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Kings of the Ring

Posted by on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, In : Photography 


Don King posing with two of the best fighters he ever worked with, former heavyweight champions Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali. The picture was taken in Las Vegas before a WBA-WBC lightweight championship fight on October 29, 1988.

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Cassius Clay Vs. Tony Madigan

Posted by on Friday, January 15, 2016, In : Photography 



Cassius Clay aged 18 fighting Tony Madigan of Australia during the light heavyweight boxing semifinals at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome.

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Boxing Boys

Posted by on Saturday, December 26, 2015, In : Photography 



A couple of young boys practising boxing.

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Muay Thai vs. Kickboxing

Posted by on Sunday, December 6, 2015, In : Photography 



American kickboxer Rick Roufus vs. Muay Thai fighter Changpuek Kietsongrit in a non-title fight in Las Vegas in the late 1970s. Prior to this fight, muay thai was relatively unknown outside of 
Thailand, but when Changpuek beat the American, he put the sport on the international map. 

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Carmen Basilio on the Speed Bag

Posted by on Sunday, October 11, 2015, In : Photography 


Carmine Basilio (1927 – 2012) better known as Carmen Basilio, seen here working on the speed bag. Basilio was an Italian-American pro boxer who held the world title in both the Welterweight and Middleweight divisions, famously beating the great Sugar Ray Robinson to win the latter.

Source: punchingbagreviews.com

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Don King's Mugshot

Posted by on Sunday, September 6, 2015, In : Photography 


Mugshot of boxing’s most notorious promoter Don King after he killed a man who owed him money (1954).

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Raging Bull

Posted by on Sunday, September 6, 2015, In : Photography 


Robert De Niro in Raging Bull (1980)

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Benny 'the Ghetto Wizard' Leonard

Posted by on Friday, August 21, 2015, In : Photography 



Benny the Ghetto Wizard Leonard, widely considered one of the best lightweights of all time, was champion from 1917 to 1925 defending his title seven times. His record stands at;

Total fights 219
Wins 183
Wins by KO 70
Losses 24
Draws 8
No contests 4

Source: wikipedia.org
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Where Evil Lurks

Posted by on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


Evil lurks where disappointment lodges.

~ George Foreman ~



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Muhammad Ali - Conscientious Objector

Posted by on Thursday, July 30, 2015, In : Photography 


Muhammad Ali, who was famously banned from boxing for being a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War, points to a newspaper reporting in 1966 on a 30,000 strong protest march that had recently taken place against the conflict.

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Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter

Posted by on Sunday, May 3, 2015, In : Photography 

A 1964 photo of middleweight challenger Rubin Carter.

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, who died in April 2015 aged 76 could, according to some commentators, have become the World Champion and was one of the best middleweights of his day. However on June 17th, 1966 Carter was out on the town with a friend, John Artis and their lives would change forever when they found themselves getting arrested for the murder of a bartender and two customers of the Lafayette Bar and Grill.


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Unidentified German Girls Boxing

Posted by on Sunday, March 8, 2015, In : Photography 


A photograph of unidentified German girls boxing in shallow waters, taken by Bernard Kobel in the 1950s.

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Muhammad Ali - Final Fight

Posted by on Sunday, March 1, 2015, In : Photography 


Muhammad Ali looking dejected after losing his final fight to Trevor Berbick in 1981.

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Nelson Mandela on Boxing

Posted by on Monday, September 15, 2014, In : Photography 



A young Nelson Mandela doing some boxing training. He wrote in his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom;
"I did not enjoy the violence of boxing so much as the science of it. I was intrigued by how one moved one's body to protect oneself, how one used a strategy both to attack and retreat, how one paced oneself over a match.....Boxing is egalitarian. In the ring, rank, age, colour and wealth are irrelevant.....I never did any real fighting after I entered politics. My main interest was in train...

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Joe Rivers & Louise Adler

Posted by on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, In : Photography 


American boxer Joe Rivers sparring with the women's lightweight
world champion, Louise Adler in 1926 while helping her train for an
upcoming title defence.

