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It’s essential that boxers monitor their health regularly so that any issues are identified that could negatively impact on their boxing and health in the long term.
It is important that you bring your form along with any other necessary documents, you must disclose any injuries or illnesses that could be relevant.
Summerfield Healthcare’s GPs are approved by England Boxing to complete medicals. Our GPs are specially trained to complete England Boxing medicals in our state of the art, modern medical centres. The cost of an England Boxing medical is £59 including VAT at all of our clinics; based in Birmingham, Shrewsbury & Wolverhampton.
Our private medical centres are conveniently located and meet the needs of families in a wide surrounding area.
33 Newton Road
Birmingham B43 6AA
Building 1, Charlesworth Ct.
Hotspur Park, Battlefield,
Shrewsbury SY1 3AB
8 Tettenhall Road,
7 Ashtree Court, Cardiff Gate Business Park
Cardiff CF23 8RW
A boxing medical is required for those wanting to participate in competitive boxing, even for amateur fights. A medical examination of boxers typically consists of tests including:
Blood tests are not normally required as part of a boxing medical, but if the clinician feels that they are necessary, the checks normally conducted include HIV, Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, Hepatitis C Antibody, and other STDs.
If you are wanting to get involved in boxing, or are looking to spar or fight competitively, we can help you with your boxing medical requirements. Whether you are a keen amateur or looking to step up to fighting competitively or are looking to get a licence to step up to the pro ranks, our boxing medicals with qualified professionals are just what you need.
The reason for a boxing medical is to check that there are not any underlying issues that could put the boxer at risk during training sessions, sparring or during an organised bout. Knowing that there are no health issues will give the boxer confidence that their body can stand up to the rigours of boxing training, sparring and contests.
Anyone wanting to take part in sparring – defined as boxing training where the blows are delivered to the target area with significant but reduced force – must have a medical with a boxing-registered doctor or their own GP. Sparring is not permitted for those under the age of 10 years old.
If you need a licence to fight in the UK, you will have to undergo a medical examination to determine if you are fit to fight. A review of your medical history will be undertaken, along with an eye examination and urinalysis.
If you are looking to apply for a Professional Boxers License you will be required to undertake a full medical on application as well as annually for the duration of the license. It is also a requirement that the applicant has an MRI/MRA scan on application and every year they have the licence. Also, to ensure the health and safety of a competitor at an event, the boxer needs to undertake a pre-contest medical.
Generally, there isn’t an age too old to start boxing as long as you are physically fit enough to do so. However, as you get older there are increasing risks to your health if you get involved with contact sports. For this reason, England Boxing have made it a requirement to undertake a medical yearly.
Our GPs are specially trained to complete England Boxing medicals in our state of the art, modern medical centres. The cost of an England Boxing medical is £59 including VAT, and can normally be completed within a 15-20 minute GP consultation.
Although Summerfield Healthcare is a private practice our fees are low cost and structured with you in mind. Initial consultation fees are listed below:
Dr Gill obtained her medical degree at Warwick Medical School before undertaking GP training in Wolverhampton and Walls. Dr Gill has nearly 10 years experience in general practice, working in a number of GP surgeries with different population groups. She has gained experience in a wide range of medical presentations and provides a holistic approach to her patients.
Dr Sundeep Sidhu is a GP with professional interests in all aspects of women’s health. She completed her GP training at the Oxford Deanery and also gained a diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
General Practitioner / Medical Director
Dr Vivake Roddah is a GP with professional interests in Dermatology, Minor surgery and Occupational Medicine. He completed his GP training in the Oxford Deanery and has had the opportunity of working with patients from many different backgrounds.