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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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Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

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!

National Governing Bodies

England Boxing

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ABAE head office
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0114 223 5654

Loughborough University

Loughborough is extremely proud of its reputation for providing the best student experience. From its earliest days Loughborough University has produced research that matters, with strong links with industry, commerce and the professions.

Coalville ABC

It doesn't matter if you have never done anything before, or if you have boxed professionally; as our classes are structured differently depending on your level. We are a friendly club and prepared to put time into anyone who makes the effort.

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.

Watefront Sports And Education Academy

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


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  • Melton LSA
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  • Leicestershire County Council
    Active Rutland
  • Blaby LSA
    Harborough LSA
  • Active Leicester
    Charnwood LSA
  • Sport England
  • O&W LSA
    Equality Standard