Boxing

Equipment

Gloves Helmet (amateurs) Ring Tape

Rules

Matches consist of a predetermined number of three-minute rounds. Between rounds, there is a minute break where boxers can receive coaching and medical attention. Matches continue until 1) a boxer is knocked down and unable to rise before the referee reaches a count of ten 2) a boxer is deemed unable to continue by the referee 3) a boxer is disqualified for any number of illegal acts, which include hitting below the belt or biting 4) the predetermined number of rounds is completed. If both boxers are standing at the end of the match, a panel of three judges decides the winner.

Description

Boxing is a combat sport where two participants, typically in a similar weight class, fight each other with their fists. Boxing is the sport of fighting an opponent using only the fists. Gloves and helmets (amateurs only) are used to minimize injury in this sport that dates back to the ancient Olympic games. Boxing is popular with both amateurs and professionals, but shouldn't be undertaken without rigorous training and a strong mindset.

History

Boxing's birth as a sport occurred in 688 BCE, when it was first included in the ancient Olympic games. It was extremely popular in the ancient world, having been practiced by among others ,Greeks, Romans and Sumerians. It declined during the rise of Christianity, when the Church deemed the sport sinful due to the damage it caused to the face. Boxing resurfaced in England during the 18th century, in the form of bare-knuckle boxing. As the sport grew and spread to other countries, its rules evolved to become more humane. Padded gloves, round limits and ringside doctors are just a few of the rules intended to make the sport safer and better controlled. Today boxing is a major sport around the world, for both amateurs and professionals.