A:The number of mandatory rounds is established by the World Boxing Federation based on the type of contest; world title and intercontinental title bouts consist of 12 rounds while international and regional title bouts are made up of 10 rounds. There are two fewer rounds in female boxing matches.
A:Wrapping hands for boxing requires a pair of semi-elastic handwraps, which should ideally be around 180 inches, although those with smaller hands may be able to use smaller wraps. To start, take one end of the wrap and tie a loop in it, then place this loop over the thumb.
A:According to The Houston Chronicle, boxing is a good form of cardiovascular exercise. Boxing also requires flexibility training, which alleviates stress in the neck muscles. There are also risks when boxing including head injuries, fractured noses and lacerations.
A:As of May 2015, Manny Pacquiao has lost to Juan Manuel Marquez, Timothy Bradley, Erik Morales, Medgoen Singsurat, Rustico Torrecampo and most recently, Floyd Mayweather. Pacquiao lost to Mayweather on May 2, 2015 by unanimous decision.
A:The average professional heavy weight boxer hits at between 1,200 to 1,700 pounds per square inch, or psi. Legendary boxer Mike Tyson had a punch that was measured at 1,800 psi, or almost one ton of force per square inch.
A:Although the origins of the sport date back to prehistoric times, the earliest evidence of boxing comes from Egypt and Mesopotamia. The first recorded reference of a "prizefight" is in Homer's Greek epic "The Iliad."
A:As of March 2014, Wladimir Klitschko is the current heavyweight boxing champion. The Ukrainian fighter currently holds the top spot in both the WBO and IBF rankings and has held at least a piece of the top spot since he first claimed the IBF title in 2006.
A:Home viewers must purchase the 2015 Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao boxing match through HBO or Showtime pay-per-view. The match is available in either standard or high-definition through the pay-per-view service.
A:Advantages of boxing include stress relief and an improved self-image, while the main disadvantage is a potentially higher risk of brain damage. It is thought that heavy blows inflicted upon the head and brain could be a precursor to certain diseases.
A:To become a professional boxer, one must have skill and experience, be in good health at a healthy weight and have an excellent trainer. Once a person has these things, constant rigorous training is required.
A:Badlefthook.com and ESPN.com provide lists of upcoming boxing matches. Official boxing promoters' websites also provide lists of upcoming boxing matches. Some network websites that broadcast boxing also offer details on upcoming matches.
A:Popular resources for the latest boxing news include ESPN, FOX Sports and CNN. Boxing information is also available on BleacherReport.com and BoxingInsider.com. Click the Boxing link under the Menu icon on the top left of the ESPN.com home page to access news and schedules.
A:As a beginner in boxing, start off by learning the jab, and move on to throwing straight power punches. Practice footwork to maintain proper boxing stance while moving in any direction. Include sparring sessions in boxing training to develop muscle memory, defensive notes, clinching and distancing. Finally, get and stay in shape to develop and improve boxing skills.