The Differences Between Men’s and Women’s Boxing Rules

by admin on June 20th, 2011

There are not a lot of differences between the boxing men’s and women’s boxing rules. The biggest areas that are different are in the equipment and pre-fight regulations that women have then men do not. When it comes to protection, female fighters wear both a groin protector and breast protectors. Men wear groin protection but not breast protection and both groups of fighters are required to wear a mouth piece.

Female boxers also have more rules about what is required. For example, female fighters are not allowed to wear cosmetics or makeup during a fight.Confused? Here ‘s a little help . Their hair is also required to be secured with soft and non-abrasive materials. All female boxers have to provide a negative pregnancy test before they are allowed to fight, which is obviously something men do not have to do.

Male professional fights can last anywhere from 4 to 12 rounds. Female fights are limited to a maximum of 10 rounds. Both fights are 3 minute rounds with a one minute rest period in between rounds. The weight classes for female boxing are still the same as male boxing. Female boxers at 147 pounds and below use 8 oz. gloves just like in male boxing. Fighters over 147 pounds use 10 oz. gloves in both sports.

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