New boxers must adapt to the culture of boxing and learn what is acceptable. Failure to do so will result in some kind of retaliation by the sparring partner, the coach, or the other participants/teammates. I will lay out and explain some of the most commonly followed rules and expectations for beginner boxers.
Boxing has its official rules, but it also has some soft rules that almost all seasoned boxers know, and that rookies should know. In this article, I will lay out and explain five of the most general rules of boxing as a sport.
Boxing shoes are any pair of shoes that are made for the sport of boxing. It might sound like I just said nothing helpful, but it’s important to distinguish boxing shoes as a sport-specific shoe, designed and optimized for the physical demands of boxing. This article will cover what attributes they typically have, when you should use them, and what factors you might consider when purchasing a pair.
AIBA Coaches Manual (2011)
AIBA Pro Boxing Coaches Manual (2013)
Dehydration (i.e. cutting water weight) is one of the key ways to cut weight for a match. In this article, I will explain how to effectively dehydrate and re-hydrate in amateur boxing.
Creatine (monohydrate) is a popular supplement, especially among bodybuilders and weightlifters. Yet, many do not consider whether creatine is useful for boxing.
In boxing, weight is cut before bouts, but the amount of weight to cut varies between professional and amateur boxing. In amateur boxing, the typical weight cut is much less than that of professional boxing.