Under Armour has signed on to outfit the USA Boxing team with customized apparel and footwear through the 2020 Olympic Games.
The Baltimore-based activewear brand will provide Youth, Junior Olympic and Elite athletes with training and competition gear for the next six years, including for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro and the 2020 Games in Tokyo. The apparel will feature Armourvent technology that has been tested for its durability in the ring, Under Armour said. It has also developed the UA ClutchFit Title Hunter boxing boot to provide each athlete with a locked-in support.
“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, vice president of global grand and sports marketing at 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 of USA Boxing.
Under Armour dressed USA Boxing athletes at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto this past weekend. Additionally, Under Armour’s hometown of Baltimore will host USA Boxing’s second Trials Qualifying event Sept. 7 to 12.