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Muhammad Ali Meeting Saddam Hussein

Posted by on Thursday, July 3, 2014, In : Photography 


Muhammad Ali meeting Saddam Hussein in 1990 when the former heavyweight champion was enlisted to help negotiate the release of 15 American hostages. The ‘guests’ were held in Iraq following Saddam's invasion of Kuwait with the threat that they would be used as human shields should US forces attack strategically areas in the country. After tense negotiations, all 15 men were released without being harmed but when praised for his actions, Ali insisted all credit be given to Allah.

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The Pebble in your Shoe

Posted by on Thursday, July 3, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


 “It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out, it’s the pebble in your shoe.”

~Muhammad Ali ~
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Kun Gek Do Side Kick

Posted by on Monday, June 9, 2014, In : Photography 



A practitioner of Kun Gek Do, (a form of Korean kickboxing) demonstrating a high side kick.

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Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson

Posted by on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, In : Gifs 


Muhammad Ali showing encouragement to Mike Tyson just before his fourth
round victory against Larry Holmes in 1988.

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Muhammad Ali - The Original MMA Fighter?

Posted by on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, In : Photography 


On June 26, 1976, Muhammad Ali engaged in a battle with Japanese professional wrestler Antonio Inoki in a fight that was billed as being a competition to find the toughest man on the planet. It is unclear whether or not the result was fixed beforehand, though both camps maintain that the fight was real. 

Some sources say that Ali’s camp were expecting an exhibition match, but when they found out Inoki would be going at Ali to win, they demanded several rule changes. These included Ali being ...

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A Welsh Victory at the National Sporting Club, 31 March 1919

Posted by on Thursday, May 15, 2014, In : Art 



Title: A Welsh Victory at the National Sporting Club, 31 March 1919.

Date: 1919.

Artist: William Howard Robinson.

Information: This painting depicts the end of a fight between Welshman Jimmy Wilde (who won the bout on points) and American Joe Lynch. After the fight, the Prince of Wales (who later became Edward VIII) stepped in to the ring to shake the hand of the Welshman. In doing so, he became the first member of the British Royal family to officially enter a boxing ring, giving the sport a ne...
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Quick Thinking Ref

Posted by on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, In : Gifs 

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Muhammad Ali Saves Suicidal Man

Posted by on Monday, March 3, 2014, In : Video 


In 1981, Muhammad Ali happened to be in the area when a Vietnam veteran was threatening to jump from the ninth floor or a building. After attempts by the police, a phycologist and a minister to talk the man down failed, Ali ran to the scene and successfully talked him out of committing suicide.
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Muhammad Ali and James Earl Jones

Posted by on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, In : Photography 


Muhammad Ali and actor James Earl Jones, who at the time was starring in the Broadway production of the Great White Hope. The play told the life story of boxing legend Jack Johnson and after watching it, Ali told Jones that if you replace the problems caused by Johnson's love for white women with Ali's religious preferences, the two great boxers had virtually the same life story.

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Jack Johnson vs. James J. Jeffries

Posted by on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, In : Photography 


Jack Johnson (right) knocking out James J. Jeffries in their 1910 title fight. Jeffries was the first of the so called Great White Hopes backed to take the title from Johnson, who had become the first black heavyweight champion two years earlier. After the fight, there were race riots across America which lead to 25 deaths and several lynching attempts.
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Muhammad Ali (1966)

Posted by on Thursday, January 23, 2014, In : Photography 


Muhammad Ali (1966) training in former World Bantamweight champion Jimmy Coulon's
gym in Chicago. Photographed by Thomas Hoepker
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Richard Humphreys the Boxer

Posted by on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, In : Art 


Title:  Richard Humphreys, the Boxer

Date:  1787

Artist:  John Hoppner

Information:  This painting of 18th century bare knuckle fighter Richard Humphreys was probably commissioned by his manager and promoter, Wilson Braddyll, to promote his upcoming fight against Daniel Mendoza. The artist had prior knowledge of boxing so managed to get a good likeness of an early boxer taking a defensive stance; the picture is now housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Joe Louis vs. Rocky Marciano

Posted by on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, In : Photography 


Picture taken on October 26, 1951, of the fight between the aging former champ, Joe Louis and a much younger up-and-coming fighter, Rocky Marciano. Louis had returned to the ring after retiring to clear his considerable debt to the IRS so when offered $300,000 to fight one of the hardest hitters around, it was too good to refuse.

