Boxing is a combat sport Where two people, known as boxers, face each other using only their fists with the goal of striking the opponent and causing him to fall to the ground or be deemed unable to continue the fight, either by knockout (KO) or by decision of the referees.
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Boxing matches are held in a ring, an elevated area surrounded by ropes Boxers face each other, wearing padded gloves to protect their hands and minimize damage to the opponent.
According to the Olympic Sport web portal, in boxing there are several types of strikes that boxers use during a fight. Some of the most common bumps are: Punching, cross or straight punch, hook or uppercut, crochet and body shots
fights Olympic class It is divided into three rounds, in the men’s category, each round lasts three minutes and in the women’s round. while in Professional boxingbouts usually consist of four to 12 rounds.
Boxing: weight classes
According to the web portal of “Relevo”, an online sports newspaper, the weight classes in Boxing started with 8, but they’ve increased to 17 In search of less weight reductions and health of boxers do not suffer.
In the male and female category there are the following categories:
-Minimum Weight: 47.6 kg Max.
Lightweight flying weight: 47.6 to 48.9 kg.
Fly weight: from 48.9 to 50.3 kg.
– Super Fly Weight: 20 to 51.7 lbs.
Bantam weight: from 51.7 to 53.5 kg.
Super weight: from 53.5 to 55.3 kg.
Featherweight: from 55.34 to 57.1 kg.
Ultra Featherweight: 57.1 to 58.9 kg.
Lightweight: from 58.9 to 61.2 kg.
– Extremely lightweight: from 20 to 28 lbs.
Light weight: from 63.5 to 66.6 kg.
– Super Welterweight: 66.6 to 69.8 lbs.
Average weight: from 69.8 kg to 72.5 kg.
Medium weight: 72.5 to 76.2 lbs.
Light Heavy Weight: from 76.2 to 79.3 kg.
Cruising weight: from 79.3 to 90.7 kg.
Watercress weight: from 90.7 to 101.6 kg.
Heavyweight: +90.7 lbs.
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major boxing federations
According to the “Solo Boxeo” web portal, these are some of the most important boxing federations around the world:
WBA (World Boxing Association): The World Boxing Association (WBA) was founded in 1921 and is thus the oldest federation divided into three categories: lightweight, welterweight, heavyweight and super bantamweight.
WBC (World Boxing Council): It was founded in 1963 by 11 countries (mainly from Latin America, as well as the United States, France and the United Kingdom).
The United States is the country that largely dominates the ranking and is a federation that organizes its own world championships and, in addition to the Grand Prix, also includes several minor belts.
IBF (International Boxing Federation): The largest federation is the International Boxing Association, which was founded in 1983 and became the main successor to the United States Boxing Association (USBA).
His main specialty is IBF Muay Thai, and at many of the annual conferences he makes it easy for competitors to gain visibility.
WBO (World Boxing Organization): Being the newest federation of boxing, it was founded in 1988 and has been a benchmark when it comes to the most exciting fights.
His most publicized fight was the fight against Floyd Mayweather vs. McGregor, a formidable undefeated MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) champion, which translates to Mixed Martial Arts or AMM, its abbreviation in Spanish.
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Three famous boxers today
According to the “Business Insider” web portal, these are three of the most popular boxers in the world until 2022, due to their impressive performance.
age: 35 years.
Weight class: heavy.
Professional boxing record: 19 wins (13 ku). Zero losses.
compliments: World Heavyweight Champion, who has cleaned up the cruiser division and is close to doing the same in the heavyweight division. He scored big wins over Michael Hunter, Marco Hook, Myrice Briedis, Murat Gasev, and Anthony Joshua.
age: 32 years.
Weight class: flabby weight
Professional boxing record: 28 wins (22 KOs). Zero losses.
Confessions: Unbeaten Unified Boxing Champion at 147 lbs (66 kg). He has a slew of wins in the division, including defeating Kell Brook, Lamont Peterson, Mickey Garcia, Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia, and Yordinis Ugas.
age: 31 years.
Weight class: super average.
Professional boxing record: 57 wins (39 KOs). Two losses and two draws.
Confessions: Four-weight boxing champion and victories over Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Gennady Golovkin.
They are joined by Terrence Crawford, Naoya Inoue, Jermel Charlo, Dmitri Bivol, Artur Peterbiev, Josh Taylor, and Devin Haney.
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