Martial Arts Style
Boxing can be definitively traced to the Ancient Olympic games as far back as 688 BCE, although its origins are doubtless much older. As with wrestling, boxing appears to be an almost universal activity in the ancient world for both combat and sport. Modern competition boxing bears little resemblance to these ancient matches, in which no protective gear was worn, no time limit was imposed, no score was kept, and matches sometimes lasted over twelve hours, continuing until one combatant could no longer stand or fight. Boxing, in its modern form, dates back to
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