Professional vs Amateur boxer - what is the difference?

gjwb ambassador and professional fighter: carolyn redmond fighting against her opponent

Carolyn Redmond (TEAM GJWB member) vs Gisela Noemi Luna Photo credit: Jeff Lockhart


Professional boxing - boxing for money
Boxing, pugilism, fisticuffs - fighting with the fists

Professional boxing (or prizefighting) bouts are fought for a purse that is divided between the boxers as determined by a contract. Most professional bouts are supervised by a regulatory authority to guarantee the fighters' safety. Most high-profile bouts obtain the endorsement of a sanctioning body, which awards championship belts, establishes rules, and assigns its own judges and referees.⁠

There are 17 female professional weight categories from Light minimum weight (102lbs) to Heavyweight (200+lbs). ⁠

The pay disparity is real just like in most professional sports for women, BUT when we stand together for change by supporting females in the sport at all levels, things will change, it has too. As the saying goes...divided we fall united we stand.⁠

Coach Kristina fell in love with boxing watching Christy Martin on a Tyson card with her dad back in the early 90s. Seeing her in pink shorts ready to rumble made Kris think 'I can do that too'. Thank you to all the amazing pro-boxers out there being an inspiration to a new generation. We need to see one to be one. ⁠

Currently women are still competing in 2 min round formats, but fighting for 3 minutes like their male counterparts. It is just another archaic rule based on gender biases. ⁠

Give us a 👊👊👊 below if you are ready for 3min professional rounds!⁠

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