|Governing Body:||Association Internationale de Boxe Amateur (AIBA)|
Boxing, a sport of aggression and strength is a combat sport in which two people hit each other with their fists only and score points. Almost all the areas of the head and body above the waist are designated scoring areas. Athletes are won on points or by knockout. It is contested at amateur level as well as professional level. The modern sport became a part of the Summer Olympics in 1904 and has been contested since then regularly except for the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm. It is governed by International Boxing Association (AIBA) at amateur level and by International Boxing Federation (IBF) at professional level.
To score maximum points by landing valid punches to the opponent or by knocking him/her down for a period of at least 10 seconds.
Two boxers of similar weight compete during a boxing match (bout).
Boxing takes place inside a square ring, which has around 16-20 feet side length inside the ropes and is 3-4 feet high from the ground. Ropes are around 1 inch in diameter and held up on posts at heights of 18 in, 30 in, 42 in and 54 inches parallel with the posts rising around 5 feet. The ring floor has about one inch of padding covered by stretched canvas to protect the boxers when they fall.
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