What is English boxing?
Is it necessary to present English boxing which, unsurprisingly, has benefited from the dominance of the Anglo-Saxon world to expand to the rest of the planet?
This success, and his relative ease with the rules, has earned him the nickname “noble art” : what real fighter doesn’t want to become world boxing champion? English boxing also has the honor of being one of the Olympic disciplines.
At first, it was a codification of more or less clandestine and barbaric combats organized by sportsbooks in England – the propensity of the British to bet on anything is well known …
From the first impromptu street boxers to a first regulated form of English boxing, which definitively ends the wild pugilat , causing too much havoc. And even too many deaths, since it was an involuntary manslaughter in the ring that pushed champion Jack Broughton to ask the right questions in the 18th century.
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He had the help of the famous Scottish Marquis of Queensberry, who established 16 rules that are still part of the foundations of English boxing today.
Protective gloves, end of the fighting to finish , prohibition of holding and spitting, prohibition of hitting the challenger on the ground … Things that may seem obvious to us today, but that were not at all before the arrival of these pioneers.
The equipment is basic : boxing gloves, boxing shoes and a helmet – for now – when you are a fan. However, it is professional boxing that has the favor of the public, with legends such as Mike Tyson, Mohamed Ali, Tyson Fury …
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