The ring, the most visual equipment of a boxing event which focuses all eyes in the stadium is usually between 4.90 m square and 6.10 m square. The boxers representing red and blue corners compete in the ring, showing admirable offence and defence in the process. Four corners of the ring are arranged in the following way: the red corner which is the nearer left-side ring corner facing the Jury is opposite the blue corner; while the other two corners are white and called neutral corners.
When you watch a boxing competition, you can not miss the four fixed posts standing at each corner. Three or four ropes with a diameter of 3-5 cms are tightly drawn from the posts so as to prevent the boxers from falling out of the ring. For the same purpose the platform beyond the line of the ropes is at least 46 cm.
In order to increase stablisation, the ropes are joined on each side, at equal intervals, by two pieces of close textured canvas 3 to 4 cm wide. All ropes are covered with a soft or smooth material in order not to scratch the boxers when they make extensive contact with the ropes.
Boxing competitions have strict guidelines for the competing infrastructure. The floor of the ring, usually covered with felt or rubber, should be smooth and secure, over which the canvas should be stretched in place so that the boxers can move freely without any potential for tripping or falling. Boxers can not compete on a floor with uneven surfaces!
At certain times two rings cabn be used, particularly for international and other important championships, due to the number of participants. There is an obvious difference between the sound of the two bells of these rings to differentiate them and avoid disturbances.
Other equipment including steps, seats, plastic bags (normally for the referee to dispose of the cotton used to nurse bleedings) etc. are seen around the ring. All this equipment indicates the development of boxing and its concerted endeavour to provide a successful competition and a safe sport.