In order to become an amateur boxer you must be between the ages of 8 - 34. You must first register with your local boxing committee before you are eligible to compete. You will need two pictures, a copy of your birth certificate and $51 if you are in the southeastern LBC region. Other regions may have different fees. You will fill out a form and turn it back in to your gym. If you are under 18, you will need a parent or guardian signature on the form.
You will need a mouthpiece and a pair of hand wraps. You can usually get both for under $20 and if you take care of them they will last years. Most gyms have the necessary equipment for training and actual matches. You have the option of buying your own equipment such as a groin protector, headgear and boxing shoes. The protector and headgear MUST have the official USA boxing seal which signifies approval for competition.
You can buy your own training gloves for workouts but the gloves you use for actual matches will be supplied by the host of the boxing show.
You can train and compete in tennis shoes if you do not have boxing shoes.
On your first day, you will be assigned a trainer. Under his direction you will be on a workout schedule until he feels you are ready for your first match.