England Boxing , known until as the Amateur Boxing Association of England ,  is the governing body of amateur boxing clubs in England. There are separate organisations for Scotland and Wales with boxing in Northern Ireland being organised on an All-Ireland basis. The Association was founded in In it organised the first ABA Championships the following year.
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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. While many of the matches were held for charity and featured no decisions, several regulatory groups were formed, and they established rules, sanctioned events, and ranked competitors. Intercollegiate boxing has a venerable tradition in Great Britain.
Some of the men also take part in WSB, which is not currently available to women. Competitors wear vests; women wear headguards, but since these have been removed for men for senior and elite competitions. The judges will score each round, and at the end of the bout the boxer who is deemed the winner by the majority of judges will win the bout. Bouts can also be stopped by the referee in the event of injury or a serious imbalance between the boxers.
The Amateur Boxing Association collection boasts 22 bound ABA minute books that date back to the founding of the association in providing a rich insight into the amateur sport. There are also papers relating to other meetings and commissions including selection committee minutes, adjudication minutes, the Women's Commission and the Youth Commission. There are papers and correspondence relating to the organisation and administration of tournaments both domestic and overseas, liaison with regional associations, the training of coaches, awareness programmes and membership. The collection contains a large amount of programmes dating from to the present for a variety of matches and tournaments across Britain and globally.