Marciano, who grew up idolising Louis, demolished the former champion, knocking him to the floor in the eighth round before hitting him clean out of the ring, causin...
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The Fight Between Life and Death

Posted by on Friday, November 1, 2013, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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Kinetograph Boxing Footage - 1894

Posted by on Monday, October 21, 2013, In : Video 


An early clip of boxing footage recorded via Kinetograph. Taken in 1894, it shows a
fight between two bpxers named Cushing and Leonard, the latter getting the victory
in the final of six one minute rounds with a knock down.
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Sugar Ray Robinson KO

Posted by on Friday, October 11, 2013, In : Gifs 

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How Not to Fight Mike Tyson

Posted by on Monday, September 2, 2013, In : Video 


Mike Tyson winning his first heavyweight title against Trevor Berbick on November 22, 1986. Berbick had been champ
for just eight months before the defeat, in which he demonstrated that going toe-to-toe with ‘Iron Mike’ was a big mistake.
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The Close of the Battle - Tom Cribb vs. Tom Molineaux

Posted by on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, In : Art 


Title:  The Close of the Battle or The Champion Triumphant

Date:  19th Century

Artist:  Unknown (published by Walker and Knight)

Information:  This hand coloured etching depicts the second of two epic battles between the champion Tom Cribb (who won both fights) and Tom Molineaux, a former slave and the first American challenger to the title.

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Bare Knuckle Boxing Champs

Posted by on Thursday, July 18, 2013, In : Art 


This poster from 1864 (three years prior to the introduction of the Queensbury Rules) depicts three of the last four bare knuckle boxing champions who were among campaigners trying to organise an official World Championship. From left to right they are; Tom Sayers (champion 1858 – 1860), Jem Mace (champion 1861 – 1862 & 1866 – 1871) and Tom King (champion 1862 – 1863).
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Jack Johnson vs. Tommy Burns

Posted by on Sunday, July 14, 2013, In : Photography 


Photograph of Jack Johnson vs. Tommy Burns taken on December 26 1908 in Sydney, Australia. Johnson won the fight in the 14th round and became the first African American to be the World Heavyweight Champion, sparking the original hunt for the so called ‘Great White Hope’.
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The Bruiser Bruis'D

Posted by on Thursday, June 6, 2013, In : Art 


Title:  The Bruiser Bruis'D, Or, the Knowing-Ones Taken-In

Date:  1750

Artist:  Unknown

Infomation:  Engraving of the fight between John 'Jack' Broughton and Jack Slack. Broughton was an instrumental influence on the early boxing scene after introducing the first rules aimed at providing some safety measures for fighters. In contrast Slack, after winning this fight and become the champ, went on to become the first known person to fix prize fights; he is also credited with inventing the rabbit pu...
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Illustration of James Figg - First Boxing Champion

Posted by on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, In : Art 


An illustration of James Figg, the first champion in modern pugilism history and an influential ambassador to the sport. His reign lasted from 1719 – 1730 when he retired undefeated after just under 300 fights. As a former fencer, he was able to bring new types of movement and technique to the art of boxing and after he quit the ring, he set up the world’s first boxing school to teach others.
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The Boxing Boys

Posted by on Saturday, May 18, 2013, In : Art 


Title
:  The Boxing Boys

Date:  c. 1600 B.C.E.

Artist:  Unknown

Date:  c. 1600 B.C.E.

Infomation:  This fresco from Thera (modern-day Santorini in Greece) depicts two Minoan
boys engaged in boxing and is the earliest image depicting the use of boxing gloves.
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Entellus vs. Dares

Posted by on Saturday, May 4, 2013, In : Art 


Title
:  L'Énéide

Datec.1927 (?)

Infomation:  Painting depicting the famous boxing contest between Entellus and Dares, as described in Virgil's epic poem, The Aeneid, written sometime between 29 and 19 BCE. The older Sicilian champion Entellus went on to win the fight against his younger opponent from Troy, which is said to have taken place in games held by Aeneas in Sicily.
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Lenny McLean vs Roy Shaw

Posted by on Friday, April 26, 2013, In : Video 

Lenny McLean Vs Roy Shaw in their second fight. There is some dispute over who won the first fight they had but there can be no doubt that McLean won the second and third.



