England Boxing committed to making the sport accessible to everyone.

England Boxing, in partnership with UK Deaf Sport and the National Deaf Children’s Society, is committed to making the sport accessible to everyone.

Until recently, England Boxing had a rule that disqualified deaf boxers from participating on account that they would not hear the instructions from the referee

In November 2013, England Boxing adopted all of the rules and regulations of the International Boxing Governing Body, AIBA to state that there must be NO exclusion of deaf boxers from the sport and that competition jury should simply be made aware that deaf boxers are competing so that appropriate measure can be taken to ensure their inclusion.

Our organisations are now working together to make boxing DEAFinitely Inclusive, and over the coming months we will meet with boxing referees and coaches in order to produce boxing-specific guidance and offer workshops to ensure this happens at all levels of the sport.

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