- Contact Name
- ABAE head office
- Contact Email
- Contact Telephone
- 0114 223 5654
What is Boxing?
The Amateur Boxing Association of England Ltd (ABAE) is the sport's national governing body. It also represents England as a member of the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) and the European Boxing Council (EUBC).
As a national governing body, the ABAE is responsible for all the administration, development and promotion of amateur boxing throughout England. ABAE is a non-profit organisation and is thus overseen by a board of directors and a boxing council, who are responsible for all Rules and Regulations for the sport in England.
- Increases self-confidence and self-esteem
- High Intensity Exercise, great for cardiovascular fitness
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.
The best way to start boxing is to find a beginners session at a local club.
All you need to get started is some gloves and a punchbag/padded glove
- 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.