The definition of Boxing

Boxing is a combat sport in which two players fight against each other by using their will, reflexes, endurance, speed and strength. They also throw punches with gloves wearing on their hands against each other. Interestingly the game of boxing is also known as a sweet science, English boxing, Pugilism, Western Boxing and gentleman’s sport. The players involved in the game of boxing are called boxers. Most of the time, the boxers focus on punching and striking each other. The origin of the modern boxing is believed to be in the United Kingdom.

Brief History of Boxing

As most of the games take us back to the ancient history of Greece, boxing too is no different. It is said that the game of boxing was accepted by the ancient Greeks during the BCE 688. It continued to be played like that till 18th century  and in the 19th century, United Kingdom brought the modern boxing game to the world and later it was spread in the United States as well. Previously the soldiers were trained by the ancient Rome generals by wrapping a leather thong around their fists to combat their enemy. Slowly it became a sport and various kinds of things started to be worn by the players. Often the Kings used to arrange fights between the slaves.

After the fall of the Roman Empire the modern boxing came into the picture. Although it was almost wiped off from the memories, but resurfaced in Britain. During the early 16th century it used to be called ‘bare knuckle boxing’ and then prize fighting as well. It had no written rules nor it had divisions like weights or rounds. The first time the boxing rules were introduced was in 1943 by Jack Broughton, who himself was a champion and it was called the Broughton’s rules. Later on the rules were amended in 1838 as ‘London prize ring rules’, in 1867 as ‘Marquees of Queensberry rules’ and finally in 1882 the current rule was introduced.

Different Weight Class in Boxing

  • Heavyweight
  • Junior Heavyweight
  • Cruiserweight
  • Light heavyweight
  • Super Middleweight
  • Middleweight
  • Super Welterweight
  • Junior Welterweight
  • Welterweight
  • Light welterweight
  • Super Lightweight
  • Lightweight
  • Junior Lightweight
  • Super featherweight
  • Featherweight
  • Junior Featherweight
  • Bantamweight
  • Junior Bantamweight
  • Super Flyweight
  • Flyweight
  • Junior Flyweight
  • Light Flyweight
  • Mini Flyweight
  • Minimum Weight
  • Straw Weight

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