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Very inspirational,
I bloody love Rocky *text deleted*,
kinda makes me *text deleted* do boxing to be honest.

Joe
 

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This guy is the reason why im joining a boxing club. is that sad?
 

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This guy is the reason why im joining a boxing club. is that sad?

Haha nah I wouldn't say so,
he might be fictional,
but that doesn't mean he can't be inspirational.

I'm thinking about joining a boxing club,
just don't know what the rules are on actually boxing with someone else,
I mean I *text deleted* do all the fitness stuff aswell,
but I'd love to actually box.

Joe
 

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Rocky was based on a real fighter called Rocky Marciano who was fcking nails, just like rocky he could take 1000 blows to the head and still keep fighting.

Well there you are then,
you're joining because of some proper hard boxer that's inspirational to you,
no problem with that.
 

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*text deleted* I'm not crazy after all...thanks doc
 

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Rocky was based on a real fighter called Rocky Marciano who was fcking nails, just like rocky he could take 1000 blows to the head and still keep fighting.

bl*text deleted*dy hell that guy's a machine! i didn't realise it was based on a real boxer. i wonder if his mrs had a blokes name too?
 

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I'm thinking about joining a boxing club,
just don't know what the rules are on actually boxing with someone else,
I mean I *text deleted* do all the fitness stuff aswell,
but I'd love to actually box.
Joe

there aren't really that many rules in boxing, I'll list the main ones I remember:

1) Have to fight with someone in same weight class as you (google these, they differ in diffrent countries)
2) No low punches (below the belt) or punches to the back and no biting or headbutting.
3) The ref's word is final.
4) Never turn your back on your opponent, I believe you can get disqualified for this.


someone please correct these if I'm wrong.

Also boxing is great for fitness and all-round strength as it doesn't just focus on upper-body as you would expect, theres a lot of agility and speed work too, it's great fun if you get into it :)
 

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you have to punch with the knuckle of the glove
 

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Rules

there aren't really that many rules in boxing, I'll list the main ones I remember:

1) Have to fight with someone in same weight class as you (google these, they differ in diffrent countries)
2) No low punches (below the belt) or punches to the back and no biting or headbutting.
3) The ref's word is final.
4) Never turn your back on your opponent, I believe you can get disqualified for this.


someone please correct these if I'm wrong.

Also boxing is great for fitness and all-round strength as it doesn't just focus on upper-body as you would expect, theres a lot of agility and speed work too, it's great fun if you get into it :)

Aren't that many rules in Boxing!? Do you box!?

There are more rules than you have just listed in MMA and most people think thats a no rules bloodbath!

In other words there are a lot of rules, however most of them are common sense.

Others include, no deliberately stepping onto the opponents foot, no strikes to the back of the head, no clinching, time wasting, taunting, no strikes if you or the opponent has more than 2 contacts on the ground, and many more.
 

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Aren't that many rules in Boxing!? Do you box!?

There are more rules than you have just listed in MMA and most people think thats a no rules bloodbath!

In other words there are a lot of rules, however most of them are common sense.

Others include, no deliberately stepping onto the opponents foot, no strikes to the back of the head, no clinching, time wasting, taunting, no strikes if you or the opponent has more than 2 contacts on the ground, and many more.

I understand most of the basic and common sense rules,
I meant more like the rules on 2 kids boxing in a gym,
like if you need to wear helmets,
what the age limit is,
how many rounds you can do,
things like that.

Joe
 

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i see

Ok, well in Amateur Boxing (ABA) you have to wear a head guard that covers the forehead, temples and ears. Jaw and nose is optional.

You must wear hand wraps (gives wrist support), this is because Amateur boxing you are either young so your wrists aren't that strong or inexperienced, so wrists aren't that strong.

Must wear a mouth guard that protects all of the top teeth, bottom teeth is optional.

Gloves have to be 12oz (I think).

You will fight 6, 3 minute rounds.

With regards to non competition, full contact sparring in your local gym, the rules will depend on the club, your instructors and how strict or lax they are. But most should keep to these rules.

I don't know about age limits, but in our club all ages spar full contact BUT, younger kids are very strictly monitored and occasionally broken up if it gets too rough and scrappy.

I box, but I'm not an expert, anyone know any different to what I've written, correct me.
 

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Gloves have to be 12oz (I think).

You will fight 6, 3 minute rounds.

I think the gloves have to be 10oz when fighting and 14-16oz when sparring
and its 3, 2min rounds when fighting.
 

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Hopefully i can get in the ring soon, I'm pretty fit(I think) so all i really need is technique. If I get in the corps I'd like to box for them, would be good aye probably be up against a para.
 

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I think the gloves have to be 10oz when fighting and 14-16oz when sparring
and its 3, 2min rounds when fighting.

The *text deleted* make us do 6 x 3 minute rounds in training!

I train in 14oz but was pretty sure you box in 12oz.

As it happens the ABA starts up this month I think.
 
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