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What are the 10 Common Rules of Boxing?

The sport of Boxing has many rules used to govern the sport. This is done in order to make the game safe, and competitive for the fighters. Check 10 Common Rules Of Boxing.

If there are no rules, the fighters could be in grave danger. The rules of boxing vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and on whether it is an amateur or professional bout.

Check out the basic rules of Boxing.

10 Common Rules Of Boxing

10 Common Rules Of Boxing

Rules of Boxing See Below Details.

A violation of the rules is a foul. This can result in a warning, point deduction, or disqualification by the referee:

  • You cannot hit below the belt, hold, trip, kick, headbutt, wrestle, bite, spit on, or push your opponent.
  • You cannot hit with your head, shoulder, forearm, or elbow.
  • We cannot hit with an open glove, inside of the glove, wrist, backhand, or the side of the hand.
  • You cannot punch your opponent’s back, or the back of his head or neck (rabbit punch), or on the kidneys.
  • We cannot throw a punch while holding on to the ropes to gain leverage.
  • You can’t hold your opponent and hit him nor duck so low that your head is below your opponent’s belt line.
  • When the referee breaks you from a clinch, you have to take a full step back; you should not immediately hit your opponent–that’s called “Hitting on the break” and is illegal.
  • You cannot spit out your mouthpiece on purpose to get a rest.
  • If you score a knockdown, you must go to the farthest corner while the referee makes the count.
  • If you “floor” your opponent, you cannot hit him when he’s on the canvas.
  • A floored boxer has up to ten seconds to get back up on his feet before losing the bout by knockout.
  • A boxer who is knocked down cannot be saved by the bell in any round, depending upon the local jurisdiction’s rules.
  • A boxer who is hit with an accidental low blow has up to five minutes to recover. If s/he cannot continue after five minutes, s/he is considered knocked out.
  • When the foul results in an injury that causes the fight to end immediately, the boxer who committed the foul is disqualified.
  • If the foul causes an injury but the bout continues, the referee orders the judges to deduct two points from the boxer who caused the injury.
  • If a boxer is knocked out of the ring, he gets count of 20 to get back in and on his feet. He cannot be assisted.
  • In other jurisdictions, only the referee can stop the count.

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