Boxing has been part of the Olympic Games since 1904, but the rules and regulations regarding age requirements have changed over time. Currently, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has set the age limit for Olympic boxers at 18 years old. Boxers must be born on or after October 1st of the calendar year preceding the Olympics in order to qualify for the competition. However, boxers aged 17 may compete in the Youth Olympic Games if they have met the other qualifications. Furthermore, boxers aged 16 may compete in the AIBA World Championships. Therefore, there are several ways for aspiring boxers to take part in Olympic-level competitions before they turn 18.