A combat sport fought by two combatants wearing gloves. The amateur version involves athletes wearing protective headgear. The concept of ‘prize-fighting’ originated in Great Britain and the United States.
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What is boxing?

Boxers wear either red or blue strips, protective head guards and gloves weighing 10 ounces. Bouts are decided by ringside judges and the result is based on the number of punches that land in a ‘target area’.

Boxers are usually limited to three 3 minute rounds or less, as opposed to ten or 12 rounds in professional boxing. The winner of the bout is the boxer with the most points.

Find out more about how to run boxing formats.

Equipment needed

  • Boxing gloves
  • Cones
  • Stopwatch
  • Bibs

Get involved

The School Games is inclusive to all young people and provides opportunities for everyone to get involved, either within school, against other local schools, or at county or regional level.

School Games Organisers

School Games Organisers (SGO) help schools coordinate appropriate competitive opportunities for all young people from Key Stage 2-4, to recruit, train and deploy a suitable workforce, and to support the development of club.

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School Games formats

Learn more about the School Games formats suitable for boxing competitions:

Quick and easy boxing activity resources

Be it 10-minute or lesson-length activities, we have a range of activities suitable for all ages and abilities to encourage young people to stay active throughout the day.

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