Best Boxers In Wonderland: A Tale Of two Worlds, Boxing is a combat sport in which 2 people, usually wear protective gloves and throw punches at each other for a predetermined amount of time in the boxing ring. The result is decided when the opponent is deemed incapable to continue by the referee. While humans have fought in hand handy combat since the dawn of the human story, the earliest proof of fist-fighting sporting contest dates back to the traditional Near East within the third and 2d millennium before Christ. Boxing evolved from sixteenth and 18th-century prize-fights, for the most part in the nice UK. The earliest proverbial depiction of boxing comes from the Sumerian relief in the Asian nations within the third millennium before Christ.
Records of Classical boxing disappeared after the fall of the Western Roman Empire when the wearing of weapons became common once again and interest in fighting with fist waned. As the wearing of swords became less common, there was a renewed interest in fencing with the fist.
Through the late 19th century the martial art of boxing or prize-fighting was primarily a sport of dubious legitimacy. The sports rising from illegal venues and outlawed prize fighting has become one of the largest million billion dollars sports today. A majority of young talents still come from poverty in strict areas all around the world.
Though there is a number of boxers let us talk about the fans’ top 5 greatest boxers of all time.
The greatest was only one of the best heavyweights of all time, he was also one of the most colorful. He won the gold medal at the 1960 Olympics and went on to become the 1st boxer to win the heavyweight title 3times. All finished his career with a 56-5 record with Kos. His most well-known fights include a trilogy with Joe Frazier against George Foreman.
SUGAR RAY ROBINSON:
Robinson was an 80-0 as an amateur with 69 of those victories coming by the way of knockout, 40 in the 1st round. He turned the professional in 1940 at the age of 19 and by 1951 had a professional record of 128-1-2 with 84 knockouts. He held the welterweight title from 1946- 1951. He also won the middleweight title in the latter year. He retired in 1952, only to come back 2 and a half years later and regain the middleweight title in 1995.
He is the only heavyweight champion in the history of boxing to retire with an undefeated record. He finished with a 49-0 record with 43 knockouts. Joe Louis’ final fight. The Rock notched 2 wins over Jersey Joe Wolcott and in his final fight, he also recorded a win over the legendary Archie Moore in 1995 but never went through it.
He was a heavyweight champion for 140 consecutive months including 25 successful defenses- all records for the division. He finished his career with a record of 65-3 with 51 Kos. Louis’ 1st loss came in the hands of German Max Schmeling, but he avenged his loss in classic fashion. Louis knocked Schmeling down 3 times before his trainer threw in the towel after just 2.04 into the 1st round. Schmeling, who symbolized Nazi German, threw only 2 punches.
He is the youngest ever heavyweight champion ever and won 37 fights before being upset by James Buster Douglas in 1990. In 1992 he was convicted for the rape and served 3years in prison. He won 2 titles upon his return but fell to Evander Holyfield and then lost the rematch. He got a title match with Lennox Lewis as well but lost. Tyson was one of the most feted boxers of all times, but his lack of big-name opponents hurts his overall stand.
Just like in all other games this game is also surrounded by a number of rules. In general, the boxers are prohibited from hitting below the belt, holding, tripping, biting or spitting. The boxers’ shorts are raised so that the opponent is not allowed to hit the groin area with the intent to cause pain or injury to his opponent.
Throughout the 17th to 19th-century boxing bouts were motivated by money, as the fighters compete for prize-money where the promoters controlled the gate and the spectators bet on the result. The modern Olympic movement revived interest in amateur sports and amateur boxing became on Olympic sports in 1908. Amateur boxing may be found at the collegiate level, at the Olympic games or commonwealth games.
Besides this must also be kept in mind that it does not involve in any kind of damage to the bones of our body. Since it is forceful, repetitive punching involved care and precaution must be taken properly before entering the ring. The most common way is to get to practice with boxing gloves and wrist wraps.