Modern boxing consists of three-minute rounds, a total of up to 12 rounds (formerly 15). Ten seconds were allowed for a man to get up if he had gone down during a round. However, a minute is spent between each round with the fighters in their assigned corners receiving advice and attention from their coach and staff.
Boxing is supervised by a referee who works within the ring to judge and control the conduct of the fighters, rule on their ability to fight safely, count knocked-down fighters, and rule on fouls. There are up to three judges typically present at ringside to score the bout and assign points to the boxers, based on punches that connect, defense, knockdowns, and other, more subjective, measures.
New gloves of “fair-size” were to be worn and “wrestling or hugging” was specifically forbidden. These gloves’ purpose is to protect the knuckles. An average pair of boxing gloves appears like bloated pair of mittens, is often red, and is laced up around the wrists.
In modern boxing, one boxer wins if his opponent is knocked down and can’t get up in ten counts or if he is declared too injured to carry on. However, with the gradual acceptance of Marques of Queensberry Rules, two distinct branches of boxing emerged, professional and amateur, and each produced its own local, national and international governing bodies and its own variation of the rules. And this is how modern boxing evolved.