Boxing as a combat sport is one of the most popular in the world with truly global appeal however the modern boxing with rules is not really that old compared to other major sports. However boxing like sports Fist Fighting and Bare-knuckle as a sport date back to several centuries ago. We take a look at how old the sport of boxing really is ?
Modern Boxing With Rules:
Modern boxing became main-stream in some of the French cities during early 1900’s and it was included in Olympic Games 1908 as armature boxing which really gave a new lease of life to this sport. In the late 19th century Fist fighting like sports were considered illegitimate and although they were taking place around Europe, you would have to know some who know someone to get in one of those events.
Fist fighting with hand protection as sport dates back to 900 bc to 1500 bc according to recent findings. During Roman Era, Boxing like sport is discovered where fighters wore leather thong wrapped around their knuckles and fought till one died.