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Boxing is a combat sport where two participants compete against each other.

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Boxercise

An Overview of Boxing

The aim is to strike your opponent with punches to above the waist line over the course of an allocated number of three-minute rounds. A judge(s) or referee will determine who has been the better boxer, i.e. who scored the most punches/points, and award him or her the winner. Another way of winning is to knock your opponent down for a count of at least 10 seconds.

Benefits

  • Increases self-confidence and self-esteem
  • High Intensity Exercise, great for cardiovascular fitness

Costs

A good pair of beginnner's boxing gloves can be yours for around £20; you'll also need hand wraps (£5) to go underneath. If you get on to head sparring you'll need a head guard (£30) and a gumshield (£5). You can spar in your trainers to begin with but if you want the proper boxing boots you'll have to fork out around £30.

Club costs vary greatly.

Involvement

The best way to start boxing is to find a beginners session at a local club, or try www.englandboxinginsight.com/clubs/finder

Equipment

All you need to get started is some gloves and a punchbag/padded glove

Facts

  • Great Britain's Nicola Adams became the first female boxer to win an Olympic gold medal, beating Chinese great Ren Cancan in the flyweight final in London 2012.

Find Boxing Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

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National Governing Bodies

England Boxing

Contact Name
ABAE head office
Contact Email
enquiries@englandboxing.org
Contact Telephone
0114 223 5654
Premier League Kicks

Premier League Kicks

Premier League Kicks is a sport and physical activity programme aimed at young people aged 10-19. Sessions are varied based on participant needs and the group is split into appropriate ages.

The Kicks ethos harnises the power of sport to change behaviour, develop skills, build confidence and provide opportunities to those in areas of need.

England Boxing Tackling Inequalities Fund

England Boxing Tackling Inequalities Fund

The Tackling Inequalities Fund aims to ease the financial burden on boxing clubs in the country’s most deprived communities.

England Boxing will support applications for funding from £500 up to a maximum of £2,500 for the Tackling Inequalities Fund.

Anthony Joshua Fund

Anthony Joshua Fund

The Anthony Joshua Fund has been set up to help England Boxing member clubs thanks to a generous donation from the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world champion.

Ben Stewart

Club Support Officer - Yorkshire & Humberside

07872 455 813

http://www.twitter.com/abaengland

Ben Stewart

England Boxing Club Support Officer - Yorkshire and Humber

07872455813

http://www.englandboxing.org

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