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Nubian Boxing[edit]

I was reading online and in books and I found out that nubians practiced boxing and wrestling. I also have references. would this be good to add to the article.

An in fighter has an advantage over an out fighter?[edit]

"There is a generally accepted rule of thumb about the success each of these boxing styles has against the others. In general, an in-fighter has an advantage over an out-fighter, an out-fighter has an advantage over a puncher, and a puncher has an advantage over an in-fighter"

I can't see this statement as being in anyway true, especially not without a citation. Out fighters always have the advantage, all an in fighter can do is try take that advantage away from them. There's no such thing as a small arm advantage. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.46.110.92 (talk) 01:29, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

New Page[edit]

I suggest start topics with boxing rules, importance of draws, I suggest if a fight is decided by one point e.g. 114-113, 113-114, 113-114 should be automatic draw, such score is way too close to call, difference of couple more or less punches should not decide an outcome!

Weight Classes?[edit]

There is no list of boxing weight classes here - which seems ridiculous considering the detail of other technical info - it seems to me that this is one of the first things a novice looking up boxing in an encyclopaedia would want to know - i've added a link in the see also section - but sadly don't have time - or interest - to do more : --kyle mew 22:14, 11 February 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kylemew (talkcontribs)

Article really needs help[edit]

Note: This is not to insult anyone specifically, it is just what I found when I got here. This article is informative, but kind of overloads the average Wikipedia reader. Entire sections should probably be removed, summarized, and/or put into their own pages. Examples include: Clothing Style Terminology Technique Corner I am not, however, an expert on Boxing, so I'm probably not going to touch it much more than the random touch-up as I read through the article. Just thought I'd bring it to people's attention. Firestorm713 (talk) 04:15, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

WPBF in list of Sanctioning Bodies[edit]

It's difficult to know where to draw the line on this subject, but whilst the other four bodies listed are internationally well-known and have a full complement of champions, the WPBF is virtually unknown and doesn't seem to belong here. Unless someone can come up with a good reason to keep it I am going to delete in 48 hours. Perhaps I should add a separate table for "minor" sanctioning bodies. What do you think? Tigerboy1966 (talk) 19:44, 15 December 2010 (UTC

Hello Tigerboy1966 John Wilkinson here 50 = years in boxing (I was 25-27-1 career/all) take my word you need only give the eye to WBC WBA IBF WBO. No IBO, IBO is a "cancer" in the Sport nothing better. 860-515-7680 cell talk or text! JohnWilkinson (talk) 07:36, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

Jonathan Oakey[edit]

This article makes a couple of references to "young English boxer Jonathan Oakey" as being a prime example of various boxing techniques. I'd never heard of the guy, so I just looked up his wiki page. He's only ever had 8 pro fights, so I think he's hardly deserving of being mentioned in the same context as Ali, Mayweather, La Motta etc as prime examples of particular aspects of boxing. So I've gone ahead and deleted all references to him in the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 161.185.153.35 (talk) 19:18, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Boxing Navbox[edit]

There's so many terms, techniques in plain boxing, that I started a navbox: User:Steveprutz/boxing. Still a rough draft. Hoping to put it in Template:Boxing before the week's end. Request for comment here. StevePrutz (talk) 13:23, 9 November 2011 (UTC) you could talk to me if you like. 860-515-7680. Cell talk/text good too.

The Second Sentence[edit]

"The boxers are generally continue, if an opponent is disqualified for breaking a rule, or a winner is determined either by the referee's decision or by judges' scorecards at the end of the bout."

This is not English. Maybe someone could fix that. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.181.81.222 (talk) 20:35, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

ARTHUR KING BRITISH EMPIRE CHAMPION TITLE: OCTOBER 01, 1947[edit]

Hello: I'm not sure which department to contact regarding this issue. In your department named: List of British lightweight boxing champions ARTHUR KING is not mentioned and the existing info in incorrect. I would like to bring to your attention that my father ARTHUR KING won the British Empire Title fight from Billy Thompson on October 01, 1948. For some reason ARTHUR KING is not listed on the "Lightweight British Empire Champions" list. Please see some links below that should help you see that he indeed did win the Title at: King's Hall, Belle Vure, Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom. Can you please correct this. If you have any questions, you can contact me by email, kck1@hotmail.com