Lenny McLean Vs Roy Shawin in their third and final fight


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The Thrilla in Manila

Posted by on Monday, April 8, 2013, In : Photography 


Muhammad Ali avoids a punch from long-time adversary Joe Frazier in their third and final fight. Known as ‘The Thrilla in Manila’, the Heavyweight Title fight was fought on October 1st and is seen by many as one of the best boxing matches of all time.


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Jack Broughton - The Father of English Boxing

Posted by on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, In : Art 


Title: Jack Broughton

Artist: Francis Hayman (1708 – 1776)

Infomation: This is an illustration of John ‘Jack’ Broughton, commonly thought of as the
‘Father of English Boxing’. He was champion from 1729 – 1750 and was the first
to add a set of widely accepted rules to the sport, which included stopping when
an opponent was knocked to the floor and using gloves, though only for training
purposes.

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Private Joe Louis Says...

Posted by on Monday, February 4, 2013, In : Photography 

This poster depicts Heavy Weight boxer Joe Louis and was aimed at getting new recruits to join the American army during World War Two. It was produced around 1942 during the ‘Brown Bomber’s' reign, which stretched from 1937 – 1949.
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Adolph Wolgast Vs.Tommy Murphy

Posted by on Monday, January 21, 2013, In : Photography 

Adolph Wolgast fighting Tommy Murphy in February 1913

More vintage boxing pictures
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Muay Thai Boxing Legends - 1920s Footage

Posted by on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, In : Video 


An interesting look at Muay Thai boxing through the eyes of a 1920s Englishman. Siamese boxing (as it was known in the West) had begun to grow in popularity by this time, having first being taken to Europe during the First World War. Note that the fight takes place to music, much like the Brazilian martial art Capoeira.
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John Graham Chambers

Posted by on Thursday, November 1, 2012, In : Art 


Title: Illustration of John Graham Chambers
Date: 1883
Info:  John Graham Chambers (1843 – 1883) was an all-around sportsman from Wales who excelled in several disciplines including rowing, walking, cycling, wrestling and athletics. However his major contribution was to devise the rules for boxing, known as the Marquess of Queensberry Rules.

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Muay Thai Boxing Legends - Prince Narusuan

Posted by on Sunday, October 21, 2012, In : Photography 


Prince Narusuan was a key figure in the development of the martial arts in Thailand (formerly Siam). In c. 1585, Narusuan succeeded in reorganizing a defeated Thai army. He made sure his men all learned martial arts leading to successful campaigns against the Burmese soldiers who had occupied the country since 1568.

Then, in a dramatic final showdown, he faced the leader of the Burmese army in open battle, both on the backs of war elephants. After a violent fight, Narusuan’s martial arts sk...
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Muay Thai Boxing Legends - Nai Khanom Tom

Posted by on Saturday, September 1, 2012, In : Photography 


Nai Khanom Tom is a Muay Thai boxing legend of the highest calibre. Known as the ‘Father of Muay Thai’, Nai Khanom Tom was taken prisoner along with thousands of his countrymen when the capital Ayutthaya fell in 1767 to the Burmese. In 1774, a great festival was held by the King of Burma and as part of the celebrations, Nai Khanom Tom, still a prisoner of war, was to fight ten of the king’s men in a row.

After dispatching each of them, the Thai boxer became a legend and was rewarded wi...
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Dance Under Those Lights

Posted by on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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Muay Thai Boxing Legends - The Tiger King

Posted by on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, In : Art 


King Prachao Sua, A.K.A The Tiger King (1662 – 1709) loved Muay Thai so much that he would often sneak off in disguise and enter tournaments. He is remembered for his bravery in the ring and fought many notable fighters from nearby villages who, had they known who he really was, would have never have fought him. The Tiger King helped popularize Thai Boxing amongst his subjects and formally made it a part of the army’s training. He influenced the fighting styles, equipment and the martial ...
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