The program of the Olympic boxing was first included in 1904 but in the competitions that took place in St. Louis in 1904 (III Olympiad) and in London in 1908 (IV Olympiad), took part in the first case only - Americans and the second - the British. The absence of participants from other countries due to the fact that boxing was still poorly developed in Europe and other continents. Only with the 1920 boxing match at the Olympic Games began to attract many participants from different countries.
European Championship began play in 1925 has since held 15 European competitions. Amateur boxing, growing in the international competition, jealously guards the rules that protect the health of athletes to promote their physical development. At the same time strictly observed orientation of amateur boxing in the skillful management of the battle. International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) was established in November 1946 at the London Congress, instead of pre-existing International Boxing Federation (FIBA).