1.Origin of Boxing in 18th century
In ancient Greece,boxing was a popular amateur competitive sport and was included in the first Olympic Games.In ancient Rome boxers often wore the cestus,a metal-studded leather hand covering with which they killed their opponents.In the 18th Century boxing was played for money.The sport lost its popularity after the fall of the Roman Empire.
2.Amateur and professional boxing
There are two types of Boxing exists they are Amateur and professional.Amateur boxing is both an Olympic and Commonwealth Games sport.The result is declared when an opponent is deemed incapable to continue by a referee and is disqualified for breaking a rule.Professional boxing are fought for a purse that is divided between the boxers as deter
3.Gloves are deadly
Everyone thinks that boxing gloves are for protection of fighters.But the main function of boxing gloves are to make their hits more stronger and more dramatic.It is more dangerous to fight with gloves than without them.
4.Muhammad Ali never refused to sign an autograph
The old tale goes that Ali’s hero,Sugar Ray Robinson,refused to sign an autograph for him when he was young.Never wanting to make anyone succumb to the feeling Robinson bestowed upon him,The greatest made sure to sign every single autograph and pose for every single picture he asked for.
5.Gloves haven’t always been a necessity
Bare Knuckle boxing still exists today in its own right while many sanctioned boxing fights were contested without gloves as late as the 1920’s.You had never see some of the world’s biggest stars stepping in the ring without gloves today,however.
6. Chessboxing is a Real Boxing
Unbelievable,A Chessboxing fight consists of 11 rounds,6 rounds of chess and 5 rounds of boxing.Each round lasts three minutes,regardless of whether it involves chess or boxing.Players alternate between a round of chess and a round of boxing untill one is declared winner either by checkmate or technical stoppage.
7.Boxers are still Dying in the Ring today
Many boxers ,back in the day,died due to lack of rules or metal included in the opponents gloves.Thankfully those were both eradicated.So much so that the fatality rate has dropped significantly.However,there are still many deaths of boxers with at least 200 since 1980.The most recent of which was Braydon Smith,an australian boxer who died less than two days after a fight in march this year.
8.Boxing day is celebrated after Christmas
December 26th is celebrated as Boxing day after Christmas in former British Common wealth nations.It is a day when churches open their poor boxes for donations that day.
9.Head injuries in boxing
Boxing is a sport filled with blows to the head. That’s why it has been a testing ground for scientists interested in studying head injuries. Many discoveries about head injuries have come from the world of boxing, and many of them are grim.