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Boxing is one of the oldest combat sports that are still around today. The sport has a long history with origins pointing to ancient Egypt through depictions on tomb walls. In modern-day Iraq, stone carvings also suggest boxing existed early in the region.
In Greece, two men would sit in front of each other with their hands wrapped in leather and punch each other until one of them fell to the ground. Fast-forward to 393 AD when boxing was banned because citizens regarded it as too violent. However, it surfaced again in 16th century England. Boxing became a means to settle disputes among the rich. The term ‘prizefighters’ emerged during this period because wealthy men would place wagers on certain fights.
Boxing took shape when Jack Broughton started a boxing school and helped to create the first set of rules. Apart from being a champion between 1734 and 1758, he was responsible for inventing mufflers—what we know today as boxing gloves. He challenged the wealthy class to participate in fights rather than sponsor them. Consequently, the sport became popular and spread across the Atlantic Ocean to America.
At first, nobody took to the sport—until Theodore Roosevelt expressed his interest. He believed that boxing helped “to vent out man’s animal spirit,” which is why he continued to box after he was elected into office.
Currently, there are two types of boxing: amateur and professional. Amateur boxing was an Olympic sport in 1908, consisting of three to four rounds. Fighters gained points for the number of clean blows that they delivered regardless of the impact. Protective headgear was a requirement to reduce the risk of injury, and certain areas of the body were strictly prohibited, such as below the belt, near the kidney, and behind the head.
Professional boxing eliminates all forms of protective gear, and only punches below the belt are not allowed. A pro match contains 12 rounds, which is ample time for boxers to express themselves to the extreme.
The National Boxing Association (NBA) was established in 1927 as an official boxing organisation. The association organised championships for the best athletes in the sport and established a new vision for the ethics and popularity of boxing. Today, we have three boxing organisations: the International Boxing Federation (IBF), the World Boxing Association (WBA), and the World Boxing Council (WBC).
Boxing has an interesting history—here are some unique facts about the sport that you probably didn’t know:
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