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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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, 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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