We are excited to announce the dates for the 90th Annual Bengal Bouts Tournament!

• Preliminaries // February 13, 2020 – Purcell Pavilion – 7:00 p.m.
• Quarterfinals // February 17, 2020 – Dahnke Ballroom – 7:00 p.m.
• Semifinals // February 24, 2020- Dahnke Ballroom – 7:00 p.m.
• Finals // February 29, 2020 – Purcell Pavilion – 7:00 p.m.

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2020 marks the 90th 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 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.

It is difficult to express what membership in the Notre Dame Bengal Bouts means to each individual. Instead, the following excerpt from a former Bouter might help put things in perspective.

To the Man in the Arena —
I realized that the only way to live… everyday…is with tremendous emotion and passion. In life, only something that hurts so bad… could feel so good. That is why boxing makes us feel so alive. As Theodore Roosevelt said in the The Man in the Arena, by climbing into the arena of life, and allowing ourselves to fell, and try, we will never become “one of those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

—from “Feeling to the Fullest” by Jeevan Subbiah ’98