The boxing is a sport where two people face to punches with his hands covered by gloves and according to certain rules. The winner is the one who manages to knock down his opponent without his being able to get up before a count of ten or who, at the end of the fight, scores more points than the opponent according to the opinion of a jury.
In general, the concept of boxing, boxing or boxing refers to English boxing (also called Irish boxing). There are other versions of this sport with different regulations, such as Thai boxing (which allows strikes with the elbows, knees and legs) and Japanese boxing (allows kicks but not elbows or knees).
Boxing fights take place in a ring known as a ring. These fights are divided into sequences called rounds or assaults. The number of rounds per event varies according to the regulations.
It should be noted that there are various entities that organize boxing matches and that award titles. They all agree on dividing boxers into categories according to weight so that the confrontations are balanced.
Boxing, beyond certain changes and updates, has been governed since 1867 by the Queensberry rules, the regulation that incorporated the use of gloves, set the duration of rounds at three minutes and established the ten-second count.
Due to the amount of blows a boxer receives in each fight, boxing is considered a risky sport. Numerous fighters have died as a result of injuries sustained while practicing this activity.
Also known as Mohamed Ali, Muhammad Ali is considered by many to be the greatest boxer in history. He was born in Lousville, Kentucky, United States, in 1942 and passed away in the state of Arizona in 2016. At the beginning of his career he called himself Cassius Clay and in a short time he managed to stand out at a level that was unprecedented.
For his contemporaries, as well as for the generations that followed, he was an important figure who exercised great influence in various fields thanks to his humanitarian work and his concern for social problems and politics. Two of his primary interests were Islam and the rights of African Americans.
Already in his first years of foray into boxing, when he was still considered a beginner athlete, he managed to finish first in the Olympic Games in Rome (in 1960). After this gold medal came other achievements, such as the undisputed champion title, which he was awarded already in his professional stage in 1964, where he competed in the heavyweight category. Ten years later, he obtained this honor again, and once again in 1978, and thus became the first in history to have achieved a world title three times within his category.
Although Muhammad Ali was a boxer who knew in depth the features of the sport and knew how to masterly read his opponents, one of his most outstanding characteristics was the authenticity of his style, which could not be framed by the traditional rules.
For most of his career, his director was Angelo Dundee, and his adversaries include many of the greatest boxers of all time, such as George Foreman, Sonny Liston, Ken Norton and Joe Frazier. Many of his fights reached very high levels of popularity, and they filled sports magazines (especially The Ring, which began to be published in 1922) with numerous articles, both prediction and criticism.