13 weight categories. 13 Golds. 13 champions. Concentration. Dedication.
Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. That’s what the boxers will have to do to win Gold at Glasgow 2014.
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.
Glasgow 2014 is the first time that women’s Boxing will be included on the sport programme at a Commonwealth Games. Female athletes will compete in the Flyweight, Lightweight and Middleweight categories. Medals will be fought for over four rounds of two minutes.
Male athletes in ten weight categories will fight for a medal over three rounds in a “knockout” bout format, across eight days of fierce competition.
Particular to amateur boxing, head-guards are worn by competitors in the Commonwealth Games.
Watch out for: Historically, England and Canada have been dominant in this sport, with Scotland also winning its fair share of medals. Look out for rising stars from the African nations challenging for Glasgow 2014 Gold in what is set to be a real knockout.
International Federation: International Boxing Association http://www.aiba.org
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