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Boxing

England Boxing

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

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How can you make your move?

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 09:00

2022 Commonwealth Games

Wed, 27 Jul 2022 - Sun, 07 Aug 2022

What is Boxing?

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

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.

Campaigns

Make your Move

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

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Partners

  • O&W LSA
    H&B LSA
    Safeguarding
    Equality Standard
    Blaby LSA
  • Sport England
    Active Rutland
    Harborough LSA
    Active Leicester
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Charnwood LSA
    Melton LSA
    NWL LSA
    County Sport Network

Partners

  • County Sport Network
    NWL LSA
  • Active Leicester
    Blaby LSA
  • Melton LSA
    Charnwood LSA
  • Active Rutland
    Sport England
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Safeguarding
  • Equality Standard
    O&W LSA
  • H&B LSA
    Harborough LSA