Inspired by the Varsity Match? Think you've got what it takes? 

Join CUABC. 


The Cambridge University Amateur Boxing Club (CUABC) is one of the toughest and most prestigious sports teams in Cambridge. Each season, around 200 students compete for one of the coveted 9 places on the Varsity Team. The annual Varsity Match against Oxford University Amateur Boxing Club (OUABC) is the longest-running inter-club amateur boxing fixture in the world, and the inaugural Women's Varsity Match took place in the Oxford Town Hall in 2016.

The foundations of the modern rules of boxing were created at Cambridge University, and CUABC is one of the world's oldest amateur boxing clubs. Our alumni include world leaders, professional athletes, artists and academics.

Visceral and exhilarating, CUABC is an experience like no other. Join us.

Sine labore nihil.


the Varsity mATCH

For over a century, the annual Varsity Match between the university amateur boxing clubs of Oxford and Cambridge has been contested to claim the Truelove Bowl, suspended only during the First and Second World Wars.

In 2017, Cambridge became the first victors of the Women's Varsity Match, winning the Kyniska Cup. The inaugural match in 2016 ended in a draw.

As of Varsity 110, the score is 52 Cambridge, 54 Oxford, 4 draws.

Varsity 111 will be fought in Oxford.


CUABC would like to invite previous boxers that have represented the club to join the Alumni Association. Sign up to the alumni mailing list here to receive a termly newsletter detailing club progress and upcoming events, and join the Facebook group.

In addition, we appreciate input and suggestions from alumni. Meetings can be arranged with current coaches and committee members to discuss ideas. Please email the President, James Kuo, with your suggestions and ideas, or to find out more about meeting current club members.

Donations and standing orders are welcomed, please email the Treasurer, Oliver Smith, to find out more.