Rules That Govern The Sport of Boxing
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Boxing's Basic Rules
Their are other rules in some states and countries. Also, championship bouts can have certain rule changes. These are the unified rules of boxing that are listed below. Boxing is a dangerous sport and it's of vital importance to follow all the rules and regulations.
1. 10 Point Must System: The winner of a round gets 10 points, the loser gets 9. If your knocked down you lose another point. If you commit a foul you lose a point. If the foul is intentional a referee can take up to two points or even disqualify the boxer depending on the severity of the intentional foul. This point system is much better than the old way of scoring bouts. Also, three judges score the bout but in the old days of boxing, two judges scored the bout and the referee was the third scoring judge.
2. No Rabbit Punches: No punching to the back of the head is allowed. You can be disqualified if you intentionally hit another boxer in the back of their skull. These blows can seriously injure a fighter or make him dizzy and open for further punishment.
3. No Kidney Punching: You are not allowed to deliberately punch your opponent in the kidney. This can cause serious and dangerous medical problems. Deliberately throwing this punch more than once can result in points being taken and possibly a disqualification.
4. No low blows: No punching below the waist line. A referee usually warns a boxer twice at least before taking the first point away for low blows. Usually after two points have been deducted a ref will disqualify you before a third point is taken.
5. Protect yourself at all times: Always keep your guard up. This is the most important rule in the book for safety's sake. If you are not protecting yourself and get blind sided by a big shot that could be lights out.
6. 3 Knockdown Rule: This rule states that if a boxer gets floored three times in a single round he loses by technical knockout or T.K.O. This rule was made for the safety of the boxers.
7. No Headbutts or Elbows: Headbutts and elbows are forbidden in the sport of boxing. They will lead to a disqualification loss if committed more than once.
8. Rounds are 3 minutes each with 1 minute rest between each stanza: Title fights are 12 rounds. When boxing started rounds were not done by minutes. When a boxer was floored the round ended and rounds were scheduled for up to forty rounds.
9. Standing 8 Count: This is when a referee calls a knockdown with a boxer still on his feet and counts to 8 and checks the health of the fighter.
10. Mouthpiece required: A Mouth guard is required for all boxers for their own protection. Always keep your mouth clamped down on the mouth piece in order to help keep your jaw from being broken.
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Boxing Is A Serious Sport
It's important to enforce the rules in boxing because boxing is a very serious sport where anything can happen. Always protect yourself at all times. Mouthpieces, hand wraps and headgear is all used for protection of boxers. Professional boxing bouts are scheduled for distances of 4,6,8,10 and 12 rounds. Always come in top condition because boxers can be killed inside the squared circle.
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