Don King, on Mike Tyson

"Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter?
He went to prison, not to Princeton."

"To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music
and the dancers hit each other."

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Boxing And The Mafia History Crime Documentary

is a combat sport in which two people engage in a contest of strength,
speed, reflexes, endurance and will, by throwing punches at each other,
usually with gloved hands. Historically, the goals have been to weaken
and knock down the opponent.

Amateur boxing is both an Olympic
and Commonwealth sport and is a common fixture in most international
games—it also has its own World Championships. Boxing is supervised by a
referee over a series of one- to three-minute intervals called rounds.
The result is decided when an opponent is deemed incapable to continue
by a referee, is disqualified for breaking a rule, resigns by throwing
in a towel, or is pronounced the winner or loser based on the judges'
scorecards at the end of the contest. In the event that both fighters
gain equal scores from the judges, the fight is considered a draw.

people have fought in hand-to-hand combat since before the dawn of
history, the origin of boxing as an organized sport may be its
acceptance by the ancient Greeks as an Olympic game in BC 688. Boxing
evolved from 16th- and 18th-century prizefights, largely in Great
Britain, to the forerunner of modern boxing in the mid-19th century,
again initially in Great Britain and later in the United States.

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