The History Of Boxing Essay

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Boxing can be pretty dangerous because you can get concussions, broken hands,ribs, and noses.
I ended up choosing to write my essay on the history of boxing, and some facts about boxing. The reason why I chose to do my essay on boxing is because it is the only sport I am interested in, it is the only thing I am good at. I hope this essay helps you learn stuff about boxing that you never knew before. If you are against boxing I hope this essay helps you understand why people go into it. I also hope it helps you appreciate the sport a little more.

Boxing History tells you about when and how boxing was started, and who gave it its rules, and why they did. Boxings history is really ...view middle of the document...

There are many rules to this magnificent sport. One of the rules for amateur fights is that it only consists of three rounds, instead of a professional fight which consists of four to fifteen rounds. In most countries, professional boxing is more popular, but the rules vary because there is no true governing body(White Collar Boxing,2014) . In the United States there is a true governing body, but the rules still varies from state to state(White Collar Boxing,2014) . In all of boxing the winner of the fight is chosen by the referee. You can win a fight by knocking your opponent out, knocking them down for more than 10 seconds, or if your coach or a doctor says that you are to injured or too unstable to fight any longer. Another rule is that you can not use your elbows while fighting, or your knees, and there is no headbutting, or bighting. You also cannot hit below the belt, or kick. Those are most of the main rules but there are a few more rules but they aren't that important.

There are quite a few advantages to going into boxing. The advantages are both mentally and physically. Boxing provides a challenging workout for your entire body, and it can lead to several physical and emotional benefits. Several elements of a standard boxing workout including running, jumping rope, hitting the heavy bag and sparring can burn hundreds of calories in a short amount of time. Boxing will strengthen your muscles throughout your whole body and, it also improves your cardiovascular fitness, which is your stamina and breathing. Boxing is one really good way to deal with stress or anger issues because when you're done with your training you...

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