Boxing is a combat sport played by two opponents of a similar build and ability who fight against each other using their fists which are covered by gloves. Boxing is supervised by a referee and is broken down into rounds. Victory is achieved if the opponent is knocked down and unable to get up before the referee counts to ten seconds, this is known as a knockout. If the fight is not stopped before an agreed number of rounds, a winner is determined either by the referee's decision or by judges' scorecards. There are numerous variations and styles of boxing practiced around the world each having rules which are slightly different.
Boxing at the SportAccord World Combat Games
The Boxing competitions are held in accordance with the rules and regulations of the International Boxing Association (AIBA). Weight categories: 46-49kg, 52kg, 56kg, 60kg, 64kg, 69kg, 75kgt, 81kg, 91kg, 91kg+, each consists of ten boxers.
The Boxing tournament is organised as a direct elimination competition. It is comprised of three phases: preliminaries, semi-finals, and finals. Winners of the preliminary bouts will continue to the quarter final round and winners of the quarter final bouts will advance to fight each other in the semi-final round. The losers of the semi-final round are awarded with the bronze medal, and the winner will advance to the gold medal bout.
Bouts: 3 rounds per match, 3 minutes; each round with 1 minute rest between.
International Boxing Association (AIBA)