Kind regards, Kim

www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20111216.OBITARTHURKING> www.boxrec.com/list; Type in  Arthur King to see boxing record
www.boxingtreasures.com/19bithvsarki.html 
www.boxingtreasures.com/arkivsbithvi.html 
thecruelestsport.com/2011/12/15/arthur-king-1927-2011/Cached
news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1946&dat...id...sjid> http://news.google.com/newspapers?   www.britishpathe.com/video/one-minute-news-15 - starts with fashion show...then see fight  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.254.146.107 (talk) 23:17, 21 February 2012 (UTC) 


Boxing was also banned in China under Mao. 76.14.45.145 (talk) 06:38, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Hit and Away[edit]

"ヒットアンドウェイ" is a Japanese term for Out-boxing. Not sure how to appropriately cover it, though I created a redirect.Not even Mr. Lister's Koromon survived intact. 19:37, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

Intercontinental-Champion[edit]

Can someone tell me what this title means, and should it be mentioned in the article? It is an often used and heard expression in boxing, but no one seems to know its meaning. --Wikiplex (talk) 00:22, 11 July 2012 (UTC) Yeah I can help you there. It's a lower championship. "Regional". Nothing to worry about. It is like a States championship. — Preceding unsigned comment added by JohnWilkinson (talkcontribs) 07:44, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

Medical Concerns[edit]

I have some concerns about two implications in this section. Firstly, 'Since 1980, more than 200 amateur boxers, professional boxers and Toughman fighters have died as the result of ring or training injuries.[30] Thus[clarification needed], in 1983, the Journal of the American Medical Association called for a ban on boxing.' I imagine the AMA's call was based not solely on the deaths in the previous three years, and certainly not on the subsequent twenty-nine. The conjunction of these two sentences by 'Thus' can't be right. Secondly, 'It was banned in Albania from 1965 till the fall of Communism in 1991. Now it is still legal.' This last sentence is either completely irrelevant or carrying a bias, implying that it should be banned.84.192.118.77 (talk) 18:11, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Medical use case for prevention (one of many): swimming pool. Neurons regenerate in water because of its hydrostatic and hydrodynamic properties ORGANIZATION OF NEURONS: NEURONAL POOLS RippleSax (talk) 01:25, 8 December 2015 (UTC) RippleSax

Lock up the article[edit]

I suggest locking this article for unregistered users because of the frequent vandalism. This article is pretty much complete, and only constructive editations are being made by registered users. Locking up this article would help a lot, as I and other users don't have time to revert endless vandalisms here. Thank you --Novis-M (talk) 12:39, 10 November 2012 (UTC)


Mistake[edit]

I believe there has been somewhat of a conflation between a Richard Parkyn and one Thomas Parkyn. The former being a Cornish wrestling champion from St. Columb Major (Bunnyip is certainly not in Cornwall), whilst the latter, whom the information in the article correctly concerns, hails from Bunny in Nottinghamshire. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 158.223.168.223 (talk) 14:43, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

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Punching[edit]

Added a link to Punch_(combat).

This news item came up recently: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/10/21/scientists-slap-stuff-with-cadaver-hands-to-study-the-evolution-of-human-fist-fights/

I wonder if it could be added here at some point. The question that it raises is whether boxing or punching is universal enough to suggest that human hands evolved to form fists. I'm doubtful about this. Kortoso (talk) 18:25, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

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The result of this discussion was no action.Peter Rehse (talk) 11:00, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

The content of Amateur boxing entirely overlaps with this article, apart from the three sections on rules in different countries, two of which are uncited. It should be merged here. Or if the rules sections are worth keeping, moved to Amateur boxing rules by country or similar, with the lead and history sections removed. ··gracefool 💬 21:22, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

Not so sure about this. Professional boxing is an expansion of the Boxing article and it makes sense to have the same for Amateur Boxing. I think in the latter case more could be added.Peter Rehse (talk) 15:15, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

Okay. So at least most of the content of the three should be merged. ··gracefool 💬 00:39, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
Well basically I see either 3 articles or 1 article - and I think 1 article would be way too big. Perhaps moving some of the material from Boxing to both Amateur or Professional would be more helpful.Peter Rehse (talk) 09:04, 10 March 2016 (UTC)

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Draft outline[edit]

There is a draft for an outline on the subject of boxing found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Outlines/Drafts/Outline of boxing if anyone is interested. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 06:37, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

Bibliography: "Godfrey, John "Boxing" from [...]", domain expired, used for grey/black hat SEO[edit]

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link under bibliography "Godfrey, John "Boxing" from Treatise Upon the Useful Science of Defense, 1747" isn't available anymore. The domain expired and the NEW owner is using the site now for black hat SEO.

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