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    Amateur Boxing?

    I heard that amateur boxing is "too soft". Is that true? I always thought even the amateurs were hardcore full contact ****.

    These people also say amateur boxing isn't too useful for self defense. I'm not trying to stir up controversy. I'm just asking because I got curious over my friend's comments. True or false?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taekwon
    I heard that amateur boxing is "too soft". Is that true? I always thought even the amateurs were hardcore full contact ****.

    These people also say amateur boxing isn't too useful for self defense. I'm not trying to stir up controversy. I'm just asking because I got curious over my friend's comments. True or false?
    They usually wear head-gear.

    Boxing is very good forself defense in my mind. Most fights involve punching, so it's always good to train in something that deals heavily with punching.

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    amateur boxing is still boxing end of story.

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    Olympic rules scores any punches to the trunk or head that land with the white (front) of the glove. This can lead to Olympic Boxing resembling a high-speed game of tag or slap-fu.

    Knockouts are still an automatic win, regardless of score, so it remains full-contact.

    AAU, and Golden gloves score bouts more or less exactly the same way pros do, they simply use larger, more padded gloves and add headgear. (and in some cases, shorter rounds)

    US Boxing sacntions amateur bouts under both AAU and Olympic Rules, so it depends on the particular match.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taekwon
    I heard that amateur boxing is "too soft". Is that true? I always thought even the amateurs were hardcore full contact ****.

    These people also say amateur boxing isn't too useful for self defense. I'm not trying to stir up controversy. I'm just asking because I got curious over my friend's comments. True or false?
    In Europe (well, at least, in Spain), most official Amateur boxing matches are sanctioned under Olympic ruleset. That makes amateur boxing too soft for oldschool hardcore boxing fanatics.

    In times, amateur boxing was a slugfest, more brutal even than pro, sometimes.

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    over here amateur is the same scoring system as pro and yes, sometimes you see some fucking brutal ****. its pretty bad when a guy realises as the bell goes that he hasnt got it and goes down in a hail of fists.

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    Amateur Boxing

    The Amateur boxing in Canada is much the same as in the U.S. . Headgear is worn and the gloves are bigger, with the white areas for scoring as Scrapper mentioned. Olympic rules are the standard.
    With smaller kids, or inexperienced boxers, it can be very slap and tickle. But when you get a couple of guys who have had a few fights and want to step into each other a bit, it can be pretty good.
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    most of the amateur boxing matches I've been to haven't involved a lot of boxing skill, and have just been slugfests of wild haymakers.

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    Then those fighters were new and didn't know how to control their tempers/egos. It's a mistake nearly everyone makes.

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