When boxing made its Olympic debut at the 1904 Games in St Louis, it was the USA, the one country entered, which took all of the medals. Later, the Americans continued to dominate boxing, successful 109 medals (together with forty eight gold) out of the 842 up for grabs, closely followed by the Cubans and Russians. Later, in Rome, leather-based thongs were exchanged for the cestus – a glove studded with metal. Unfortunately this didn’t help the gladiators involved, as boxing matches of the era usually ended with the dying of one or different contestant.

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, right, poses with Orlin Norris at their 1999 weigh-in. Mike Tyson reacts to the gang as he leaves the ring after being disqualified in his bout with WBA heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield in 1997. Having misplaced his heavyweight crown in a shock upset to Buster Douglas the year earlier than … Read More

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Each fighter has an assigned corner of the ring, the place his or her coach, as well as a number of “seconds” could administer to the fighter initially of the fight and between rounds. Each boxer enters into the ring from their assigned corners at the beginning of every spherical and must … Read More

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