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Questions tagged [boxing]

Boxing is a martial art and combat sport in which two people engage in a contest of strength, reflexes, and endurance by throwing punches at an opponent with the goal of a knockout with gloved hands. also known as pugilism, prize fighting, the sweet science or in Greek pygmachia.

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Is there a connection between serious injuries/deaths in boxing and having one's father in one's corner?

In the commentary on the tragic 2005 Leavander Johnson/Jesus Chavez fight, which claimed the life of Leavander Johnson, commentator Jim Lampley said that there are two things that seem to be "constant"...
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Why do all “combat” sports always award championship belts (vs. other physical objects)?

Most organized sports award some kind of recognition to the top athlete or team within the sport over some time period. The form these awards take varies from sport to sport. Amateur sports tend to ...
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Why so many boxing organizations and their differences?

I came across a quite impressive list of boxing organizations (link to a French Wikipedia page without its English version). Why do so many organizations exist? WBA, WBO, WBC, IBF, IBC, IBO, etc. (...
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What happens when a boxer/fighter/wrestler retires while holding a title?

What happens if the title owner rejects to fight anymore or announces that he/she is retired. Is a new belt made? Should he/she return it?
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Comment my off days training routine (boxing)

I'm a boxer training 3 times a week. I run for about 50 minutes on all other days and when I'm feeling fresh I also jump rope for between 15 and 30 minutes after running. During training there's a lot ...
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Deciding the winner of a boxing match

Question Boxing matches are (usually) decided by knockout or decision. However, Timothy Bradley's victory over Manny Pacquiao in June 2012 was highly and widely controversial. CompuBox stats show ...
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What is this training device used by Vasyl Lomachenko called?

Video from a Vasyl Lomachenko twitter account. What is the name of this device or similar type of device?
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Which boxers were killed or seriously injured in the ring with their father in their corner since 1980?

I'm trying to get more data in relation to the issue that led me to ask this question. So far, I have the following: Killed with father in the corner: Jimmy Garcia (1995) Johnny Owen [real name ...
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How are Olympic boxing match scores determined?

Boxing matches that do not finish by knockout are decided by points. There are three judges that give points (10 or 9 usually, but other values are possible) to decide the winner of each round. How ...
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What if two boxers refused to fight each other?

Suppose that two boxers (or MMA fighters or similar) chose not to fight. They do nothing and persist in doing nothing even when instructed to start fighting. Now if it was just one doing so, then he ...
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Choosing a boxing weight class

Boxers compete within weight classes that specify the range within which a boxer's body-weight may lie. But boxers (particularly those close to a weight class boundary) can presumably increase or ...
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Why do professional boxers not compete in boxing in the Olympics?

Now that many professionals athletes are taking part in the Olympic Games, why do pro boxers not also compete in the boxing competition? Are there any other categories that do not take part in the ...
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Has a bout stopped during a count ever been reversed?

Has there ever been a reversal of a referee's decision to stop a boxing match? If you watch this specific bout, shown in this clip, the man knocked down isn't even allowed to come to his feet, and ...
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What is the minimum weight to box at a specific weight class?

I don't box or participate in the combative sports so I might be asking a stupid question but please humor me. What is the minimum weight required to box/fight at a specific weight class. I can see ...
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How hips generate power while punching?

I have been hearing this things a lot. But don't know: How it works? How is it possible (science, body mechanics behind it)? How to practice it, if its the most effective of punching? I understand ...
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Gloves weight for muay thai/boxing training

I am starting to train for muay thai / boxing, and I would like to know if there is any weight restriction for gloves.
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How exactly did the knockout punch work in Ali vs Liston (1965)? [closed]

Ali vs Liston was a very famous match in the history of professional boxing, where Ali downed his opponent in a 1st round, 1st minute KO. I was watching the video of the match, but wasn't really able ...
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Difference in boxing between PTS and UD

What's the acutal difference? Isn't the UD Unanimous decision as "united" decision, where all the referees agree, who is the winner. What's then PTS meaning?
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How does the rankings works in boxing?

How does the rankings works in the boxing associations (WBA, WBO, WBC ... )? How can a boxer improve his rankings?
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Does Naseem Hamed violate the Marquess of Queensberry Rules in this video?

Rule four of the Marquess of Queensberry Rules: If either man fall through weakness or otherwise, he must get up unassisted, ten seconds be allowed to do so, the other man meanwhile to return to ...
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Stance for left handed, right footed boxer? [closed]

I’ve recently started boxing and I’m left hand dominant,right leg dominant and right eye dominant. I feel more comfortable in orthodox but on the pads my coach says my left is stronger. My left would ...
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What is the point of using the gloves that leave the knuckles exposed that the Florida State Boxing Commission is imposing for bare-knuckle boxing?

I read on https://twitter.com/adamlebarr/status/1131373692322234369, regarding the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) 6 event on 2019-06-22: What is the point of using the gloves that leave ...
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Why wouldn't the #1 ranked boxer be able to fight and claim a relinquished champion title?

In the show Hajime no Ippo the person ranked #1 in Japan challenges the Japanese champion for the belt but loses. Immediately afterwards, the champion relinquishes his title to pursue the world ...