Float like a butterfly, Sting like a bee.
Inside the ring the boxers need strength, skill and speed to outwit their opponent and you can bet the crowd will be roaring themselves hoarse, urging their favourite to land the knockout punch.
In boxing, scoring points can be just as important as knockout blows. Points are awarded not only for quality blows on target but also technique, tactics, competitiveness and dominance. Quick and accurate footwork is vital, as well as excellent hand-eye coordination. Three independent judges score the fight and decide the winner after the allotted number of rounds.
Boxing is a classic human contest full of tragedies and triumphs.
Whether or not you’re a boxing fan, watching the sport ring-side, it’s impossible not to get caught up in the drama as celebrated champions go head-to-head with gritty underdogs.
Seeing this sport live proves just how much intelligence, endurance and coaching support is required to become a successful boxer.