Learn the various steps necessary for becoming a boxer. Research the training, career requirements, and experience required for starting a career as a boxer. Boxers are career athletes who compete individually in hand-to-hand fighting matches within a square ring encased by parallel rows of rope. Matches are officiated by referees within the ring and consist of pre-determined periods of time called rounds.
West Virginia University club creates 5 boxing champions
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Fighting for a Dream at the Boxing Junior Olympics
At the Charleston Civic Center, pairs of boxers in four rings are fighting bouts at the same time. For the fourth year, Charleston is hosting the boxing Junior Olympics. Almost athletes from all over the country, ages , are competing for a national title in their age and weight divisions. Listen Listening The kids are lithe and share an expression of determination as coaches check wraps, adjust headgear and pat thin shoulders on the back.
AP — Steven Ware advanced across the sparring ring, pivoting and bobbing with his gloves high, closing the distance with a boxer who outweighed him by 60 pounds. Giving away substantial reach, too, he took an occasional jab or straight cross smacking his headgear, but got inside and landed a few punches and made cruiserweight Craig Frazee miss with several hooks. Ware is coming off winning the National Collegiate Boxing Association championship at pounds for West Virginia University, where he out-decisioned a West Point fighter in the April final. He was WVU's fifth national champion in the past five years in a club sport started by students only a decade ago. At West Virginia, which draws thousands to Division I football and basketball games, boxers train in off-campus gyms and compete in relative obscurity.