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Boxing originated in ancient Greece as an outlet for combat readiness Over the years to follow boxing has transformed from a method of training and military preparation to a spectacle viewed by millions on television cheering for blood and knockouts The time line of boxing choreographs the change from combat preparation to unorganized bare knuckle fighting to the organized spectacle that boxing has become today with winning purses in the millions Boxers have become rich powerful and famous all through fighting One can attribute the sport of boxings everlasting popularity to societies constant struggle between man vs man with the constant desire to lash out or seek victory and societies addiction to violence and spectacle Boxing had originated long before the birth of Christ Falling all the way back to 4000 BC boxing has sculpted some kind of record into the history books It is around this time that the Egyptian hieroglyphics suggest that combat was being practiced between soldiersBoxing Through the Ages 2001 As time evolved so did the sport of fighting and the records that recorded it Ancient Greece included a form of boxing in the first Olympian Games It was a popular amateur competitive sport with two men wearing cestus a metal-studded leather hand covering which they used in the attempt to kill their opponents This was sometime used as a gladiatorial spectacleBoxing History1998 By 800 BC Greece had began their own form of fighting called pugilism and pancratium practiced by the nobility to demonstrate their physical fitness It was a mixture of both wrestling and fist-fighting allowing for the use of both means to help render your opponent helpless This form of pugilism was part of the competition held at the 23rd Olympic games for the first time With the fall of the Roman Empire boxings popularity decreasedBoxing History1998 It was not until the 18th century that boxing began to gain momentum in popularity It was in 1719 that
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