Boxing is a combat sport with two people competing in a contest of strength, speed, reflexes, endurance and will by throwing punches with gloved hands. Amateur boxing became an Olympic sport in 1908, reviving the interest of amateur sports.The Olympic games and other amateur bouts such as the Commonwealth Games are limited to three rounds of three minutes. Scoring is computed by points based on number of clean blows regardless of impact or physical damage. Fighters must wear protective headgear in order to reduce the number of boxing injuries and knockouts.

Professional boxing bouts are usually longer than amateur boxing bouts and can range from ten to twelve rounds. They also are not permitted to wear headgear which means professionals are more susceptible to boxing injuries, though a referee may stop the contest if they think a competitor cannot defend themselves.

Common Injuries in Boxing

As boxing is a physical combat sport, there are many injuries associated with it, the most concerning being boxing head injuries or even a boxing brain injury. The impact of a punch or the repitition of impact can cause a boxing wrist injury or often boxing hand injuries. Ankle, knee and leg injuries such as tendonitis and stress fractures can occur due to overuse or trauma. Either through impact or overstraining, boxing injuries can occur to the spine or ribs. Having a strong set of core muscles helps protect the spine and improves the ability to absorb the impact of a punch.

Boxing Insurance Amateurs and Professionals

Sportsinsurance4u offers a wide variety of plans for boxing.

Sports Accident Insurance

General & Medical via Sportsinsurance4u can offer you a comprehensive range of sports accident insurance for amateur boxers providing cash benefits for boxing injuries such as breaks and dislocations, as well as income protection and disablement cover. Cover is also available for accidental injury whilst travelling to and from a scheduled match, training session or competition or whilst on an organised tour.

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Sports Health Insurance

Our Sports Health Insurance for semi-professional and professional boxers offers all of the standard benefits of Private Health Insurance along with important cover for sports related injuries.

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As an alternative for boxing amateurs, General & Medical can also offer Private Health Insurance for you and your family, whether you are on a budget or whether you are looking for the most comprehensive levels of protection.

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