The sport of boxing appeals to those individuals, both male and female from 8 to 40 years of age that appreciate the drive to get in peak condition and to have the fortitude to challenge themselves. Boxing allows participants to develop and grow at their own pace and first and foremost build self confidence.
The boxer knows when they’re ready to compete and their coaches work with them to allow that to happen in an environment that is safe, fair and competitive. Boxers from Saskatchewan often compete in other provinces and in the United States. Saskatchewan boxers have become national champions and have competed for Team Canada internationally and at major global tournaments and at the Olympics
Recent studies tracked 8 years of amateur boxing competitions at the USA national Silver Gloves program for boxers age 8 to 15 years. 2,700 youngsters, over 2,000 bouts nearly 6,000 rounds and not one significant injury requiring medical attention. Sports such as football, soccer, softball, basketball, volleyball and trampoline are reported to be more dangerous than amateur boxing.