The technical demands of amateur boxing: Effect of contest outcome, weight and ability

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620680
Title:
The technical demands of amateur boxing: Effect of contest outcome, weight and ability
Authors:
Thomson, Edward; Lamb, Kevin L.
Abstract:
As research to-date has typically considered the technical features of amateur boxing performance with respect to contest outcome only, this study examined the offensive and defensive technical demands with respect to the independent and interactive effects of contest outcome, weight class and ability. Appraising eight offensive and four defensive actions and their corresponding outcomes (successful/unsuccessful), the technical demands of competitive boxing from 84 English amateurs (age: 21.3 ± 3.1 y; body mass: 68.1 ± 11.4 kg) across 11 weight categories (48 – 91+ kg) and two standards of competition (regional and national) were notated using computerized software. Data analysis reinforced that amateur boxing produces high technical loads (e.g. ~ 25 punches and ~ 10 defences per minute) and that performance is influenced significantly by the study’s independent variables. In particular, boxing standard (ability) was positively associated with external load (frequency of offensive and defensive actions), and winning was associated with high offensive and low defensive frequencies, whereas weight class had an inconsistent impact on technical performance. It is recommended that appraisals of performance and approaches to training and competition should take heed of our observations and that future research considers the role of other independent variables, including opposition quality and ‘style’, likely to affect boxing performance.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Thomson, E., & Lamb, K. (2016). The technical demands of amateur boxing: Effect of contest outcome, weight and ability. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 16(1), 203-215. DOI: 10.1080/24748668.2016.11868881
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport
Publication Date:
Apr-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620680
DOI:
10.1080/24748668.2016.11868881
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/24748668.2016.11868881
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport on April 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/24748668.2016.11868881
EISSN:
1474-8185
Appears in Collections:
Sport and Exercise Sciences

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dc.contributor.authorThomson, Edwarden
dc.contributor.authorLamb, Kevin L.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-24T12:40:18Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-24T12:40:18Z-
dc.date.issued2016-04-
dc.identifier.citationThomson, E., & Lamb, K. (2016). The technical demands of amateur boxing: Effect of contest outcome, weight and ability. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 16(1), 203-215. DOI: 10.1080/24748668.2016.11868881en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/24748668.2016.11868881-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620680-
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport on April 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/24748668.2016.11868881en
dc.description.abstractAs research to-date has typically considered the technical features of amateur boxing performance with respect to contest outcome only, this study examined the offensive and defensive technical demands with respect to the independent and interactive effects of contest outcome, weight class and ability. Appraising eight offensive and four defensive actions and their corresponding outcomes (successful/unsuccessful), the technical demands of competitive boxing from 84 English amateurs (age: 21.3 ± 3.1 y; body mass: 68.1 ± 11.4 kg) across 11 weight categories (48 – 91+ kg) and two standards of competition (regional and national) were notated using computerized software. Data analysis reinforced that amateur boxing produces high technical loads (e.g. ~ 25 punches and ~ 10 defences per minute) and that performance is influenced significantly by the study’s independent variables. In particular, boxing standard (ability) was positively associated with external load (frequency of offensive and defensive actions), and winning was associated with high offensive and low defensive frequencies, whereas weight class had an inconsistent impact on technical performance. It is recommended that appraisals of performance and approaches to training and competition should take heed of our observations and that future research considers the role of other independent variables, including opposition quality and ‘style’, likely to affect boxing performance.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/24748668.2016.11868881en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectCombat sportsen
dc.subjectSituational variablesen
dc.subjectNotational analysisen
dc.titleThe technical demands of amateur boxing: Effect of contest outcome, weight and abilityen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1474-8185-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Performance Analysis in Sporten
dc.date.accepted2016-02-15-
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rioxxterms.identifier.projectUnfundeden
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