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

See Also:
Boxercise

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.

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.

Find Boxing Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

England Boxing

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

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.

Active Northants Online Boxing and Core Strength

Active Northants Online Boxing and Core Strength

These sessions will be focused on Boxing and Core strength, using different methods to increase fitness, punch co-ordination and Punch speed but most of all to practice and achieve Perfect punching technique and Core exercise technique.

Active Northants Online Boxing and Core Strength

Active Northants Online Boxing and Core Strength

These sessions will be focused on Boxing and Core strength, using different methods to increase fitness, punch co-ordination and Punch speed but most of all to practice and achieve Perfect punching technique and Core exercise technique.

Partners

  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Rutland
    Leicestershire County Council
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Safeguarding
  • Equality Standard
    Active Leicester
    NWL LSA
    Harborough LSA
    Active Partnerships
  • Sport England
    Active Oadby and Wigston
    Melton LSA
    Blaby LSA

Partners

  • Active Oadby and Wigston
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Safeguarding
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
  • Blaby LSA
    Equality Standard
  • Active Leicester
    Active Rutland
  • Sport England
    NWL LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Partnerships
  • Melton LSA
    Harborough LSA