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England Boxing

Contact Name
ABAE head office
Contact Email
Contact Telephone
0114 223 5654

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What is Boxing?

Boxing is fast, technical and requires very high levels of fitness. Scoring is based around technique with bouts decided by judges and the result is based on the number of punches that land in a 'target area'.

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.


Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

National Programmes


BOX is England Boxing's new recognised fitness boxing workout.


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  • Melton Borough Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Leicester City Council
    British Heart Foundation
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
  • Blaby District Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • County Sport Network
    East Midlands Platform
  • Safeguarding
    Equality Standard
  • Harborough District Council
    Sport England
  • Age UK L&R
    Loughborough University
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council