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Boxing is a combat sport that involves fighting with fists, which takes place in a square box called a “ring”. The objective is to knock down the opponent using a combination of techniques, under the supervision of a referee. The two main boxing categories are amateur and professional. In amateur boxing, the matches are shorter (3 rounds), scoring is based on points rather than the physical damage inflicted on an opponent, and protective headgear is worn. Amateur boxing takes place at events such as the Olympic Games, Pan American Games and Commonwealth Games. In professional boxing, matches last longer (10 to 12 rounds), headgear is not permitted, and fighters endure more physical damage before the judge halts the fight. Typical boxing moves are Stances. e.g. Orthodox (leading with the left foot and left fist); Punches e.g. the jab, cross, hook, and uppercut; Defense e.g. footwork to evade a hit, blocking, bobbing and weaving, rotating the body, covering up, and clinching. Each boxer develops their own personal boxing style, but common styles are in-fighter (swarmer) - boxer stays close to their opponent and apply pressure with a constant stream of attacks; out-fighter (out-boxer) - boxer maintains some distance from an opponent; slugger (brawler/puncher) - boxers who tend to be slow and fairly predictable. Basic equipment that boxes wear during matches are gloves, mouthpiece, headgear, protective cups, loose-fitting trunks and soft-soled shoes. The benefits associated with boxing are improved balance and hand-eye coordination, better posture, stronger upper- body and core, greater endurance, may increase alertness, and enhances mood. Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Shadow boxing, and Fitness boxing are other variations of boxing.