Boxing is a combat sport in which two people throw punches at each other for a predetermined amount of time in a boxing ring. Amateur boxing is both an Olympic and Commonwealth Games sport and is a standard fixture in most international games. Boxing evolved from 16th- and 18th-century prizefights, largely in Great Britain, to the forerunner of modern boxing in the mid-19th century with the 1867 introduction of the Marquess of Queensberry Rules.
About Boxing in brief
Boxing is a combat sport in which two people throw punches at each other for a predetermined amount of time in a boxing ring. Amateur boxing is both an Olympic and Commonwealth Games sport and is a standard fixture in most international games. Boxing evolved from 16th- and 18th-century prizefights, largely in Great Britain, to the forerunner of modern boxing in the mid-19th century with the 1867 introduction of the Marquess of Queensberry Rules. The earliest known depiction of boxing comes from a Sumerian relief in Iraq from the 3rd millennium BC. The Mahabharata describes two combatants boxing with clenched fists and fighting with kicks, finger strikes, knee strikes and headbutts. Duels were often fought to the death. In Ancient Greece boxing was a well developed sport and enjoyed consistent popularity. In Olympic terms, it was first introduced in the 23rd Olympiad, 688 BC. Boxing was a popular spectator sport in Ancient Rome. Fighters protected their knuckles with leather thongs wrapped around their fists. Eventually harder leather was used and the thong became a weapon. Metal studs were introduced to the thongs to make the cestus. There are detailed records of various fist-fighting sports that were maintained in Italy between the 12th and 17th centuries. Fighting Boy was a sport in ancient Rus called Kulnachiy or Fisty Boy. As the wearing of swords became less common, there was renewed interest in fists.
The sport resurfaced in England during the early 16th century in the early form of bare-knuckle boxing. This is also the time when the word ‘boxing’ came to be used to refer to the very different form of boxing that was very different in Mr Figgests and Mr Contests. The first account of a bareknuckle fight in England appeared in 1681 in the London Mercury and the first English English boxing champion was James Figg in 1719. The word ‘boxing’ was first used to describe the sport in very different ways in the 17th century, when it was referred to as ‘Mr Figgies’ and ‘Mr Contests’ The sport was also known as ‘Boxing Boy’ or ‘Fistiy Boy’ in different cities that that different cities called ‘Kulnachy Boy’ It was also called ‘Boxer Boy’ by some boxing enthusiasts and ‘Boxers’ Boy’ was a name given to a boxer who fought with his fists in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Boxing is overseen by a referee over a series of one-to-three-minute intervals called rounds. A winner can be resolved before the completion of the rounds when a referee deems an opponent incapable of continuing, disqualification of an opponent, or resignation of an opponents. In the event that both fighters gain equal scores from the judges, professional bouts are considered a draw. There were no rounds and boxers fought until one of them acknowledged defeat or could not continue.