No world boxing champion attains his title overnight. A journey through different boxing stages to become a professional qualifies him to fight internationally. There are boxers who have innate talent of the sport, but it is also essential for them to understand the basics before competing with real deal.
The amateur boxing makes young aspirants to explore the world of boxing. This not only help them in becoming a professional boxer, but also develop a confidence level, discipline and focus inside them. You get to learn the fundamentals of the sport in amateur boxing, which include basic defense, good balance and offensive techniques. Conditioning and training the arms, body and legs to fit a boxing match is also told during the period.
The Amateur Boxing Association of England has implemented different safety measures and scoring systems, rules and regulations for younger athletes for preventing them from severe injuries. Therefore, if your child is interested in this game, you should not stop him from participating.
Rules And Scoring
A boxer between the age of twelve to sixteen can get training or compete with children of the same age in the amateur fights. The game falls under the jurisdiction of local sports amateur body or the Amateur Boxing Association of England. Whereas, the matches at international level falls under the International Amateur Boxing Association.
As these boxing associations protect young boxers, certain rules for amateurs have also been pre set for all the matches, despite of local or international bouts. Boxers are either given a blue or a red strip. Both the boxers can participate in the match by wearing protective headgear. The gloves should weight ten ounces, and have a white on the central hitting area, that would cover the knuckles.
The amateur boxing is different from professional boxing, where knockout blows are used for scoring. In the amateur boxing match, point scoring is used for judging the winner. The competitor with highest points is the winner of the match