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  Boxing - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Boxing, however, probably grew most specifically out of the demonstrations held at the fives court and the tennis court in London in the early 19th century.
In the late 19th and early 20th century, amateur boxing was encouraged in schools, universities and in the armed forces, but the champions, in the main, came from among the urban poor.
Boxing in the 1930s, despite being hit by depression, saw one of the greatest boxers of all time: Joe Louis.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/b/o/x/Boxing.html   (6713 words)

 The Ageless Warrior: The Life of Boxing Legend Archie Moore
But for Moore, boxing was not just a physical activity; it was also a mental one.
His boxing psychology can be gleaned from his gloss on heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano’s boxing style: "Marciano didn’t know enough boxing to know what a feint was; he never tried to outguess you – he just kept trying to knock your brains out.
Fitzgerald recounts the struggling fl fighters and the "spoilers" of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s who could not gain a title fight no matter how merited it was.
www.maxboxing.com /News/News070604.asp   (1809 words)

 Sports > Fantasy > Boxing
Boxing, but, probably grew virtually all specifically away from a demonstrations held at a fives court and a tennis court in London in the early 19th century.
Women's boxing is an exhibition sport at a 2008 Olympics, and it may be an official Olympic sport at a 2012 Olympics.
Boxing in the 1930s, despite being hit by depression, saw one of a greatest boxers ever: Joe Louis.
fantasy-boxing.generalanswers.org   (6969 words)

 directopedia : Directory : Sports : Boxing
Boxing, also called "pugilism" or "prizefighting", is a sport where two participants of similar weight attack each other with their fists in a series of two to three-minute intervals called "rounds".
Earliest evidence suggests that boxing was prevalent in North Africa during 4000 BC and the Mediterranean in 1500 BC.
The first boxing rules were introduced by heavyweight champion Jack Broughton in 1743 to protect fighters in the ring where deaths sometimes occurred.
www.directopedia.org /directory/Sports-Boxing.shtml   (7062 words)

 The Moment the Bell Rings - Writers Guild of America, East, AFL-CIO, WGAE, WGA East, Movie Scripts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Boxing is much more complex than people on the outside realize.
I've urged the boxing community to look at the motion picture home for retirees as a model for how to take care of their own.
Boxing could do that with a point and a half off every television show; pay-per-view would fund the whole thing.
www.wgaeast.org /features/2003/06/24/schulberg_boxing/index2.html   (617 words)

 Joe Louis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
He first got into boxing at the Brewster gym, now the Brewster-Wheeler Center, and it was in Detroit where he picked up his boxing skills and met his manager, John Roxborough, who was one of the biggest numbers runners in Black Bottom.
There were no fls on any of the professional teams, yet you had integrated prize fighting and that had been the case for quite a while.
Boxing, on the other hand, has always been a pretty nefarious sport and it was a little easier to crack.
goodfelloweb.com /werbe/joe_louis.htm   (1981 words)

 Nextbook: Fight Club
But the world was so turbulent in the 1930s that boxing became even more infused with politics than ever before.
Margolick: Max Schmeling was stereotyped unfairly in the 1930s.
For the Jews in boxing, it's this sense of being the wily and cagey, combining wits with physicality, being the ultimate survivors in the ring.
www.nextbook.org /cultural/feature.html?id=220   (2023 words)

 History in the Movies
Boxing has long held a fascination for filmmakers.
To be honest, I'm not a fan, either of the sport or of most boxing films.
Boxing can be a sadistic sport, and the film doesn't flinch from that
www.stfrancis.edu /historyinthemovies/cinderellaman.htm   (862 words)

 World Events during the 1930s
The number of farms in the U.S. peaks in 1934, and the average farm size is about 350 acres.
During the 1930s, boxing matches are so popular, they spur the sales of radios.
In the 1930s, farmers didn't use special hybrids that were bred to resist disease.
www.livinghistoryfarm.org /farminginthe30s/worldevents_01.html   (1544 words)

 IBHOF / Mike Jacobs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Following in the footsteps of Tex Rickard, Mike Jacobs ruled as the dominant boxing promoter of the 1930s and '40s.
Through the rest of the 1930s and into the post-war period, Jacobs was unmatched as a promoter, reaching his peak with the second Louis-Billy Conn fight, which brought in almost two million dollars.
Jacobs suffered a cerebral hemorrhage in 1946 but remained the head of the organization with his relative Sol Strauss operating the club on a day-to-day basis.
www.ibhof.com /jacobsm.htm   (510 words)

 CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Boxing: Hall of fame boxer vividly recalls glory days   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
As an 18-year-old, McWhirter appeared in the first bout on the first boxing card at Maple Leaf Gardens in 1932 and fought while Foster Hewitt was broadcasting a Maple Leafs-Bruins game from Boston over loudspeakers.
The London hall award outstrips his 1976 induction into the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame, he said.
"There was boxing and wrestling at the old Winter Gardens, where the (now-closed) library is," he said.
slam.canoe.ca /Slam/Boxing/2006/05/09/1571108-sun.html   (668 words)

 Mays Business Online
A boy buys a box of chocolates, and she kisses him: We own him.
There are 6 billion possible tickets." The tickets have information on them such as male or female, U.S. or Bangladesh, physically fit or crippled, nurturing parents or abusive parents.
In the 1930s, Madison Square Garden held 30,000 seats.
maysbusiness.tamu.edu /2005/03/perspectives-qa.html   (1120 words)

 Boxing Times Classifieds
He boxed under the name Monk Roberts and he boxed alot in Florida in the 1920's and early 1930's.
He quite boxing the year my mom was born which was 1934.
He boxed between 1946 to 1960 and ranked 9th in the Heavyweight Division.
www.boxingtimes.com /classified_ads/boxers.html   (692 words)

 Ceferino Garcia story
The cause was believed to be his spurned love proposal to the local girl of his fancy, who supposedly dismissed him for his gambler’s ways.
He joined the master baker of the local bakery on a trip to Cebu City, where he was introduced to some boxing promoter and started his professional boxing career.
During the same year, he provided the country’s boxing spectacle of the 1930s when he successfully defended his title by beating the (white) American challenger, Glen Lee, at the Rizal Track-Football Stadium.
www.geocities.com /rolborr/cgarcia.html   (1327 words)

During the first half of the 1900s, the Neighborhood House was primarily known for its boxing clubs.
In the 1930s, Neighborhood House was home to the Bucky Jones Boxing Club (which was named after a former state welterweight boxing champion).
In the 1900s, the agency broke ground by combining boxing clubs that had been separated by race.
www.neighborhood-house.org /recreation.htm   (344 words)

 Boxing News - February 20, 2006 - TheSweetScience.com
Boxing is one of the world's most ancient and primeval sports, with its roots harking back to around 4,000 BC.
Olympic boxing champion Manus Boonjumnong has vowed to behave in an attempt to win a gold medal at the Asian Games in Qatar in December.
The suspension of Mesi's boxing license was lifted Friday by the state of Nevada, which banned the former heavyweight contender due to bleeding on his brain.
www.thesweetscience.com /boxing-news-wire.php?sdate=20060220   (825 words)

 IBHOF / Jack Solomons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The foremost promoter in the history of British boxing, Jack Solomons brought top American fighters to England in the post-World War II period, when boxing enthusiasm in that country was at its peak.
Born into a family of fish marketers, Solomons's first import to Britain was live carp.
He became involved in boxing in the 1930s as the manager of Eric Boone and as operator of the Devonshire Club, a boxing venue for up-and-coming London talent.
www.ibhof.com /solomons.htm   (323 words)

 ESPN.com - BOXING - Famed Nevada boxing gym forced to shut doors
The boxing team at the Stewart Indian School was formed in the late 1930s and during its tenure several notable Nevadans boxed for and against the boxing club.
The gym that Bruno's Boxing Club used was built at the school in 1974.
Willis says boxing left a legacy at the Stewart Indian School that may now be forgotten, adding, "It's something somebody in a bureaucratic position may not understand."
sports.espn.go.com /sports/boxing/news/story?id=2705033   (512 words)

 Pugilistica Vintage Boxing Memorabilia
One of the earliest known boxing medals known to exist.
Boxing as many of you know has had more interesting characters involved in it then all the other sports combined, due to the ego involved and the supreme sacrifice the participants must make to become the best at what they do.
Boxing Collectibles are truly for the collector who would like own many truly unique and rare items without breaking their bank account.
www.pugilistica.com   (1277 words)

 Don King, Mel Brooks and Nikolai Valuev - The Cyber Boxing Zone Message Board   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The boxing writers who cover him overseas don't focus on Valuev's looks because the guy is a good boxer.
Unlike B Ball where size really counts, in boxing when you get that big you simply don't have the reflexes, coordination and dexterity to be a great heavyweight.
In other words, the boxing press certainly isn't doing anything to help build the sport here when they mindlessly ridicule boxers for their appearance and label them mediocre because another tall boxer 70 years ago sucked.
www.cyberboxingzone.com /cbzforum/showthread.php?p=42017   (4655 words)

