A Little about Boxing, Boxers and Fans

“In this corner standing at 260 pounds, George Foreman!” You’ve heard something like this at a boxing match, right? Boxing is a high- octane sport with heavy preparation, a rich history and pulls in loads of fans and players alike!

Did you know that boxing originates from Ancient Greece on 688 B.C? The Greeks thought that in Olympus(The home of many Greek gods.)the gods boxed.(Not entirely sure.can’t find solid enough information.)This is why they added boxing to the Olympics. Even though boxing started in Greece,this was a different version of boxing. It was open knuckle boxing with no rounds and the way to win was for your opponent to accept defeat or for them to not have the ability to keep going.

Did you know that each boxing match must be no more than 12 rounds? Probably not. Well, let me tell you about the rules and equipment of boxing. The main goal of Boxing is to knock your opponent to the ground .So, he can’t get up after a 10-second count by the referee or to K.O(Knock-out) your opponent.There are many rules so boxing isn’t just an old-fashioned prison brawl.Like, “You cannot hit below the belt, hold, trip, kick, headbutt, wrestle, bite, spit on or push your opponent. or you cannot punch your opponent’s back, or the back of his head or neck (known as a rabbit punch) or in the kidneys (kidney punch).” Now onto the equipment. All you need is boxing gloves,protective gear,apparel and training gear.

There are many different types of boxers and fans but their all the same because they all enjoy the sport.There are many different techniques of boxing but,the main three are brawlers,out-boxers and swarmers. A brawler usually has a great amount of power and durability. This is why they usually knock their enemies quick because they endure the opponents punches until they can land heavy blows. One well known brawler is George Foreman. An out- boxer is very different from a brawler.An out-boxer is usually quick on his feet, and generally having long arms and less power than a brawler.Usually, out-boxers out manoeuvre their opponents winning by point decisions rather than knockout.A famous out-boxer is Muhammed Ali. A swarmer usually tries to overwhelm his opponent with a group of quick punches taking away an opponent’s timing and space. One famous swarmer is Julio Cesar Chavez.

Fans seem to love this sport not just because it’s about a man hurting another man but, to see one man triumph over his adversary.      

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