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Safety in boxing

Amateur/Olympic-style boxing ranks as

The Safest amongst all contact sports

(such as football and rugby) and amongst other events such as equestrian, motor cycle racing and mountaineering.


England Boxing goes to great lengths to protect its athletes. Boxers must wear a mouth guard at all times, as well as protective hand bandages, 'cup' protectors, force absorbent head gear and a shirt to absorb sweat.

Female boxers are also required to wear breast protectors.


Boxing gloves are designed and tested to absorb, and not transmit, shock under recognised safety guidelines from the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Safety Commission. Boxing referees strive to minimise risk of injury by using 8 counts and evaluating the boxers throughout a bout and can dispense counts at anytime (unlike in professional boxing).


In addition to these stringent safety factors, pre and post bout medicals are required for all boxers every time they compete.


Do Not Bring Personal Items to the Gym or Leave in the Changing Rooms.

Arena Boxing Club Bournemouth bears No responsibility for items Lost, Damaged or stolen.