Boxing requires instincts of extraordinary level and perseverance. You’ll be hit again and again, the blood will come oozing out of your face but you have to wait for the right moment to attack the opponent. It isn’t about how much you can run or how much weight you can lift, but how many punches you can take and reciprocate.
The game is one of the oldest sports in the world and it is recognized as a fighting sport now part of Olympics, and separate international tournaments are being held yearly. It is believed that the game dates back to 688 BC, but the one we have today is slightly modified or formal, in other words.
Table of Contents
- 1 Objective of Playing Boxing Once stepping into the ring, you have to put aside any bit of humanity that you possess for your opponent. You are either going to hit your opponent or be hit by him. You have to hit your opponent so badly that at some point, he is unable to stand until the referee counts to 10. Or, based on your performance in each round, judges give you marks which decide the winner in the end. How to Play?
- 2 General Rules of Boxing The only way to attack your opponent is by punching him with a clenched fist. You cannot strike him below the belt, in the kidney or on the back of your opponent’s head/neck. Unlike wrestling, you cannot use ropes here for leverage. When the opponent is knocked down, you can’t hit him further. If an unintentional foul ends the game because of a severe injury to any player, judges decide whether any player deserves to be deemed as a winner or they can also call it a draw. Duration of a Boxing Match A boxing match’s time duration depends on the number of rounds. A match can consist of 2,4,6,8,10 or 12 rounds. Each round consists of 3 minutes with one minute break after each round. Playing Field of Boxing
- 3 Equipments Used in Boxing
- 4 Scoring & Winning a Boxing Match
- 5 Referee and Judges in Boxing
- 6 Famous Boxing Events
- 7 Famous Boxing Venues
- 8 Governing Body