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Boxing is a martial art and combat sport in which two people engage in a contest of strength, reflexes, and endurance by throwing punches at an opponent with the goal of a knockout with gloved hands. also known as pugilism, prize fighting, the sweet science or in Greek pygmachia.

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Are there fewer professional heavyweight boxers today than there were in the Golden Age of boxing in the 1970s?

I've often heard that today there are far fewer professional heavyweight boxers than there were in the 1970s, particularly due to more lucrative opportunities in other sports, and the long-term health ...
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Corkscrewing the punch

Oftentimes, I've noticed boxers and MMA fighters corkscrewing the jab/cross while shadowboxing. As far as I understand, this is to avoid injury at the elbow. But I don't really see the corkscrewing in ...
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What was the shuffle called in Rocky III?

In rocky III, the training montage showed Apollo teaching Rocky a shuffle. at 0:23 and 1:00 it shows rocky learning a new footing and I was wondering if there was a name for it.
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What happens when a boxer/fighter/wrestler retires while holding a title?

What happens if the title owner rejects to fight anymore or announces that he/she is retired? Is a new belt made? Should he/she return it?
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Alternative to punching bag

I'm not entirely sure this question fits here, but here we go. I've started with boxing/kickboxen a bit over a year ago. Now I'm looking for a way to train at home. Especially with a punching bag or ...
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Boxing 'southpaw' question - Rocky 2 ("ought to outlaw southpaws")

I've never understood this part from Rocky 2 from Mickey about southpaws: I mean when he says "right's no damn good"... for orthodox you could say "left'...
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Are there any cases when a significantly smaller person won against a heavier opponent in combat sports? [closed]

In combat sports being heavier is, in and of itself, considered a significant advantage. Therefore, a smaller fighter can usually only win against a heavier opponent if the fight is otherwise biased ...
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Has a fighter ever stopped fighting because opponent is unable to defend themselves, even though the referee hasn't stopped the fight?

Inspired by If a professional fighter dies in a ring, is it considered a murder? Would his opponent go to jail? Similar incident happened in 1960 in a boxing match between Benny Paret and Emile ...
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Is Round decision affected by KO or TKO?

If a boxer wins by KO or TKO, then the rounds won by the boxer and the opponent still count? If I bet on who wins the rounds and one of them wins by KO or TKO, then if my round prediction is right ...
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Deciding the winner of a boxing match

Question Boxing matches are (usually) decided by knockout or decision. However, Timothy Bradley's victory over Manny Pacquiao in June 2012 was highly and widely controversial. CompuBox stats show ...
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How can I legally watch all uk sports without sky or a tv aerial

I want to watch the uk premier league matches, however, I have no way of getting a tv aerial or a satellite dish for sky. I cannot get bt sport either. My only option is to get something online. I ...
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Difference in boxing between PTS and UD?

What's the actual difference? Isn't the UD (Unanimous Decision) a "united" decision, where all the referees agree who is the winner? What's then the meaning of PTS?
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Why so many boxing organizations and their differences?

I came across a quite impressive list of boxing organizations (link to a French Wikipedia page without its English version). Why do so many organizations exist? WBA, WBO, WBC, IBF, IBC, IBO, etc. (...
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Why do boxers/fighters oftentimes spin around each other in the ring?

Boxing, MMA, wrestling, etc. - in many different types of 1v1 matches, many fighters will sort of 'orbit' around each other throughout the match regardless of fighting type. Why do fighters do this? ...
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Who holds the record for most knockouts in professional boxing?

Which boxer has knocked out the most opponents in the boxing ring?
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Why wouldn't the #1 ranked boxer be able to fight and claim a relinquished champion title?

In the show Hajime no Ippo the person ranked #1 in Japan challenges the Japanese champion for the belt but loses. Immediately afterwards, the champion relinquishes his title to pursue the world ...
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Why do women walk around wearing bikinis in UFC conferences and during fights?

During face-offs, conferences and during fights in UFC (and sometimes even in wrestling or boxing matches), it's often noticed that women walk around wearing bikinis around the octagon. Why is this ...
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Fight in which Mike Tyson knocked out opponent with first punch?

I remember once seeing a clip in which a young Mike Tyson knocked out his opponent with the very first punch of the fight (or round). It was an unusual knockout because he hit him in the top of the ...
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Is there a connection between serious injuries/deaths in boxing and having one's father in one's corner?

