How Many Rounds in a Boxing Match?

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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2019, file photo, Manny Pacquiao, center right, fights Adrien Broner in a WBA welterweight title boxing match.
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Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel Jul 16, 2023, 4:32 PM
  • Find out the number of rounds in a boxing match.
  • Every round lasts three minutes, with one-minute intervals per round.

Boxing has been around for centuries, making it one of the oldest sports in the world. The sport has produced iconic personalities who not only dominated inside the ring but also outside of it by using their influence to impact religious and social issues. Names like Jack Dempsey, Muhammad Ali, Willie Pep, and Floyd Mayweather Jr., among the world’s top 10 boxers, have paved the way for the current generation of fighters.

The sport also provides added excitement to fans as they can place their bet online via boxing odds. But before placing a bet, it’s important to have an understanding of boxing to maximize the experience. One of the key elements to know is the number of rounds in a match.

How Many Rounds in a Boxing Match?

A professional boxing match has 12 maximum rounds with a three-minute duration per round. Apart from 12-round bouts, a match can also be contested in four, six, eight, and 10 rounds. These lower-numbered bouts are tailored to accommodate amateur boxers transitioning to the professional ranks so they can slowly acclimate themselves. Women’s professionals have 10 rounds with two minutes per round. 

What Is the Total Duration of a Boxing Match?

The total duration of a boxing match is 47 minutes which includes the one-minute break in between rounds. This duration is trimmed down depending on how many rounds a fight is agreed on.

What Is the Average Duration of a Boxing Event?

A boxing event has an average of three-and-a-half to four hours. The main event and co-main event of a boxing event is usually a title match.

How Many Fights Are There in One Boxing Event?

There are eight to 10 fights in a boxing event, depending on the promotion that puts up the entire card and picks the boxers that will compete. Some of the major boxing promotions today are Top Rank, Golden Boy Promotions, Queensberry Promotions, Mayweather Promotions, Showtime Boxing, and Matchroom Sport.

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Anatoly Pimentel

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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.