Being in shape and being in fighting shape are 2 entirely different things. Are you ready for competitive fighting? Boxing is tough, I know. But just exactly HOW tough?
The Difference between Professional and Amateur Boxers
Are You Ready For Amateur Boxing?
Only professional fights are called fights. In order to distinguish between pro and amateur events, the amateur events are called bouts or matches. Before , refs were limited to simple hand signals. But because amateurs are learning in the ring, the new rules allow refs to say what the infractions are, and even to coach a little bit during the round. Most people still think that whoever lands the most punches automatically wins, or should win. Amateur bouts Hah!
The Complex Calculus of Women’s Amateur Boxing
The International Amateur Boxing Association has confirmed that headguards will be removed from men's amateur boxing but not for women. Headguards were first introduced into competition in but will be removed again for October's World Amateur Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan. The decision was based on two separate studies which put forward evidence that the removal will decrease concussions. AIBA's medical commission studied more than 2, bouts and independent research in a recent article, which studied 30, contests over 59 years, in the British Journal of Sports Medicine both supported the removal.
What most people do not realize, however, is that there are serious differences between how Olympic amateur boxing is conducted and how professional boxing is conducted. The rules, the boxers themselves, the length of the bouts, and the atmosphere surrounding both sports are fairly different. Here are the biggest differences between professional and amateur or Olympic boxing. Boxing skill.