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Boxing is a combat sport played by two opponents of a similar build and ability who fight against each other using their fists which are covered by gloves.

Boxing is supervised by a referee and is broken down into rounds.

Victory is achieved if the opponent is knocked down and unable to get up before the referee counts to ten seconds, this is known as a Knockout.

If the fight is not stopped before an agreed number of rounds, a winner is determined either by the referee's decision or by judges' scorecards.

There are numerous variations and styles of boxing practiced around the world each having rules which are slightly different.

Boxing was first incorporated into the Asian Games in 1954.



Asia/Oceania to hold joint boxing qualifier for Tokyo 2020
20 Jun 2019

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 19, 2019: A total of four continental qualification events – plus one world qualifier - will be held for the new-look boxing tournament at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The four continenta.....

Boxing to keep its place in 2020 Tokyo Olympics
23 May 2019

Lausanne, Switzerland, May 23, 2019: Boxing will remain in the Olympics with the International Olympic Committee recommending that the sport keeps its place on the medal roster at Tokyo 2020.

The recognition of the I.....