Olympic-style boxing is a very different sport to the professional boxing most people are familiar with seeing on TV.
The Olympic sport is often much faster and scoring is based around technique. It requires a great deal of technical skill and extremely high levels of fitness.
Boxing training provides some of the best all over body conditioning you can get, no matter what your age or level of ability. It’s a great way of improving stamina and boosting the cardiovascular system while improving core strength and balance.
Contrary to common misconceptions, when starting boxing training there are NO requirements to compete or take part in sparring sessions. Many of our members box to improve fitness, weight management, mental health and gain confidence/
Rules and regulations
Boxers wear either red or blue strips, protective head guards and gloves weighing 10 ounces. Bouts are decided by ringside judges and the result is based on the number of punches that land in a ‘target area’.
Boxers are usually limited to three 3-minute rounds or less, as opposed to 10 or 12 rounds in professional boxing. The winner of the bout is the boxer with the most points, unless the referee stops the bout before the final bell.
Boxing at Olympic level
Boxing has been an Olympic sport since 1904. In 1941, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) took responsibility for the sport as a world governing body. Within the UK, there are three home nations: England Boxing, Welsh Boxing and Boxing Scotland.
Male Olympic boxers compete at 10 weights: 46kg-49kg; 52kg; 56kg; 60kg; 64kg; 69kg; 75kg; 81kg; 91kg; 91+kg
Women Olympic boxers compete at three weights: 48kg-51kg; 57kg-60kg; 69kg-75kg
As boxing is a weight-making sport, the right nutrition is vital for athletes wishing to compete.
How to get started?
The easiest way to get involved is by contacting us direct to arrange a FREE 30-minute introductory session. We will teach you the basics in a safe, controlled environment, whether you prefer non-contact fitness or are keen to step into the ring we can help you achieve your goals!