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Boxing (Amateur Competition) Travel Insurance

If you are going abroad and you will be taking part in an Amateur Boxing Competition you will need to have a Travel Insurance policy in place before you leave your home.

Boxing is both an Amateur and Professional Sport, but is generally practised as a recreational and fitness activity. There are more and more Boxing Amateur Competitions taking place in Europe and Worldwide.


If you select Boxing and this will automatically cover you for an Amateur Competition.

Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions..

If you prefer, please contact us by telephone or email on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 info@jsinsurance.co.uk

Summary of Cover


Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Medical and Repatriation £10,000,000 £100
Search & Rescue Cover £50,000 £500
Personal Liability £2,000,000 -
Personal Accident £5,000 -
Activity Equipment £1,000 £75
Delayed Activity Equipment £200 -
Activity Equipment Hire £300 -
Legal Expenses £25,000 -
Curtailment £2,000 £100


Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Personal Possessions £2,000 £75
Delayed Possessions £200 -
Loss of Personal Money £300 £75
Loss of Travel Documents £1,000 £75
Cancellation £5,000 £100
Travel Disruption £1,000 -
Travel Delay £120 -
Abandonment £5,000 £100
End Supplier Failiure £2,500 -

History of Boxing

Boxing is one of the oldest sports in the world. The first recorded image of Boxing dates from the 3rd Millennium BC, it is shown on a Sumerian Relief.

Boxing with gloves is known to have happened on Minoan Crete between 1,500 and 900 BC. It has been an organised sport since as early as the Ancient Greeks, who made it an Olympic Game sport in the 7th Century BC.

Modern day Boxing originated in Great Britain between the 16th and 18th century, when prize fights were popular and common.

That type of Boxing evolved into the modern variant of gloved Boxing in the mid 19th Century, the places where modern Boxing came into existence were, again, Great Britain and the United States.

Popular Locations

Boxing is a popular sport all over the world, with many local varieties, examples are Thai Boxing and Kick Boxing.

There are many different governing and sanctioning bodies. Major governing bodies are the British Boxing Board of Control and the European Boxing Union.

Whilst the major sanctioning bodies are the World Boxing Organization, the World Boxing Council, the World Boxing Association.

Boxing is still very popular in the United States and in Great Britain, but it is also a common sport in (Eastern) Europe, Mexico, Thailand, Argentina, Japan, Puerto Rico, the Philippines and Cuba.

Every Governing Body organises its own Championships and Competitions. The World Amateur Boxing Championships, for instance, take place every other year in a different country.

Boxing Equipment

Boxing is an extremely physical sport and its aggressive nature can cause many injuries. That is why precautions are necessary to protect the Boxers bodies.

Modern Boxing equipment includes gloves, hand and wrist wraps, and mouthpieces.

The gloves have two purposes lessening the force of the blows on the body of the opponent and protecting the hands of the boxer.

The hand and wrist wraps are meant to secure the bones in the Boxers hands and wrists, while the mouthpiece protects the teeth and tongue and cushions the jaw, which lowers the chance of a knockout.

Training equipment is much more extensive and includes punch bags, jump ropes and all kinds of weight training equipment, such as kettle bells, dumbbells and barbells.

Pre Existing Medical Conditions

If you have pre existing medical conditions and you plan to take part in an Amateur Boxing Competition whilst travelling abroad, we are able to provide you with a policy.


Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Important Information

You are required at all times to wear the appropriate safety equipment, for example protective clothing and / or suitable head protection.

Adventures Travel Insurance is arranged for JS Travel Insurance through P J Hayman & Company Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register number 497103). Registered office: Stansted House, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire PO9 6DX. Reg no. 2534965. Adventures Travel Insurance is underwritten by Antares Syndicate 1274 at Lloyd’s. Antares is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

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