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Knock Down Eight Count

Standing eight counts is also referred as protection count. It is the maximum count an umpire can give to a boxer who is back on his feet after supporting a knockdown. This count permits the umpire to judge whether the boxer can carry on fighting or not. Various authorities require that a boxer receive an obligatory "standing eight-count" once being knocked down. Some commission permits to utilize standing eight-count when a boxer takes unnecessary penalty and emerge on the verge of going down but does not really go down. It is also considered same as the knockdown in boxing.


Reflex bag

Reflex bag

It is used to boxers to speed up reflexes and to expand short, accurate punches. It also helps a boxer learn defense.


Speed bags

Speed bags

Speed bags are small, air-filled bags anchored at the top to bounce back platform parallel to the ground. It helps a fighter can learn to keep his hands up, recover hand-eye coordination and learn to shift weight between feet when punching.


Fouls

Beating a challenger below the navel or behind the ear; beating a challenger who is knocked down; holding the opponent with one hand and hitting him with the other hand, wresting and kicking is not allowed, pushing the challenger in to the ropes, hitting with knee, shoulder, elbow, falling down purposely without being hit, using abusive languages, hitting the opponent during the interval, intentionally spitting out the mouth piece, step up on the opponent, curve second shouting, not following umpires instruction, poking the eyes with the thumb, Striking intentionally at that part of the body above the kidneys are some the fouls which are counted during a fight.


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