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1.1 Presentation and market definition

The boxing market includes many players, from boxing clubs (professionals or amateurs) to the equipment manufacturers through the specialised media .

Boxing is a fighting sport involving two opponents in the same weight category who, depending on the type of boxing, punch each other with their fists using special quilted gloves (English boxing), or to punches and kicks (French boxing), according to clear rules . If English boxing is the most widespread today, there are specific boxes in almost every country in the world. Among the main types of boxes, we find in particular the english boxing the french boxing the american boxing and the thai boxing .

Born in the VI th century BC and practiced in the time of Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire in two forms of combat sports (the fist-fighting and the pancrace ), then banned with all gladiator games for nearly fourteen centuries, boxing was revived in the 17th century th century, in a very violent form. She is gradually codified in order to avoid the many deaths caused during its practice from 1743 onwards, with the London Prize Ring Rules (first universal rules of English boxing). The wearing of boxing gloves became mandatory in 1866 and the practice of English boxing became legal in 1891.


The great boxers of the XX th century - such as Mohamed Ali the late world champion of English heavyweight boxing - have contributed to the development and popularization of boxing among combat sports, which until then had been highly correlated with violence and corruption.

In France, boxing is experiencing a strong growth since 2016 as evidenced by the increase in the number of licences issued within the French Boxing Federation ( 44% since 2012) and the number of boxing clubs in the country ( 13% since 2015).



1.2 World market: growth opportunities

In the absence of figures on the size of the world boxing market, the amount of boxing equipment sales in value which gives an overview of the market's growth opportunities.
The world market for boxing equipment is estimated at US$***.* million in **** (***) and is expected to grow to a level of ...

1.3 Boxing has become a trend in France since 2016

Long put aside and poorly publicized in France, particularly because of the lack of results at the London **** Olympic Games, boxing has recently regained popularity with the emergence of the "Team Solide", the nickname given to the French Team of the Rio Olympic Games in ****, which returned with six medals .
This ...


2.1 A sharp increase in demand

A general increase in the number of licensees
According to figures from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, there are in France **,*** people dismissed within the Fédération française de boxe (***) in **** compared to **,*** in ****, representing an *.*% increase in the number of licences issued within the FFB from one ...

2.2 Feminization of demand

There is a feminization of boxing practice whether professional or amateur, in recent years. For example, it is only since the London **** Olympic Games that the discipline has been open to women. [***]
At the amateur level, the proportion of women who regularly practice boxing (***) remains very low compared to other sports: ...

2.3 Companies also get into boxing

There is a trend towards the practice of boxing among executives and within companies. Indeed, the benefits of boxing are numerous: in addition to sculpting the body's shapes, this sport is perceived as a motivational tool to relieve stress and increase productivity for the rest of the day after a session. ...


3.1 A multiplicity of actors

The French Boxing Federation (***)
The French Boxing Federation is a olympic federation created in **** whose role is to organize and promote the practice of boxing in France. It proposes different forms of disciplinary practices adapted to the ages, sexes and motivations of each individual: the professional boxing the amateur boxing the ...

3.2 An increase in the number of boxing clubs in France

According to figures from the French Boxing Federation, there were *** boxing clubs in **** compared to *** clubs in ****, representing a *% increase in the number of boxing clubs in France from one year to the next. [***]   Source INJEP The majority of boxing clubs are located in Ile-de-France, in front of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes ...


4.1 The different types of boxing

Among the main types of boxing are:
The english boxing nicknamed"" noble art "and being one of the Olympic disciplines, it is the most well known professional boxing sport for the public. It requires basic equipment (***) and consists of an exchange of punches to the other opponent's face and chest. The ...

4.2 Boxing, an expensive activity

Price of the FF Boxing license
The FF Boxing licence gives the holder the right to practice boxing. It consists of a annual investment varying according to the type of boxing practiced and the level (***) The price of the FF Boxing license is significantly lower than in other sports like rugby, ...

4.3 Overview of weight categories

As the choice of boxing equipment depends on the level of the boxer but also on his weight and height, here is a summary table of the different weight categories in amateur boxing (***).
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4.4 A market in full innovation

New products: connected boxing Digital innovation is also affecting the boxing market. For example, the Swiss start-up PIQ teamed up in **** with the American combat sports equipment manufacturer Everlast to offer a sensor that measures the performance and progress of boxers during training. Placed in a bandage on the wrist, the ...


5.1 General sports regulations

A federal organization
FF Boxing has received the delegation for the following disciplines:
- English boxing
- Olympic boxing
- Educational boxing assault
- Female boxing
French savate boxing is organized by the FF savate; American and Thai boxes are organized by the contact sports FF.
Five delegated federations are also ...


6.1 Segmentation

  • Temple Noble Art
  • Apollo Sporting Club
  • Adidas
  • Metal Boxe Attitude Fight
  • Decathlon
  • Intersport
  • Go Sport

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