships have been held in alternating years. As of , weight classes for the men include: . Boldface denotes active amateur boxers and highest medal count among all boxers including these who not included in these tables per type. As of , weight classes for women are as follows: .
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In the first amateur boxing championships took place under the Queensberry rules. In the Chicago Tribune started another amateur competition called the Golden Gloves. It grew into a national competition rivaling that of the AAU. Amateur boxing spread rapidly to other countries and resulted in several major international tournaments taking place annually, biennially, or, as in the case of the Olympic Games , every four years.
The first proof of pugilism was found in Egypt and dates back to year 3, BC. For years and years, boxing continuously evolved and was first accepted as an Olympic sport in BC at the 23rd Olympiad in Olympia. Onomastos of Smyrna became the first Olympic boxing champion. More than 2, years later, boxing remains on the Olympic Games program. The first boxing competition at the Olympic Games of modern times was at the edition in St-Louis USA with bouts in seven weight categories.