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Differences between Olympic and professional boxing

Differences between Olympic and professional boxing

Olympic boxing is undoubtedly one of the most striking sports in the sports festival. But it is important to specify that it has nothing to do with

Olympic boxing is undoubtedly one of the most striking sports in the sports festival. But it is important to specify that it has nothing to do with professional boxing in terms of regulation and form.

Olympic boxing is characterized because there are only three rounds of three minutes each, and one minute of rest between them, while in professional boxing, the minimum is 4 rounds and the maximum, in world championships, 12 rounds.

In Olympic competitions have more protection at the height of the knuckles to do less damage and have less weight, unlike those worn in professional combat, where gloves are much lighter, have bandages inside and tend to cause more damage to who gets hit.

The number of judges in Olympic boxing is 5 while in professional boxing there are 3, but when judging the blows we see the biggest difference.

In Olympic boxing mostly clean legal punches are judged very strictly so that a fighter may appear to lose most rounds but if he lands more legal punches he can win, there are no additional points for aggression, knockout or wobble. On the other side the Professional boxing is not enough to connect legal blows, the judges score according to their criteria in defense, clean and forceful blows, active aggression and movement on the ring.