The Board Members of the GBU announced today they have voted to move all women’s title fights to three minute rounds, in light of the recent rallies of professional women fighters across the U.S. and other countries.
This decision has been made to further the support of women’s boxing in anticipation of an incline in the sport due to female participation in boxing as an Olympic sport, and to equalize the marketing value of top tier women’s championship fights to eventually enable comparable pay for top female professional fighters. Their long term goal is to also draw the top female amateurs in the world into the pros with a promise of a profitable professional career as they move out of the amateurs. Terri Moss, coordinator for the GBU said, “The GBU will still negotiate the time of rounds with other sanctioning bodies in the event that championships are unified or when multiple titled are fought for in a single match in order to present as much opportunity as possible for contenders, but as a single sanctioning body in a title fight 3-minute rounds will be mandatory”. After 12 months there will be an evaluation scheduled.