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One of the common things which Boxers involve in their training is skipping, this is a very important part of Boxing as a lot of Boxing skills is dependent on good footwork, skipping helps with that, it also helps with your balance. The different ways which you can skip are unbelievable, I point this out as there are so many different things which you can do with a skipping rope which can take a lot of time to master, great boxers like Floyd Mayweather often illustrate such amazing skills with the skipping rope. Floyd also showed how durable he is as a fighter by being a small man and doing well against a much bigger man, this was clearly illustrated when he destroyed the smart Youtuber Logan Paul who made his name to fame entirely on Youtube and here at the end of 2021 has fought with the some of the biggest names in the fighting sports including ex UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley who he beat on points in the first match, and in the recent second match he knocked Woodley out, previously Logan knocked out Woodley’s friend in the first round, this friend is another mixed martial arts fighter called Ben Askren. As Ben Askren is entirely embarrassed about his performance against Logan Paul he keeps running jokes about his loss to Logan, but personally I think deep down inside the lost really hurts him hurts him, Woodley is now also doing the same thing.

I really believe if you have built your career on multiple wins and then you start going downhill and you’ve run out of money so you start to take on challenges you believe you can win and you lose it really does bring into question how good are you. I personally think Tyron was a good fighter, but I think he is a long shot from calling himself one of the greatest fighters all time.

People can put down Logan Paul all they want, for me personally he is worth his weight in gold, and I really hope he can be only smarter than he has been so far and make more money and above all retire with his brain fully in tact. One of the common things with many boxers and fighters in general they just do not know when they’ve passed their peak and refuse to accept it when they start losing one match after the other, Tyron Woodley is a good example of that as he has lost his last 6 fights and keeps making excuses as to why he keeps losing, anything but I do have the speed and the skill set I did a year or two ago. The other thing is when you keep harping on about what a great champion you were then an almost complete unknown who has promoted himself entirely on Youtube alone comes out and knocks you out in my opinion it shatters your legacy.

Brief history of boxing Antiquity up to the 17th century

boxen_altertumThe first documented fistfights for entertainment purposes took place in Egypt 3000 years ago. In the two thousand years an early form of boxing spread in the Aegean region. The fistfight (Pancras) was first used in 688 BC. In ancient Greece at the 23rd Olympic Games. In ancient Rome, fistfighting was mainly demonstrated in gladiatorial fights. However, it cannot be determined exactly how old the fistfight really is, as 7000-year-old representations show that similar fights were also fought at that time. The Hellenistic bronze statue of the pugilist from Quirinal is an impressive testimony to this. Evidence shows that fistfighting was part of cults and ceremonies in ancient India, China, Korea and Russia as well as among the indigenous peoples of America and Africa. These forms of fistfight had nothing to do with boxing in the modern sense. There were hardly any rules for this.

The Road to the Queensberry Rulebook from 1892

boxen_queensberryThe origins of modern boxing lie in Victorian England in the 17th and 18th centuries. In 1681 the Duke of Albemarle organized the first battle recorded in writing. Since 1698 boxing events have been held regularly in the Royal Theater of London. The first (minimal) rules of modern times were drawn up by the fencing master James Figg. In 1719 Figg won the first official boxing tournament since ancient times and became the Champion of England. In 1743 the first larger set of rules (Broughton Rules) was published, which are sometimes also considered the first version of the London Prize Ring Rules (in the broader sense). You were no longer allowed to hit an opponent who was lying on the ground, low blows were also prohibited. In 1838 these were replaced by the London Ring Prize Rules in the narrower sense. The most important innovations: The introduction of a boxing ring, which did not exist before, and the bandaging of the hands to reduce injuries. On April 17, 1860, at Farnborough, Hampshire, there was a sensational, illegal boxing match between the 33-year-old, unofficial English heavyweight champion Thomas Sayers (since 1857, against William Perry) and the seven years younger, larger and heavier American John Carmel Heenan, known as “The Benicia Boy”. After a total of 37 laps in approx. 140 minutes, spectators stormed the ring; the fight was rated as a draw – both received a belt, but only Heenan called himself boxing world champion or English heavyweight champion. The passing of the “Anti-prize Fight Act” of 1861 in the wake of the illegal championship fight practically ended these events, much to the regret also of higher English social classes.

Late 19th and 20th centuries

Boxen_19-20jh Only after Sullivan’s successor Jim Corbett 1892 boxing was only Queensberry-style. On April 6, 1893, the longest boxing match in history took place. Andy Bowen and Jack Burke fought over 110 rounds (seven hours). The fight ended in a draw. At the time, however, there were some important rules that did not yet exist. Among other things, it was not until the 1920s that the boxer who had scored a knockdown was sent to the neutral corner; beforehand he could immediately knock the standing boxer to the ground again. It was only after the Second World War that the idea that a boxer knocked to the ground should always be counted to eight (mandatory eight-count) prevailed before the fight was resumed when the boxer got up again. Nowadays, gloves (eight or ten ounces) are also boxed with different gloves than those used at the end of the 19th century (four to six ounces). Such rule changes are not seen as a new set of rules. This is why it is said that the Queensberry Rules are still fought, even if the course of the fight is different today. Boxing celebrated its premiere as an Olympic sport at the 1904 Olympic Games in St. Louis.

Updated: on Thursday 23/12/2021 at 03:26 am