Coaches should bear the following guidance in mind when preparing boxers for For One Night only bouts, which will be different to preparations for regular England Boxing competitions.
- Boxers must undergo a minimum 12-week training programme to be able to compete.
- They should take part in a minimum two, ideally three, training sessions per week.
- Training must be delivered by a minimum of a Level 2 coach.
- Coaches must ensure boxers complete a medical and registration via The England Boxing Vault before starting the training programme.
- Coaches are asked to emphasise skill development for all boxers, focusing mainly on straight punches with appropriate defences and counters.
- Coaches need to be aware of the development of strength, power and weight loss during the programme, and pairings may need to be reviewed.
- All boxers are to train as a team in the same gym with the designated coach identifying the safest pairings to compete. This will be achieved by regular technical/conditioned spars to identify pairs.
- Boxers should be paired according to England Boxing Championship weight rules, along with ability and any previous experience boxers have.
- Boxers will want to win – the coach’s role is to make sure pairings are made for the safety and enjoyment of both boxers.
- There may be an occasion where a boxer cannot compete because there is not a safe pairing to be made. Boxers’ health and welfare is paramount.
Further FONO details
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