What is tag team boxing? Rules explained for Misfits fight
04.03.2023 - 15:43
Tag-team boxing takes place on the Misfits card tonight. Jay Swingler vs Nichlmao will headline MF & DAZN: X Series 005 as the new series continues at the Telford International Centre on Saturday evening.
KSI has partnered with DAZN and Wasserman Promotions to form the new event which is set create a new audience for the sport of boxing. With exhibitions having taken place so far, this weekend will see the first tag team rules fight taking place as Luis Alcaraz Pineda and BDave fight Ice Poseidon and Anthony Vargas.
The first team, ‘Los Pineda Coladas’ will feature Pineda and BDave following their fight against each other in January. Meanwhile, their opponents will be dubbed ‘D-Generation Ice’, with the undercard event taking a large share of the interest ahead of this weekend's event.
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The move takes the Misfits branch of the sport closer to WWE and further away from serious sanctioned fights, with the new venture having been criticised for the dangers it poses to amateur fighters.
However, there is an extensive list of rules which has been published by talkSPORT, which reads as follows:
1.1. A tag team fight shall consist of two teams of two boxers.
1.2. During the tag team fight one member of each team (the ‘fighter’) shall partake in the fight, subject to normal boxing rules.
1.3. The member of each team not partaking in the tag team fight (the ‘substitute’) shall stand on the apron outside the ropes of the ring and behind their team’s corner.
1.4. Each team shall be free to determine which member of the team shall be the fighter at the start of each round of the tag team fight.
1.5. The substitute may not enter the ring unless tagged