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 essentially the purest form of one on one combat, a sport that requires no equipment whatsoever, although nowadays, combatants wear gloves and sometimes other types of protective gear. Boxing is both an Amateur and Professional Sport, but is generally practised as a recreational and fitness activity. There are more and more Amateur Competitions taking place in Europe and Worldwide. Anyone looking to compete in an actual Boxing Amateur Competition should make sure to train properly and regularly.
If you select Boxing and this will automatically cover you for an Amateur Competition.
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- Summary of Cover
- Boxing (Amateur Competition)
- Popular Locations for Boxing
- Common Injuries whilst Boxing
- Boxing Equipment
- Important Information
Summary of Cover
|Section & Cover||Limit Per Person||Excess|
|Medical and Repatriation||£10,000,000||£100|
|Search & Rescue Cover||£50,000||£500|
|Delayed Activity Equipment||£200||-|
|Activity Equipment Hire||£300||-|
|Section & Cover||Limit Per Person||Excess|
|Loss of Personal Money||£300||£75|
|Loss of Travel Documents||£1,000||£75|
|End Supplier Failiure||£2,500||-|
Boxing (Amateur Competition)
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.
Modern Boxing involves three or four rounds in which the two Boxers try to score as many points as possible by delivering clean blows. A Boxing match ends when one of the Boxers is knocked out, resigns, is deemed unable to continue the fight by a Judge, or when the time is up. If the time runs out and both competitors are still in the game, the winner is decided by adding up the points they have scored. Boxers are divided into different weight classes, which each have their own rankings.
Popular Locations for Boxing
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, while the major sanctioning bodies are the World Boxing Organization, the World Boxing Council, the World Boxing Association and the International Boxing Federation.
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.
Common Injuries whilst Boxing
Boxing is a combat sport, thus injuries are very common. There are a number of injuries that can occur as a result of participating in the sport, and for this reason, it is vital that you are adequately covered with Travel Insurance before participating in the sport.
- Broken teeth
- Broken bones
- Groin strain
- Muscle strain
- Torn muscles
- Knee injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Head injuries
- Eye injuries
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.
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.