22 Jul Under Armour Partners with USA Boxing
Under Armour has been named the official performance partner of USA Boxing and will provide athletes at all levels of competition – Youth, Junior Olympic and Elite – with head-to-toe apparel and footwear. Under Armour will outfit the entire team with training and competition gear for the next six years, including the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo, respectively.
In an effort to help elevate USA Boxing’s performance in training and competition, Under Armour has developed a custom collection of boxing gear featuring Armourvent technology– rigorously tested for high intensity action to maximize effectiveness in the ring. Under Armour has also developed the UA ClutchFit Title Hunter boxing boot which utilizes UA ClutchFit technology to give each boxer a flexible feel with locked-in support enabling every movement.
“This partnership reflects the multitude of core values that Under Armour shares with USA Boxing, including passion, integrity and will. Both our organizations exist to make all athletes better,” said Peter Murray, VP, global brand and sports marketing, Under Armour. “We are honored to support USA Boxing’s incredible legacy of building champions on the Olympic stage and beyond, as we work together to help strengthen the sport in the U.S. grassroots to elite levels.”
“USA Boxing is proud to partner with Under Armour, who has demonstrated a relentless commitment to supporting young athletes by providing them with the world’s most innovative performance gear. We look forward to many shared successes through the 2020 Olympic Games,” said Mike Martino, executive director, USA Boxing.
USA Boxing team members first appeared in Under Armour uniforms and footwear at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada this past weekend. Additionally, Under Armour’s hometown of Baltimore will host USA Boxing’s second Trials Qualifying event September 7 to 12.
In addition to USA Boxing, Under Armour supports the Olympic pursuits of over 100 athletes from over 12 countries including USA Gymnastics, US Speedskating, Canada Rugby, Michael Phelps, Lindsey Vonn, Stephen Curry, Andy Murray and Jordan Spieth.