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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:51 pm 
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Boxing (pugilism, prize fighting, the sweet science or in Greek pygmachia) is a martial art and combat sport in which two people engage in a contest of strength, and test their reflexes, and endurance by throwing punches with gloved hands.

Amateur boxing is an Olympic and Commonwealth sport and is a common fixture in most of the major international games - it also has its own World Championships. Boxing is supervised by a referee over a series of one- to three-minute intervals called rounds. The result is decided when an opponent is deemed incapable to continue by a referee, is disqualified for breaking a rule, resigns by throwing in a towel, or is pronounced the winner or loser based on the judges' scorecards at the end of the contest.

The birth hour of boxing as a sport may be its acceptance by the ancient Greeks as an Olympic game as early as 688 BC. Boxing evolved from 16th- and 18th-century prizefights, largely in Great Britain, to the forerunner of modern boxing in the mid-19th century, again initially in Great Britain and later in the United States. In 2004, ESPN ranked boxing as the most difficult sport in the world.

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Professional boxing remains by far the most popular form of the sport globally, though amateur boxing is dominant in Cuba and some former Soviet republics. For most fighters, an amateur career, especially at the Olympics, serves to develop skills and gain experience in preparation for a professional career. - WIKIPEDIA

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:14 pm 
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The first documented account of a bare-knuckle fight in England appeared in 1681 in the London Protestant Mercury, and the first English bare-knuckle champion was James Figg in 1719. This is also the time when the word "boxing" first came to be used. It should be noted, that this earliest form of modern boxing was very different. Contests in Mr. Figg's time, in addition to fistfighting, also contained fencing and cudgeling. On 6 January 1681, the first recorded boxing match took place in Britain when Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle (and later Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica) engineered a bout between his butler and his butcher with the latter winning the prize.

Early fighting had no written rules. There were no weight divisions or round limits, and no referee. In general, it was extremely chaotic. The first boxing rules, called the Broughton's rules, were introduced by champion Jack Broughton in 1743 to protect fighters in the ring where deaths sometimes occurred. Under these rules, if a man went down and could not continue after a count of 30 seconds, the fight was over. Hitting a downed fighter and grasping below the waist were prohibited.

Broughton also invented and encouraged the use of "mufflers", a form of padded gloves, which were used in training and exhibitions. The first paper on boxing was published in the early 1700s by a successful Cornish Wrestler from Bunnyip, Cornwall named Sir Thomas Parkyns who was a Physics student of Sir Isaac Newton & added it to his style and the paper was actually a single page in his extensive Wrestling & Fencing manual that entailed a system of headbutting, punching, eye gouging, chokes & hard throws not common in modern Boxing.

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Sonny Boy Jaro stunned the world in March when he stopped Thai legend Pongsaklek Wonjongkam in six rounds in a bout that has now been named the BLH Upset of the Year for 2012.

On March 2 in Thailand, legendary flyweight champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam took to the ring for what was expected to be a routine title defense against Filipino banger Sonny Boy Jaro, a limited journeyman foe who had 10 losses to his name and wasn't expected to be anything more than a potentially game challenger who would be outclassed and easily defeated.

Jaro talked himself up big before the fight, which most ignored. Then, he delivered. Flooring Pongsaklek in the first, third, and sixth rounds (twice), he physically overpowered a shaky champion on a rainy day in Chonburi, forcing referee Yuji Fukuchi to stop the beatdown in the sixth round, with Pongsaklek crumbled on the canvas.

Jaro's title reign wouldn't last, as he dropped the WBC title to Toshiyuki Igarashi by split decision in July. But for four months, he was the recognized world champion at 112 pounds, and nobody really saw it coming.

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Nonito Donaire Jr. is the No. 1 Fighter of the Year 2012, no doubt about it.

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UFC is inching closer to boxing's popularity ...


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Dodong Alicaba wrote:
UFC is inching closer to boxing's popularity ...


not quite bro

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boxing_the_no1_sport wrote:
Dodong Alicaba wrote:
UFC is inching closer to boxing's popularity ...


not quite bro


in terms of purse, ppv buys, sponsorships, boxing still tops

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boxing_the_no1_sport wrote:
boxing_the_no1_sport wrote:
Dodong Alicaba wrote:
UFC is inching closer to boxing's popularity ...


not quite bro


in terms of purse, ppv buys, sponsorships, boxing still tops


You mean this? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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ufc is brutal fighting not sport

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:24 am 
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Boxing conquers the world

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Not even close...SOCCER!!!


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MoneyPack wrote:
Not even close...SOCCER!!!


its boxing bro...soccer is a team sport

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Mayweather and Pacquiao are among the highest paid atheletes

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