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Inside the ring
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An Olympic boxing ring

A boxing ring is quite small so you can run from your opponent but you can't hide!

It must be no greater than 6.1 metres squared.

But it is thankfully only at least 91cm above the ground.

So if you get punched through the ropes then you won't have too far to fall into a spectator's arms!

There are four corner posts.

Two are white with the others red and blue, which are diagonally across from each other.

The floor is covered in canvas laid over a felt or rubber padding - to break the boxer's fall if he gets KO'ed!


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Women now compete in amateur competition but are not allowed to compete in the Olympics - yet!



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