An Introduction to Boxing

An Introduction to Boxing,Private Personal Boxing Robina,

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Our style of boxing training is Olympic-style boxing, which arrived as a sport towards the end of the 1800s. Bouts are shorter than professional boxing bouts, and men’s rounds consist of x3, three minute rounds with one-minute interval between rounds. Women’s rounds consist of x4 rounds of two minutes.

"Unlike professional boxing, we teach and coach Olympic-style boxing ,which is about technique, speed and skill rather than power.”  - Better Boxing Training

About Olympic-style Boxing

Depending on age and classification, some boxers wear head guards and gloves and a point is scored when the knuckle part of the glove connects with the opponent’s target area.

A referee makes sure that only legal blows are scored and that holding doesn’t occur. The referee will stop the bout if a boxer is injured, if one boxer is significantly dominating the other or if the score is severely imbalanced.

The official Olympic weights for male boxers are:

49kg, 52kg, 56kg, 60kg, 64kg, 69kg, 75kg, 81kg, 91kg, 91+kg

Women box at the following weights:

46kg; 48kg; 51kg; 54kg; 57kg; 60kg; 64kg; 69kg; 75kg; 81kg; 81+kg.

The 2012 London Olympics saw women boxing for the first time, at three weights: 51kg; 60kg; 75kg.

Read more about boxing weight classes - (wikipedia)

Boxing Safety

Great lengths are taken to protect all boxers. Boxers must wear a mouth guard at all times, as well as protective hand bandages, 'cup' protectors, force absorbent head gear and a shirt to absorb sweat. Female boxers are also required to wear breast protectors.

Olympic-style boxing ranks as the safest amongst all contact sports (such as football and rugby) and amongst other events such as equestrian, motor cycle racing and mountaineering.

Boxing gloves are designed and tested to absorb, and not transmit, shock under recognised safety guidelines from the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Safety Commission. Boxing referees minimise risk of injury by using 8 counts and evaluating the boxers throughout a bout and can dispense counts at anytime (unlike in professional boxing).

In addition to these stringent safety factors, pre and post bout medicals are required for all boxers each and every time they compete.

Boxing at the Olympic Games

Boxing first appeared as an Olympic sport at the 1904 St Louis Olympic Games in the United States, but due to short notice only American boxers took part! At the 1908 Games in London five British boxers took all the gold medals. In 1912 boxing was not contested at the Stockholm Olympics because it was banned as a sport under Swedish law.

Until recently boxing was only contested by men in the Olympics, but in 2012 women competed for the first time, in three weight categories; 51kg, 60kg and 75kg.

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