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The History of Boxing

Not surprisingly, the brutal sport of boxing has roots in prehistoric periods. The earliest records of boxing are from archaeological evidence discovered in Africa that are said to be dated around 4000 B.C. Of course, the sport's popularity spread and cave paintings that depicted boxing were found around 1500 B.C. in places such as the Mediterranean. Boxing then moved on to ancient Greece, where barbarians would sit face to face and punch each other until one of them was dead at times spikes and the like were used to quicken the process and most of the time the opponents were naked with the exception of wrappings to protect their arms. Fortunately, around 688 B.C., this form of boxing passed and boxers soon were practicing on punching bags and were allowed to wear leather straps and breastplates to protect their arms and chests. Boxing then took on many forms, depending on the country in which it grew popular. For example, China merged boxing with wrestling during the Zhou Dynasty and utilized a combin...

 


Buy Leather Boxing Gloves Online At The Most Affordable Rates

Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Lewis, Mike Tyson, some of the greatest boxing stars of all time; their great stories are inspirational. It is difficult not to get caught up in the excitement that boxing brings with it. Everyone wonders how did they select their boxing equipment. Because all the credit of their success goes to their boxing equipment, particularly those legendary gloves. Without top-notch gloves, their task would have been a little more difficult! So, here is how you select the best gloves for yourself, if you are into boxing. It is not as simple as you think to get the perfect pair of gloves for boxing. An individual cannot just walk in a sports store and ask for the best pair of gloves. A serious thought and proper research has to be put in for picking the best gloves. One of the best ways to get good gloves for boxing is to consult your trainer or instructor. What kind of activity or sports you are in is a major determinant of what kind of gloves will be the best for you. For example...

 


Boxing to Improve Lifestyle as well as Fitness

In recent times boxing has become a very popular form of fitness training. Many health club style gyms across Australia and the world operate boxing fitness classes (commonly termed boxfit) for the general public. These classes are boxing, but with the important exception of no contact, therefore utilising most of the fitness benefits that boxing provides. This popularity has turned to a stimulated interest in competitive boxing. No sport can provide the showmanship, action, drama and physical entertainment that boxing can. In Australia this has been shown in recent years by Anthony Mundine and Danny Green, and across the world by the likes of Floyd Mayweather and Roy Jones Jr.Boxing as a form of fitness training is certainly nothing new, in fact it could be said that it is the original form of fitness training, with the sport dating back many hundreds of years. I like to classify boxing fitness as an underground style of training, as it is an original form of fitness training. Fitness training with a purpose...

 




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