In each weight category, 8 boxers will go through 2 rounds of preliminaries in order to produce the Challenger whom the Champion will face at his Defending Title Match. Each Cycle of the APB lasts approximately five months and consists of two ranking rounds followed by one Title Match. There will be two APB Cycles every year, each with Title Matches in all 10 weight categories.
Due to the high demand from potential host cities, AIBA has launched a bidding process to select the host cities of the 2015 Cycle I and Cycle II as below:
These APB boxers will also be allowed to participate in any AOB Competition, which are related to the Olympic Qualifications. Additionally, they can also participate in multi-sports Continental Games such as, European Games, All African Games and Pan American Games.