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Welcome to Triumph Amateur Boxing Club

Amateur boxing is a unique sport in which the ability to land legal blows with force on the target area of the opponent is balanced against the skill in avoiding them. It caters for those with a particular combination of physique, physical skills and psychological make-up. It attracts persons who wish to learn this form of self-defence and who desire to test themselves in this most arduous form of individual combat. In addition, an essential part of the sport is the open exhibition of skill and fortitude in front of a crowd.

Boxing demands a high standard of physical fitness. The few minutes spent in a ring are a climax to many hours of hard physical training. It provides a healthy and enjoyable form of training for life and an excellent opportunity to develop discipline and self control. This is carried out in a friendly yet competitive atmosphere, in which mutual and self respect is acquired, together with a sense of social responsibility.

After joining Triumph Amateur Boxing Club Coventry, a boxer trains in the gym for a time – usually many months – until ready for that first contest. During this period the basic skills and discipline of the sport are learnt and physical fitness is developed. Those who persevere progress to competitive bouts, where their own skill, ability and inner resolve are put to the test.

A competitive bout consists of three or four rounds, each of which may last from 1½ minutes in schoolboy contests to 3 minutes at senior level. During this time the boxer must demonstrate to the judges an ability to deliver blows to the front of the opponent’s head and trunk above the belt (the target area). To score points, these blows must be delivered with the knuckle part of the gloved hand and must land “with force”.

The majority of bouts are decided on points – the boxer who gains the highest aggregate score being the winner. With this system, if points are equal at the end of three rounds, then the bout is awarded to the boxer who has done most of the leading off or who has shown the better style, or, if equal in that respect, who has shown the better defence. Each judge must nominate a winner.

TRIUMPH A.B.C

PURE BOXING GYM COVENTRY