When Did Boxing Start?


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anup maurya Profile
anup maurya answered
History of boxing dates back to the ancient times, it was depicted on the walls of tombs of Beni Hasan in Egypt, from about 2000 to 1500 BC. Boxing was part of the ancient Olympics and was a brutal sport at that time, resulting in the death of one of the opponent.

During the 17th Century it was a combination of wrestling and boxing. The word "boxing" was first used in England in the 18th century. In 1719, American James Figg, an expert fencer and boxer, opened the first boxing academy in London. Figg was the first world champion in the history of the game. His pupil, Jack Broughton, was the first to devise the rules of boxing in 1743 to protect the fighters to a certain extent.

After the death of one of his opponents (George Stevenson), Jack proposed the bout to end as soon as one of the opponents fell down and unable to get up in 30 seconds. Jack also invented the first boxing gloves to protect the face and hands fro blows.
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Sudipa Sarkar answered
In the history of boxing, many times people have felt boxing was too cruel or barbaric, and they wanted to stop it. But the first boxing sessions were very much non humanistic. Boxing was a very popular game in ancient Greece and the boxers performed at the Olympic Games and other public games. But in that time, instead of gloves, the fighters wore the cestus. The cestus was a wrapping of leather studded with lead or bronze plates. A blow from a cestus could be quite damaging. After the decline of Roman Empire boxing disappeared until it was revived in England at the beginning of 18th century. Boxing soon became a fashionable sport and remained for 100 years.

In that time the fights were decided with bare fists and many of them lasted for several hours. Wrestling and throwing were allowed in that time. It was so tough that a round ended only when a man was knocked down, and the time between rounds varied. The public protested against this kind of brutal boxing and to save the game padded gloves began to be used.

In 1867, came the big step that brought boxing back into favour. The Marquis of Queensberry brought in a set of rules that made many improvements like the time limitation of rounds, interval between rounds etc. Those rules were adopted all over the world and the rules governing boxing today are based on them. Until the 20th century, there was little boxing outside England and United States, but since it has spread all over the world.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
2000 b.c.
RDX Sports Profile
RDX Sports , Flash back of boxing ..., answered

Early depiction of boxing from the 3rd millennium BC, boxing was a very popular spectator sport in ancient Rome where no ring was defined neither any rules for the boxing. Then the classical boxing disappeared with fall of Roman empire, but the Modern boxing emerged in Britain and in 1867, the Marquess of Queensberry Rules drafted By John Chambers for amateur championships held at London for Lightweights, Middleweights and Heavyweights The rules were published then.

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katherine smith , katherine, answered

boxing is a combat sport.In boxing have two people wearing protective gloves throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring.

Boxing as an organized sport may be its acceptance by the ancient Greeks as an Olympic game in BC 688. 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.

Mark Brookshire Profile
Mark Brookshire answered
The ancient Greeks provide us our first historical records of boxing as a formal sport. Modern boxing evolved in Europe, particularly Great Britain.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
From about 2000 years back

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