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Ringside - Boxing Terms
Category: Sport and Leisure > Boxing Glossary
Date & country: 29/10/2008, US
Words: 110

Technical Draw
If an intentional foul causes an injury and the injury results in the fight being stopped in a latter round, the fight will result in a Technical Draw if the injured boxer is behind or even on the score cards.

Technical Knockout (TKO)
When a cut is produced by a legal punch and the fight is stopped because of that cut, the injured boxer loses by technical knockout or TKO.

Throw In the Towel
To throw in the towel also, to throw in the sponge is to end the fight, to give up, acknowledge defeat. When a boxer's second (his trainer or corner man) feels his boxer is taking a beating and doesn't think he can or should continue the fight he throws a towel or sponge into the ring to stop the carnage, to end the fight by TKO.

Tomato Can
A lousy fighter who usually loses in 4 or 5 rounds to boxers just starting out in their careers or to experienced boxers taking a bout just to stay in shape. Tomato Cans are known for bleeding, losing and taking a beating.

Unanimous Decision (UD)
A unanimous decision occurs when all three judges agree on a winner. Example: 116-114, 116-114, 115-113

Upper Cut
Upper cuts are thrown at close range. The jaw or the solar plexus is the target. It's an infighter's best weapon.

Walkout Bout
A walkout bout is a fight on the undercard that takes place after the main event. It's often boring to watch and people walkout of the arena during the fight. If the main event fight turns out to be a snoozer it's often referred to sarcastically as the walkout bout.

Weight Classes
The four sanctioning bodies recognize 17 weight classes or weight divisions for professional male boxers. For minimum and maximum pounds see boxing weight classes.

Weight In
The Weight In is a pre-fight ceremony where boxers are weighed to make sure they are within the limits for their weight classes and contracted weight for the fight.

White Collar Boxers
White collar boxers are not registered amateurs or professional boxers. They box (basically spar with an opponent) in contests or exhibitions where no cash prizes are awarded.