In the commentary on the tragic 2005 Leavander Johnson/Jesus Chavez fight, which claimed the life of Leavander Johnson, commentator Jim Lampley said that there are two things that seem to be "constant"...
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Why don't boxers continuously punch opponent?

Boxers always perform some moves then guard back and most of them are slow regarding top boxers, why don't they perform fast consecutive punches, is it bad idea or don't they have enough stamina to ...
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Why aren't fighting highlights shown on sports segments?

When you watch ESPN or the local news's sports, they usually show highlights from games/matches of the day. If another network broadcasted the game, it usually shows the highlight and credits that ...
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What is the point of using the gloves that leave the knuckles exposed that the Florida State Boxing Commission is imposing for bare-knuckle boxing?

I read on https://twitter.com/adamlebarr/status/1131373692322234369, regarding the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) 6 event on 2019-06-22: What is the point of using the gloves that leave ...
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Stance for left handed, right footed boxer? [closed]

I’ve recently started boxing and I’m left hand dominant,right leg dominant and right eye dominant. I feel more comfortable in orthodox but on the pads my coach says my left is stronger. My left would ...
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Why do professional boxers not compete in boxing in the Olympics?

Now that many professionals athletes are taking part in the Olympic Games, why do pro boxers not also compete in the boxing competition? Are there any other categories that do not take part in the ...
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What if two boxers refused to fight each other?

Suppose that two boxers (or MMA fighters or similar) chose not to fight. They do nothing and persist in doing nothing even when instructed to start fighting. Now if it was just one doing so, then he ...
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Gloves weight for muay thai/boxing training

I am starting to train for muay thai / boxing, and I would like to know if there is any weight restriction for gloves.
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What is this training device used by Vasyl Lomachenko called?

Video from a Vasyl Lomachenko twitter account. What is the name of this device or similar type of device?
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Why do all "combat" sports always award championship belts (vs. other physical objects)?

Most organized sports award some kind of recognition to the top athlete or team within the sport over some time period. The form these awards take varies from sport to sport. Amateur sports tend to ...
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Choosing a boxing weight class

Boxers compete within weight classes that specify the range within which a boxer's body-weight may lie. But boxers (particularly those close to a weight class boundary) can presumably increase or ...
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How are Olympic boxing match scores determined?

Boxing matches that do not finish by knockout are decided by points. There are three judges that give points (10 or 9 usually, but other values are possible) to decide the winner of each round. How ...
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What is the minimum weight to box at a specific weight class?

I don't box or participate in the combative sports so I might be asking a stupid question but please humor me. What is the minimum weight required to box/fight at a specific weight class. I can see ...
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How does the rankings works in boxing?

How does the rankings works in the boxing associations (WBA, WBO, WBC ... )? How can a boxer improve his rankings?
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How exactly did the knockout punch work in Ali vs Liston (1965)? [closed]

Ali vs Liston was a very famous match in the history of professional boxing, where Ali downed his opponent in a 1st round, 1st minute KO. I was watching the video of the match, but wasn't really able ...
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Which boxers were killed or seriously injured in the ring with their father in their corner since 1980?

I'm trying to get more data in relation to the issue that led me to ask this question. So far, I have the following: Killed with father in the corner: Jimmy Garcia (1995) Johnny Owen [real name ...
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Does Naseem Hamed violate the Marquess of Queensberry Rules in this video?

Rule four of the Marquess of Queensberry Rules: If either man fall through weakness or otherwise, he must get up unassisted, ten seconds be allowed to do so, the other man meanwhile to return to his ...
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How hips generate power while punching?

I have been hearing this things a lot. But don't know: How it works? How is it possible (science, body mechanics behind it)? How to practice it, if its the most effective of punching? I understand ...
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Comment my off days training routine (boxing) [closed]

I'm a boxer training 3 times a week. I run for about 50 minutes on all other days and when I'm feeling fresh I also jump rope for between 15 and 30 minutes after running. During training there's a lot ...
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Has a bout stopped during a count ever been reversed?

Has there ever been a reversal of a referee's decision to stop a boxing match? If you watch this specific bout, shown in this clip, the man knocked down isn't even allowed to come to his feet, and ...