 The Bad Company Thai Boxing Website - About Muay Thai
A big transformation took place in the 1930s when boxing gloves were introduced and the fights began to be fought over rounds with rests between.
A system of weight categories was introduced with fists, feet, knees and elbows permitted Thai boxing is now hugely popular in Thailand with daily fights in the main stadiums in Bangkok and on TV.
In the West, most bouts are sanctioned under modified Thai boxing rules, where elbows to the head are not permitted, but Full Thai Rules fights are much more common in the UK nowadays as the level in the country continues to progress.
www.badcompany.co.uk /article.asp?newsid=44   (352 words)

 Flynn Files -- The Great Black Hope
Boxing has declined as a sport across racial lines in the United States.
Irish, Italians, and Jews, who played a major role in boxing in the 1930s, wouldn't have thought of doing do by, say, the 1980s because their economic fortunes had changed.
Examining the true champions in the old-line eight boxing divisions, one finds an Argentinian, an Indonesian, a Thai, a Jamaican, a Kazakhstani, a Mexican, an American fl, and a racially-mixed Mexican American.
www.flynnfiles.com /archives/sports2006/the_great_black_hope.html   (511 words)

 Boxing in the 1930s - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
June 29- Primo Carnera initiates one of boxing's most controversial reigns in the history of the Heavyweight division, knocking out world champion Jack Sharkey in six rounds at New York.
June 19- In the start of their legendary boxing rivalry, former world Heavyweight champion Max Schmeling inflicts Joe Louis' first defeat, with a twelve round knockout, in New York.
June 21- In the second fight of their famous rivalry, Joe Louis retains the world Heavyweight title with a first round knockout of former world champion Max Schmeling, at New York.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boxing_in_the_1930s   (2353 words)

 The Ring Cycle
In the 1930s boxing embodied simul­taneously the two theories of diversity in American society: It was both a melting pot and an expression of pluralism.
But while boxing offered more or less equal opportunity by the standards of the time, it dramatized its contests along racial and ethnic lines: Jews against Irish, Irish against Italians, Filipinos against Mexicans, and fls against anyone white.
The historical moment in the late 1930s, with the rise of fascism in Europe, made it seem that more was at stake than simply the money people were willing to wager on the outcome.
www.thenation.com /doc/20051205/early/2   (741 words)

The scrapbooks document her life from her high school years in Slaton, Texas, to Texas Tech in the 1930s and her life in the Dallas area.
Box of agendas, convention materials, meeting minutes, newsletters, programs, history file, and speeches from the Caprock District of the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs.
In the 1930s, they continued in irrigation well drilling, covering a three-state area.
swco.ttu.edu /Guide/t.htm   (10959 words)

 Untitled Document
He is James Braddock, a nearly forgotten heavyweight boxing champion in the 1930s (he was ultimately dethroned by the immortal Joe Louis).
The exception is when he hides the cast on his broken hand so that he can get day work on the docks at a time when his Depression-ravaged family is literally starving.
This episode alone could fuel a lively debate between ethical Absolutists, who maintain that all lies are wrong, and Utilitarians of various stripes, who advocate the balancing of results.
www.ethicsscoreboard.com /list/dvd.html   (1412 words)

 The All-time Great Eight: Latin Rivalries - The Cyber Boxing Zone Message Board   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Potential fans have too many competing distractions, especially since postseason playoffs in baseball, the NBA and hockey seem to last half as long as their respective seasons themselves.
The only boxing fan that doesn't have a considerable competing professional constituency are those of Latin descent, and as a result they are the most likely to follow the sport.
Impressively, Sanchez used his slick boxing skills while fighting in the pocket much of the time, giving a great example of how you can fight defensively while countering in close.
www.cyberboxingzone.com /cbzforum/showthread.php?t=2010   (3597 words)

 Tiger Jack Fox - Boxing Forum
"The great sportsman, Irving Rudd, who wrote The Sporting Life, was a boxing enthusiast and sports press agent who saw many of the great fighters from the 1930's into the decade of the 1990s until his untimely death earlier this year [2000].
He was close to and observed the boxing exploits of Kid Gavilan, Rocky Graziano, Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Tommy Hearns, Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, and Ken Norton.
jack trammell, and eddie blunt were top contenders of the 1930s and fox knocked them both out.
www.eastsideboxing.com /forum/showthread.php?t=27178   (1490 words)

 Rhode Island news | projo.com | The Providence Journal Movies |   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Consider Raging Bull, The Champ, Million Dollar Baby, Rocky (though maybe let's not think of its sequels.) There's something of poetry in the pummeling and pain of boxing.
Cinderella Man, the new film about the 1930s boxer Jim Braddock (played by Russell Crowe) answers that.
Braddock's not fighting for respect, or sparring with inner demons.
www.projo.com /movies/content/projo_20050603_cindhist.1bd4466.html   (856 words)

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