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Amateur Boxing


At Croydon Boxing Gym we run an England Boxing affiliated club, the main governing body of amateur boxing in the UK. Our coaches are England Boxing trained and registered.


Amateur boxing is the first step towards becoming a professional boxer and is comparable to semi-professional in other sports. Amateur boxing is well supervised and regulated form of boxing with qualified referees, judges, and doctors that monitor the fights to ensure safety.

Each boxer is required to have a medical to ensure they are fit to box, along with yearly check-ups, and check-ups every fight. Often times the exposure of competing at a high level of amateur boxing gives boxers the ability to turn professional, with Anthony Joshua being a prime example after his Olympic gold medal win.


Amateur boxing is an excellent form of exercise that offers numerous physical and mental benefits. It is a high-intensity workout that improves cardiovascular health, increases endurance, and builds muscular strength. In addition, it can enhance hand-eye coordination, balance, and agility. Besides its physical advantages, amateur boxing also promotes mental toughness, self-discipline, and self-confidence. It requires focus, strategy, and quick decision-making, which can improve cognitive abilities and reduce stress levels. Overall, amateur boxing is an excellent sport that can boost overall health and well-being, making it a great choice for people of all ages and fitness levels.

How to become an amateur boxer

In order to become an amateur boxer you must meet the following criteria:

  1.  Be between 10 – 40 years of age
  2.  Get an England Boxing license
  3.  Pass a medical examination

Anyone that fulfils the criteria is able to get an amateur license and compete. If you are interested in competing get in touch and we can advise you!