Boxer Hand Wrapping & Bandages

Boxer Hand Wrapping & Bandages

Dear Boxers & Coaches

Ahead of next weekend’s Elite Semi-finals and Youth finals, we would like to further clarify and remind everyone of the rules regarding boxer hand wrapping and bandages.

Youth & Elite Females (and all other age groups aside from Elite Males)

Bandages must not be longer than 4.5m (14. 76 feet), and not shorter than 2.5m (8.2 feet). Bandages must be 5.7cm (2 ¼ inches) wide.
Bandages must be made of stretchy cotton material with a Velcro closure. No tape allowed anywhere on bandages.

Elite Males

It has been confirmed that the use of professional handwraps is mandatory in all Elite Men’s Competitions.
In Elite Men’s Competition, the wrapping for each hand must be made of:
  • Gauze: a maximum fifteen (15) meters length and five (5) centimetres width may be used to cover the hand and an additional five (5) meters length and ten (10) centimetres width to cover the knuckles;
  • Surgeon’s Tape: a maximum 5 meters’ length and 2.50 centimetres’ width;
  • Surgeon’s tape of no more than a maximum five (5) millimetres width may be applied between the fingers;
  • A Boxer may apply his bandages on his hands as he likes, provided that the knuckles of his hand are not covered by the surgeon’s tape. Gauze padding may be used to cover the knuckles
  • The use of any substance on the bandages is prohibited.

Competitors will have their hand wraps checked prior to entering the ring on both Saturday 18 March and Sunday 19 March 2017.

A further hand wrapping clinic will be held ahead of the Elite finals being held on Sunday 01 April 2017.

Please click on the link below to view a hand wrapping video



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