BBC Learning Zone Clips

CLIP 6298

Guide to amateur Olympic boxing

Guide to amateur Olympic boxing
Key Info
  • Guide to amateur Olympic boxing
  • Duration: 01:27
  • Learn the rules of Olympic amateur boxing with professional boxer Frankie Gavin. In Olympic boxing, points are judged by five ringside judges. There are four two-minute bouts, but if either player builds up 20 more points over the opponent the match is stopped. Gloves and protective headgear are always worn and punches must be directed to a target area. Off-target punches are counted as fouls.
  • Subject:

    Physical Education


    Combat Activities

  • Keywords: boxing, defence, attack, punch, protective equipment, safety, judges, rules, points, Olympics
Ideas for use in class
  • Introduces the specific rules of amateur boxing. Boxing can be controversial because of the risk of injury - how is safety ensured in this form of boxing?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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