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Balazs Boxing - July 2012
BOXING FITNESS NEWSLETTER
Andy & Jamie on Olympic Boxing Balazs Ultra Gloves and the big Speed Bag III event. Please check out our FaceBook page: Willie Nelson, Alice Cooper, Speedbag Scissorshand and much more!
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Olympic Boxing

The London 2012 Olympic Games begin on Friday, July 27, 2012! This year for the first time ever, female boxing will be an official Olympic event. In this issue Andy and Jamie compare the differences between amateur and professional boxing, and explain how Olympic scoring is done.

An Olympic boxing match is a contest of skill, not brute force, toughness, or aggressive power. Fundamentals are stressed, especially defensive moves. Strict rules are enforced to ensure protection. Amateur boxing requires commitment to learn and develop each day. An amateur boxer's intent is to outbox his opponent by landing many clean, effective punches and setting up a defensive moves rather than knocking out his opponent. The boxer with good technique and effective punches will be the winner.

Amateur boxing is at the heart of all boxing and is considered the purest form of boxing.

It is the essence of the sport. Unlike professional boxing, amateur boxing takes more precautions to ensure safety. The boxer must go through a physical examination before and after the competition. Protective equipment is mandatory for each competition and the gloves and headgear are required to have exact combinations of a variety of shock absorbing foams to reduce the impact of a blow.

The Olympic style of boxing is the basis of the sportsmanship of Amateur boxing and many of the great male professionals had a taste of Amateur Boxing and Olympic glory; Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Evander Holyfield, Sugar Ray Leonard, Lennox Lewis and Oscar De La Hoya.

Amateur boxing often gives the professional boxing arena their next contestants.


Olympic Boxing


It is a great training field to learn, practice, and develop into a professional boxer.

In Professional Boxing a skillful fighter is recognized and celebrated, but most fans want to see a fierce, brutal battle. No headgear is worn and fewer safety precautions are enforced. The boxing gloves do not have the padding like amateur boxing gloves.

Olympic Boxing Rules

Olympic boxing matches consist of a total of four rounds. Each round is two minutes in length with a one-minute interval between each round. Contests are won by knockout or on points. A point is awarded for a scoring hit with marked part of the glove on the opponent's head (side or front) or body.

A panel of five judges decides which hits are scoring hits. Judges each have two buttons before them, one for each boxer, and they press the appropriate button when they believe a boxer delivers a scoring hit.

An electronic scoring system registers a point whenever three or more judges press


the button for one boxer within a second of each other. No point is awarded for a hit unless three of the five judges agree. Punches to an opponent's arms do not score points. Punches that are judged to have no force behind them do not score points.

At the end of the bout, when each judge's points have been counted, the boxer awarded the most points by a majority of the judges is declared the winner.

If two boxers end up with the same number of points, the judges decide a winner by assessing such factors as which of the two took the lead and showed better style.

Good luck to all athletes competing in the 2012 Olympics!

Always consult your physician before starting any physical exercise program. Balazs Inc, Andy Dumas and Jamie Dumas assume no responsibility for the improper use of information contained within.
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Always consult your physician before starting any physical exercise program. Balazs Inc, Andy Dumas and Jamie Dumas assume no responsibility for the improper use of information contained within.
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Announcing SPEED BAG III

What: World's only gathering of speed bag punching talent

When: Friday July 13, 2012 through Sunday July 15, 2012, 10am - 4pm daily. (Silent auction to benefit Rock Steady Boxing at 3pm on Saturday)

Where: Real Gymm, 22 W. Front St. Keyport, NJ, 07735

How Much: $20 per day or all 3 days for $60. This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and preregistration is not needed, simply show up!

SPEED B.A.G. III is the world's only gathering of speed bag punching talent. Balazs Boxing and Real Gymm have teamed up for a 3rd year to bring speed baggers from all over the country to Keyport, NJ for 3 days of non-stop punching action. Best of all, this event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Featured at the event will be Alan Kahn, author of the Speed Bag Bible. Also offering exhibitions and hands on punch lessons will be Zach "Speed Bag Skunk" Ruffo an Everlast sponsored athlete, as well as Adam "Speed Bag Scissor Hands", a Balazs sponsored athlete. No prior experience is necessary - let the pros teach you how to punch! On Saturday July 14th all entry fees ($20 or more donation suggested)

will be benefiting Rock Steady Boxing, a foundation which uses non-contact boxing training techniques to improve quality of life for people suffering from Parkinson's Disease. There will also be a silent auction with some cool speed bag equipment and accessories , with all proceeds benefiting the charity.

Further information: http://speedbagIII.com or http://speedbagforum.com

Website URL: http://speedbagIII.com

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