Anthropometry (body size and composition) is a very important component of fitness for boxers. Skinfold measures should be performed to determine body fat levels. It is important to be as lean as possible so that the boxer can maximize his muscle mass for their particular weight category.
Anthropometry and Olympic Athletes
London 2012 Olympic Games
Here is some information from the analysis of the anthropometric data from the boxing participants at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Unfortunately there was no weight recorded and therefore no BMI data.
|Sport||Age||Height (cm)||Weight (kg)||BMI|
|OVERALL AVERAGE (all sports)||26.1||176.9||72.8||23.3|
Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Here is average data from the analysis of the anthropometric data of the boxing competitors at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
|Age (years)||height (m)||weight (kg)||BMI|
|AVERAGE (all sports)||26.8||1.77||72.0||22.9|
- Olympic Games Anthropometry for other sports in 2012
- All about fitness testing, including anthropometry testing
- Anthropometry for Martial Arts
- Fitness testing for boxing
- Fitness for Boxing
- SPARQ boxing testing
- Fitness components for boxing
- Boxing was rated the most demanding sport.
- sport-specific fitness testing