A category entirely around the combat sport. Boxing is part of both the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, and has its own World Championships. As a sport, it consists of two players, also called fighters or boxers, wearing protective gloves to throw punches at each other. Each match, also called bout, lasts for a predetermined amount of time and is directed by a referee. The referee makes sure all the rules, which can change based on the jurisdiction, are followed. If participants break the rules, they can be called for a foul. For other more severe violations, the referee can give warning, deduct points, or even disqualify the players.
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