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Medical Kit – Boxing


The comprehensive corner kit for boxers and boxing corner teams to get them ready for the bout and keep them in the fight

  • This is every cutman’s all-encompassing dream kit
  • Over 130 piece kit includes everything a cutman may need
  • Ideal for boxing, MMA, kickboxing, muay thai and any other full-contact sport
  • Corner kit comes in a Steroplast Sports Bag
  • A cornerman has to deal with cuts and blood fast, so having the tools ready is ideal
  • The corner kit will have you prepared for every fight

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Boxing First Aid Kits: A Complete Guide

As with all martial arts, boxing comes with inevitable cuts, scrapes, and even broken bones. With your opponent seeking to knock you out in the ring, knowing that all the correct first aid is right on hand is essential. You need to protect your body, not just from injuries in the bout but also from the long-term effects of engaging in a combat sport.

First aid isn’t just about ensuring you’ve got the proper boxing first aid kit. It’s also about awareness of risks, common injuries and how to mitigate them, and adequate safety equipment–not to mention training. In this article, we’ll cover everything.

Most Common Boxing Injuries

Let’s look at the most common boxing injuries and how you can prevent them.


A concussion is a severe injury and one that is very commonplace in boxing. A blow to the head can cause the brain to move about inside the skull, leading to confusion and disorientation and, more severely, brain damage.

Having a well-trained cutman or cornerman on hand who can spot a concussion is vital as proper treatment will need to be given as quickly as possible if you do have a concussion. Reduce the chance of a concussion by wearing correctly fitted headgear and a mouthpiece.

Strain Injuries

A strain is an overstretched or torn tendon or muscle. Strain injuries are widespread in boxing and primarily affect the hands and wrists but also affect the back, neck, ankles, and feet. When a strain occurs, your body will need some time to recover, and rest is vital. This can complicate things if you are in the middle of a season.

Avoiding strain injuries is the best way to ensure you don’t lose out on fighting. Stretching thoroughly before a bout and after can significantly reduce the chance of a strain injury, as can proper hand and wrist wrapping with the right equipment.

If you experience a strain injury, immediately icing the area will help to minimise pain and swelling. Include an instant ice pack in your first aid kit.

Facial Injuries

Facial injuries are regular in boxing as each opponent aims for the other’s face. Bruises, cuts, grazes, and broken and fractured bones can result from a match or, more commonly, from a sparring session.

While facial injuries won’t affect your performance, it’s essential to address them as early as possible to help your face heal. Infection, scarring and permanent disfigurement can all occur due to facial injuries.

Your cornerman or cutman should deal with any lacerations by applying topical antiseptic with a clean cotton swab. Reduce the chance of cuts and friction burns by applying petroleum jelly to the face to allow punches to slide off the skin.

Bennett’s Fracture

Bennett’s fracture is a type of wrist fracture that affects the tiny, delicate bones connecting the wrist to the forearm. This is a common boxing injury resulting from direct, sudden impact that comes from punching a hard surface such as a bony part of the opponent’s body.

Bennett’s fracture will need to be treated professionally. A doctor will re-set your bones back into place, and the recovery time can be up to eight weeks. Immediately following a Bennett’s Fracture, the best thing to do is seek medical attention. Be sure to rest your wrist and support your wrist, and don’t put any tension on it until it can be examined.

Properly wrapping your wrists will help protect them from this sort of injury. Read our guide to find out how to correctly wrap your wrists for boxing.

Dislocated Shoulder

A dislocated shoulder results from the humerus bone being shifted away from the scapula due to sudden extreme force. Missed punches and falling in an awkward position can cause the shoulder to come out of the socket and be dislocated. This can be very painful.

If not treated properly, your long-term control over your shoulder could be affected, and its shape could be distorted. A dislocated shoulder should be dealt with by a healthcare professional. Support the arm by placing something soft like a blanket between the arm and body, and use a triangular bandage to hold your arm close to the body, bent at the elbow while you wait.

Bruises and Cuts

In general, cuts and bruises are unavoidable in boxing, and all boxers will experience them at some point. While these won’t affect your performance, it’s essential to clean and treat cuts with antiseptic to avoid infection and ice any severe bruises to discourage swelling in those areas.

Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles Tendinopathy is an overuse or over-damage injury that can result from multiple minor or major injuries to the Achilles tendon. Stretching and wearing the right, properly fitting boots is vital to protect your Achilles tendons to reduce the chance of injury.

A good physiotherapist will be able to help you learn and carry out exercises that help to heal your tendon. However, this is a chronic injury that will take a long time to heal and may return later.

Boxer’s Knuckle

Boxer’s Knuckle can result from hitting too hard or without a good technique. It affects the first knuckle of a finger and the surrounding area and can damage bone, tendon, muscle, and skin. Boxer’s Knuckle can be complicated to fix and will require work with a professional physiotherapist.

To avoid Boxer’s Knuckle, make sure you know how to hit correctly so that your hands absorb impact properly. Learn how to wrap your hands and wrists to help absorb impact and make sure you wear suitable gloves when you need to.

Boxing First Aid Kit Essentials

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Medical Kit – Boxing

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The Stersport Boxing Medical Kit was designed by a team of sports physiotherapists with the input of professional boxing coaches, cutmen, and cornermen. The kit supports boxers with first aid essentials. It contains 130 items to assist with the most common boxing-related injuries.

There are some first aid supplies that you’ll always find in a sports first aid kit. This boxing kit is ideal for boxing, Muay Thai, kickboxing, MMA, and other mainstream combat sports. We cover essential sports first aid supplies in our blog.

Boxing Safety Precautions

Safety in boxing is all about preparing for injuries. A great many boxing injuries can take weeks or months to heal, even returning chronically or causing permanent damage, so preventing them is invaluable to keeping your body in good condition.

Boxing England offers some essential guidance on the most critical aspects of safety in boxing, namely:

  • 1. Wear the right equipment. The kind that is well made by a trusted boxing brand and appropriately fits you. Essentials are mouthguards, hand protection, cup protectors or chest protectors, a shirt to absorb sweat, and headgear.

  • 2. Pre-bout checks. Before every bout, each boxer should have a medical examination to ensure they’re fit to fight. It’s also essential to check fighters are equally matched on weight and age group.

  • 3. Reporting concerns. If you think something isn’t right, if you need like you aren’t safe, or if you see someone else in danger, report it to your regional boxing association. Boxing can become dangerous and violent if it’s not organised and overseen correctly.

Boxing CPR training

Boxing Safety and First Aid Training

Having a fully stocked first aid kit is a responsible step in making sure you or your boxer is as safe as possible, but you need to know what you’re doing with all this equipment. When an injury strikes, you need to act quickly to help them. If your boxer goes into cardiac arrest, you only have two minutes to start administering CPR. 

First aid training isn’t only about giving your fighter support. It’s also vital to be compliant with the regulations of the British Boxing Board of Control, the UK national governing body of boxing. 

All licensed boxing trainers and seconds must hold a British Boxing Board of Control First Aid Certificate to prove they know what to do in an emergency and can protect their fighters. Ensure you have adequate training so you don’t get penalised or put your fighter in danger.