The History of Boxing – The Sweet Science
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Boxing’s history is as rich and storied as any sport or competition that has ever existed throughout the world. When compared to many other sports, the history of boxing is not only lengthier, but even more prominent, while also being interwoven with culture, society and the people that inhabited it to a much higher degree. Today, it might seem funny to think about boxing as the biggest sport in the country, or that the best fighter in the world would also be the country’s biggest celebrity, but these things and more were true of the sport at various points over the past 100 years.
The history of boxing dates back thousands of years, to the ancient Greeks at least, and extends upwards through its illegal days of bare-knuckle brawls lasting dozens of rounds and the thriving British underground scene, to the introduction of the Marquess of Queensberry rules, the transformation of the sport to its modern form, its reign over the American sporting and entertainment kingdom, and its more niche role in today’s sporting scene in the USA, with various hot-pockets of interest throughout the world.
Consider this your launching pad into boxing history, taking you through the ups and downs, biggest fighters and fights, and all of the rest of the juicy details of the history of boxing, the sweet science.
In addition to all of the boxing history articles covering eras of the sport in detail, what you’ll also find on these pages is a collection of other articles, lists and columns pertaining to the sport and its past. So you’ll find fantasy fights comparing boxing legends to modern day fighters, top 5 and top 10 lists about the best fighters of certain periods and weight classes, and many other interesting columns about everything revolving around the history of boxing.
So whether you want to fine-tune your knowledge of boxing history a bit, you want to relive the glory days, learn more about the sport’s roots or anything else, view the above articles to dive into the history of boxing. We’ll be adding more pages, eras and information as time goes on, and if you have any questions or requests for boxing historical information or anything else related to the history of boxing, just let us know!