Before being codified as a sport, boxing was an often-illegal contest with few rules. Ground techniques were forbidden, but fighters used standing grapples, chokes, and all manner of blows prohibited in modern matches. Many cultures have some form of stand-up, bare-knuckle contest. This style with the "Street" lens (p. 38) can represent the techniques used in underground "boxing clubs" and back-alley brawling.

Skills: Boxing; Wrestling.

Techniques: As Boxing (pp. 152-153), but add Head Butt.

Perks: As Boxing, but replace Clinch with Skill Adaptation (Head Butt defaults to Boxing).

Boxing Simplified

Boxing Simplified

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