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Square podium that is surrounded by stretched ropes and measures from 18 to 22 ft on the inside of the ropes; the boxing bout takes place on it.
ring ring step apron canvas boxer physician judge timekeeper referee second trainer corner ringside ring post corner stool corner pad turnbuckle rope

ring step click to hear

Structural component for accessing the ring.

apron click to hear

Part of the ring that is outside the ropes; the floor of the ring is about 3 ft high and must extend beyond the ropes by at least 18 in.

canvas click to hear

Covering for breaking falls that is made of flexible material and is about .5 in thick; a canvas is stretched on it.

boxer click to hear

Athlete who practices boxing; boxers are classified into weight categories.

physician click to hear

Person who treats the boxers in the event of injury; a doctor’s presence is mandatory and this individual may end a fight in the event of serious injury.

judge click to hear

One of the three or five officials who evaluate the performances; they score the boxers and pick the winner.

timekeeper click to hear

Official who controls the number of breaks and rounds and their duration by ringing a gong or bell, except in the case of a knockout.

referee click to hear

Official who enforces the rules and directs the fight in the ring; after the bout, this individual collects and checks the judges’ scores.

second click to hear

Person who assists a boxer and ministers to him between rounds.

trainer click to hear

Person who supervises the boxer’s training and is present during contests to coach the boxer on strategy.

corner click to hear

Angle formed by the intersection of the ropes; the red and blue corners are reserved for the boxers, the other two are neutral.

ringside click to hear

Area surrounding the ring.

ring post click to hear

Pole located at the four corners of the ring that supports and stretches the ropes.

corner stool click to hear

Corner seat on which the boxer sits during breaks.

corner pad click to hear

Padded layer covering the posts to prevent injuries.

turnbuckle click to hear

Metal part that is covered with padded matting and stretches the ropes around the ring.

rope click to hear

Grouping of threads forming a cable 1 to 2 in thick that stretches between posts to delimit the ring.