Men's Boxing 


More than 400 boxers participate annually in the Bengal Bouts, raising money for the Holy Cross Missions in Bangladesh. In the Fall, novice training offers coaching and conditioning for the first-time boxer. In January, all members begin a six-week conditioning and practice regimen that culminates with the Bengal Bouts. Members compete only with other members, as outside competition is not permitted.

About Bengal Bouts

2018 marks the 88th year of the University Boxing Championships – the Bengal Bouts – at Notre Dame. Around 200 young gentlemen who make up our boxing club will face off with their teammates and friends at the Purcell Pavilion (Joyce Center) for a piece of Bengal Bout History. Boxers go through weeks of intensive training and conditioning. At the end, approximately twelve of these well disciplined competitors will leave the ring victorious, yet every boxer who laces up his gloves will leave the ring a champion.

2018 Bengal Bouts

Preliminaries: Thursday, February 15 •  Purcell Pavilion
Quarterfinals: Monday, February 19 • Dahnke Ballroom (Duncan Student Center)
Semifinals: Monday, February 26 •  Dahnke Ballroom (Duncan Student Center)
Finals: Friday, March 2 •  Purcell Pavilion

Ticket Information

Interested in attending the 2018 Bengal Bouts? Tickets will go on sale February 2. Find a boxer to purchase tickets for an all-session pass. Can’t find a boxer? Click here to purchase tickets online beginning February 2. 

  • Buy from a boxer: $20 for all-session pass
  • Buy online or in-person at the Notre Dame Ticket Office: $30


All proceeds benefit the Holy Cross Missions in Bangladesh. Click here for more information. 

Get Involved

To learn more or join the Men’s Boxing club, please email or contact the officers listed below.

2017/2018 Officers

Position Name Email
President Pat Gordon
Vice President Chris Dethlefs
Treasurer Joey Quinones
Secretary Jackson Wrede