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What sport has so monstrous of a drawing power that millions of viewers would pay excess of forty dollars to see an event that lasted less than a minute and a half No its not the worlds most popular sport soccer or even the great American media giant of professional football Its boxing A sport whose ancient origin in years is only surpassed by its controversial surprises Surely Homer the great bard and author of the Iliad and Odyssey could not have imagined the future of a sport he knew so well At the funeral games for Pathodus in the Iliad Homer relates the story of a boxing match between the Greek heroes Epeius and Euryalus as well as the other events held in the Olympics It is hard to associate such noble warriors as Achilles and Odysseus with notorious friends as Mike Tyson and Don King But perhaps its spontaneity and dynamic origin and evolution are what make boxing so popular today Although this historic form of combat has derived a disreputable name with links to the Mafia and crooked fighters amateur boxing within the Olympic games is still a bastion of honor for the sport The history rules and appearance in the present day Olympiad are all examples of boxings legitimacy as a respectable sport Boxings early history may appear to be brutal and inhumane by todays societal standards but in ancient Greece and Rome it was just an extension of their cultural values which was marred with war violence and death In its crudest terms as that of a first fight boxing has been practiced since the dawn of civilization for it was the earliest form of combat Yet boxing as a calculated art dates back around five thousand years It was begun in ancient Mesopotamia around an area called Sumer Contrary to popular belief boxing was not part of the original Olympics in 776 BC but it was introduced in 688
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