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

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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.


  • 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, or try


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.

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Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day, benefiting their long-term physical and mental health and wellbeing.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can seeks to tell the real stories of women who get active or play sport in the way that’s right for them using images that show what activity really looks like in all its glory.

National Governing Bodies

England Boxing

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ABAE head office
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0114 223 5654
Watefront Sports And Education Academy

Watefront Sports And Education Academy

Waterfront Sports & Education Academy (WSEA) is a performance, development, recreational and community base organisation.

Waterfront Boxing Academy

Waterfront Boxing Academy

Waterfront Boxing Academy strongly believes in focussing on personal development, helping to train its growing membership the art of boxing, breaking down the fundamentals of basic techniques and building on skills and fitness.

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy is an all through school. We have a wide range of sporting opportunities for all students in the Primary and Secondary phases. The school also welcomes the community as we take bookings in the evenings and weekends.

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.

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.

Boxing Coach

The Nottingham School of Boxing are looking for passionate and qualified coaches to join our team. The past year has seen limited provision and now we have reopened demand is increasing across our provision and therefore need to continue to build our team.

If making a difference is a key value then do not hesitate to get in contact right now for a discussion.

Female Boxing Coach / Instructor

The Nottingham School of Boxing are looking for a female coach / instructor to support the development of our women only sessions. We aim to provide for all members of our community and want to meet their needs.

If you have the passion to make a difference then get in touch


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