|46 kg - 49 kg||48 kg - 51 kg|
|52 kg||54 kg - 57 kg|
|56 kg||57 kg - 60 kg|
|60 kg||64 kg - 69 kg|
|64 kg||69 kg - 75 kg|
|More than 91 kg|
|46 kg - 49 kg|
|More than 91 kg|
|48 kg - 51 kg|
|54 kg - 57 kg|
|57 kg - 60 kg|
|64 kg - 69 kg|
|69 kg - 75 kg|
Boxing consist in a fight between two athletes in a ring that are only allowed to use their fists and hit from the waist up. Boxers fight opponents of their respective weight class. The scoring system is based on a ten point system. Head guards are no longer allowed in men’s competition, but are mandatory in women’s competitions. Cuba is the top favorite because its boxers have dominated the competition in the Pan American Games’ history with 90 gold medals, followed by the United States with 33. In Lima 2019, this sport will be held at the Miguel Grau Stadium located at the Callao Regional Sports Village.
Bout or Round: Three or two-minute periods making up a boxing match. It is separated by rest periods of
Clinch: Holding the opponent to lessen or defend from punches.
Hook: Short circular punch delivered with the arm at shoulder height and the elbow bent. It should
try to hit the opponent’s forehead, jaw, ribs or liver.
Rabbit punch: Not allowed punch to the back of the opponent’s neck.
Jab: Quick and straight punch to the chin.
Knockout: When the opponent remains down and cannot keep fighting after a 10-second count. Knockout gives an instant victory. KO stands for Knockout in English.
Its origin is African. It dates back to 6000 BC in the ancient Egyptian civilization, in a region now known as Ethiopia. Then it became popular in ancient Greece and Rome. First boxing rules and regulations were declared in 1743 and then modified in 1867 when three-minute rounds and gloves were included. Bouts in the Pan American Games will consist of three-minute rounds for men and four twominute rounds for women. It was included in the first Games in Buenos Aires 1951.