Boxing is a combat sport where two opponents engage in a regulated match of skill, strategy, and physical endurance. Fought within a roped-off square ring, boxers aim to land punches on their opponent while avoiding being hit themselves. The primary objective is to either knock out the opponent or score more points through clean, effective punches during a set number of rounds. Fighters wear padded gloves and adhere to strict rules regarding prohibited actions such as hitting below the belt or striking with the head. Boxing matches are overseen by a referee who ensures fair play and safety for both competitors. Beyond the professional ranks, boxing also encompasses amateur competitions, training for fitness and self-defense, and historical significance as one of the oldest and most revered combat sports practiced worldwide.