Everything You Need to Know About Boxing
Boxing is an all-out war sport where two individuals, typically wearing boxing gloves and other equipment for protection, exchange punches in a boxing ring for a set amount of time. The more experienced the boxer, the quicker he or she moves the less time it takes for him or her to deliver a knockout. Boxers also exchange “knockouts” when they land a certain number of punches to one another. Knockdowns are considered to be when the boxer cannot anymore continue punching or is out of the match due to injury. Knockouts are considered by most boxing experts to be very brutal affairs that do not necessarily require any martial arts training to take part in.
In the amateur ranks, boxers can fight using any method they choose. However, they must adhere to one of three differing regulations sets forth by the governing bodies of boxing in different countries. They are the Amateur Elite level, Senior Elite level and Youth National Level.
The rules for boxing vary from country to country. For instance, in the United States, amateur boxing bouts are required to adhere to the American Sweet Science rules. The rules state that a boxer can’t knockout his opponent using “lining up”. Instead, a fighter who wants to continue the bout must wear a headgear that protects their entire face and body from a high impact blow while protecting the hair and scalp.
The International Boxing Association orboxing utilizes a version of the US sport. Many fighters in this sport are required to wear protective headgear called a “Jack-Friendly”, which allows them to punch harder because they are protected head to toe. Also, unlike the USFighters that use a jack-knocker, some International Boxing Association bouts may utilize a modified rule where the headgear is not required to protect the fighter’s entire head. They only need to protect the top of their head.
As popular as boxing has become in recent years, it still has a long way to go in terms of popularity. Many people view it as violent and as an ugly sport, but it is actually a very balanced sport. The participants engaged in boxing matches do not necessarily receive any physical injuries. In fact, most of the time, the fighters involved do not even have any kind of health conditions before the bout starts.
In terms of size, male boxers weigh between seventy-five to one hundred thirty-three pounds, while female boxers weigh between seventy-five to one hundred thirty-two pounds. A standard boxing match usually consists of four to eight fighters. There are also International Boxing Association and World Boxing Association championships for heavyweight and super lightweight fighters. Boxing matches take place all over the world in places like London, Tokyo, Berlin, Bangkok and others. So if you love this sport, you should consider trying it out yourself!