Boxing has been a favorite past time for multiple centuries. That is, from the times of the Egyptians in the 2nd millennium B.C. until now when there are more rules to govern the area and spectators to watch the not-so-brutal fights. This is evidenced partially by the inclusion of boxing in the modern Olympics since it started in 1908 and also the popularity of professional boxing.
In their present forms, amateur boxing and professional boxing are different in multiple respects. Below are the marked differences that any person who is considering a career in amateur boxing might wish to know.
Amateur boxing is somewhat less generalized than professional boxing an is oftentimes seen only in the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and other games sponsored by autonomous sports bodies. In a few of the places in the former Soviet Union and Cuba, though, amateur boxing collects more fans and enthusiasts than its counterpart.
The scoring system used for amateur boxing games is designed such that only the clean blows are recognized and scored in preference to the hurt that each blow renders.
A clean blow is one that lands cleanly on the designated scoring points. To score, a boxer must land a clean contact with the knuckles of his glove either on the head or on the component of the body above the belt. Judges award the score by hitting the button of personal computer scoring system for each blow. 3 out of the 5 ringside judges must hit the button in no less than one second apart.
During an infighting, that is when the fighters are fighting up close by, scores are awarded to the player who throws the better punches or exchanges.
Blows that aren’t awarded are those that infringe the rules of amateur boxing, punches that didn’t land on the white strip of the gloves’ knuckles and those that lack weight.
Depending on which sports body is sponsoring the amateur boxing game, the amount of minutes per round can vary between two to 3 minutes. Nonetheless, the amount of rounds stay the same. For both the Commonwealth Games and the Olympic Games, there are 4 rounds that last 3 minutes each. For other bouts, though, such as those sponsored by the Amateur Boxing Association, there are just two minutes for each bout.
Boxers are needed to use protective headgears. Gloves have a white stripe around the knuckles. The official gloves weigh only ten ounces and must have the standard white strip.
The main man on the ring is the referee who principally monitors the behavior of the players. He additionally takes care of maintaining fair play and also regulate movements on the rings. He additionally addresses all violations in the ring.
Unlike professional boxing, amateur boxing only has the simple weight divisions. They consist of the next (from the lightest weight divisions to the heaviest weight divisions):
Boxers are illegible only in the ring if they are wearing the right protective gear and adviced shirts and pants.
The fighter with higher points, even though of the power of the blows, wins.
The boxer must move rapid since amateur boxing only lasts for 3 to 4 rounds, depending on the bout’s sponsor.
The winning boxer is determined by the amount of points with the exception of on bouts where the referee stopped the game. In case of a tie, the judges will deduct the worst and absolute scores from the total score of the boxer. The victor is the one with most points left.