Boxing is a type of combat sport in which two players throw punches at each other. Back in the days, the main goal of boxing is to knock the opponent unconscious. There are two forms of boxing: amateur boxing and professional.
Amateur boxing can be seen in the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games, and in the collegiate level. It has a scoring system that will measure the number of clean blows landed by the boxer rather than the physical damage. The boxers are required to wear headgear and gloves, and the gloves should have white strip or circle across the knuckle, this will make the judges score easier.
Professional boxing bouts are longer than amateur boxing. In professional boxing, the boxers cannot wear headgear. The boxers are allowed to take more damage before a fight is stopped. The referee can stop the match any time if he thinks that the other boxer cannot defend himself anymore.
- Bare-Knuckle Boxing — two individuals participate to fight against each other without using boxing gloves or any other type of padding on their hands
- Karate — a martial art developed in Japan which uses punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes, and some open-hand techniques.
- Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) — a full contact individual combat sport which includes aspects of several other combat sports and martial arts.
- Drunken Boxing or Drunkard's Boxing, Zui Quan — a concept in traditional Chinese martial arts, as well as a classification of modern Wushu forms.
- Kickboxing — a group of stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching.
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