Olympics Boxing

Boxing has been played in the Summer Olympics since 1904. However, it was not played during the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm due to a Swedish law, which banned the sport at the time.

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What is the industrial preparation of sucrose?

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Sucrose is typically extracted from sugar cane or sugar beets through a process of crushing, diffusing, clarifying, evaporating, and crystallizing the raw juice. This involves extracting the sugar-containing liquid, clarifying it, evaporating the water to form a syrup, and then crystallizing the syrup to produce sucrose crystals.

What does vs mean in sports?

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In sports, "vs" stands for "versus," indicating a match or competition between two teams or individuals. It is commonly used in schedules, rankings, and promotional materials to show who is facing off against each other in a sporting event.

How much money does a professional boxer earn?

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It depends on how high his or her popularity is with the fans like Shawn Michaels, Undertaker,Triple H, John cena might make 1,000,000$ in 1 year. And the wrestlers that don't have that much popularity like Randy Orton, Edge, Big Show will make like over 70,000 in 1 year.

What were the gambling odds of Mike Tyson v Danny Williams?

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According to an article in the New York times, June 27 1988, the odds were 4/1 for Tyson to win.

Which Olympic boxing gold medal winner on to become the heavyweight champion of the world?

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Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Leon Spinks, Michael Spinks, Lennox Lewis

, Wladimir Klitscho?

Who had the most consecutive title defenses in boxing history?

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Ofcourse it is julio Cesar chaves that had a record of 35 title defenses beating joe Luis with 25 and mahamed ali with 23

Hardest measured punch?

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There are currently no world records pertaining to the power of a punch (only one record exists for speed of a left jab). Every alleged scientific study reported on the internet has used flawed methods of measurement not acceptable to genuine scientific standards, and the number of individuals measured is not large enough to qualify as a thorough study. Most (if not all) quoted statistics have no verifiable sources cited to substantiate the claim.

If any contributors find an authentic world record, or peer reviewed, genuine scientific study, feel free to add the information here. Be sure to include citations for verification.

How many players in boxing?

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The sport, right now, is most popular in Europe and Japan but it is gaining increasing ground in the U.S. Also, the fact is that K-1 is a much larger fighting body than Pride or the UFC combined. K-1 champions make more money than UFC or Pride ones, across all weight divisions. K-1 I know, is bigger than the UFC and Pride put together, in Japan and Europe specially, its HUGE, however, it is not as big as Boxing was from the 30's to 60's. K-1 is rapidly gaining ground in the U.S., because a lot of people practice Martial Arts for one, so that alone secures an audience. First, second, kickboxers are respected and feared even by MMA fighters; there are guys out there in the world of kickboxing, that very rarely need to grapple. Many K-1 guys do train in grappling as a "backup" emergency thing but the majority of their fights in MMA runs, be it Pride or the UFC, are almost always won by knockout.

Back when it was "striking vs grappling," kickboxers generally gave a much better showing than all other striking martial arts. Jason DeLucia made a good showing for Kung Fu, at least until he got his arm broken and dislocated by Gracie. Except for Kickboxers, when DeLucia was up against other strikers, he dominated Kenpo and Karate guys. You can rent videos of classic UFC bouts from the 1990's; you will observe that kickboxers tended to hold their own, and sometimes even win, against hardcore grapplers. Although grappling holds the better win reccord over striking, the majority of grapplers had a terrible time with the kickboxers, specially the K-1 guys, most dangerous of all where the dudes who practiced Muay Thai. As a single style, Muay Thai has become the most respected and feared martial art in the worlds of K-1, the UFC AND Pride FC.

Anyway, moving on, while Muay Thai is certainly not the prettiest martial art to look at, not even the Katas in Muay Thai (yes, Muay Thai uses Kata, just like Karate and Kung Fu, and Tae Kwan Do), are that pretty too look at. Nevertheless the martial art has proven its effectiveness, and it will likely remain in the top 10 fighting styles even after an advanced computer simulation determines, mathematically, which are TRULY the best fighting styles. I can guarantee, Muay Thai will survive the weeding out process of computer sims. It won't be THE best, but it WILL be one of them.

As to how many people, I think overall, the world over there are only around 2 million, across all styles. By "style" I mean, not all kickboxing is Muay Thai; many people combine Tae Kwan Do with Boxing, or this style of Karate with this other style and so on and so forth. Kyokshin Karate is pretty popular, in fact a lot of top guys in the heavyweight division in K-1 are Kyokshin people. The whole thinking that "its the style not the person" and "it boils down to WHO WON, not the style....." comes from the success of top K-1 guys. I need to point out, many kickboxers who have met with success in MMA, they are not even the best at what they do; in fact, Mirko "Cro Cop" Phillipovic, when he entered MMA, his kickboxing career was actually on the downside, I think he was like, number 20 in the world or something. Even at "only" number 20, in the world of MMA he destroyed quite a few people, in both Pride AND the UFC. Okay more Pride; he was pretty "old" by the time he entered the UFC.

For opinions, solid opinions, on the differences between striking and grappling I strongly suggest you at least EYE this book, even if you read the opinions of only a few of them;

That is in fact the newer version, the one I read at Hastings in college was this one;

No worries, I think they're the same work. Personally I prefer the one with Helio on the cover; I really don't like his son Rickson, I think the man is a coward. He says "I'm undefeated" when he picks and choses who he grapples, he's never taken on anyone "tough." His father Helio though, is as far from a coward as a man can be. Or was anyway (R.I.P.).

For a more informed and, for an expert opinion, on the differences between grappling and striking I strongly recommend that book. The Grapplers whose opinions and thoughts I read where;

1) Helio Gracie

2) Gogor Vochkagadga something or other, I can't spell or pronounce that. Why do Russians and other slavs have to have such difficult names!?

3) Rickson Gracie, I THINK he's in there somewhere.

4) Bas Rutten

5) Matt "the king of catch" Furey

6) Gene LeBell; sorry, couldn't leave him out.

I in fact read the whole thing, but those six are the ones I remember most.

Matt Furey stated, and what he said made sense I agree with him, that it all boils down to talent pool. You can not compare boxing of the golden age, to boxing now, because in the golden era of boxing, there were more men who did it. If you were a male in the 30's, 40's, or 50's, odds are you boxed. That is no longer true, and, although he was good for his time, Tyson in fact does not compare to the champs of old, the competition was more intense. Also, no, modern day heavyweights are not "bigger;" in the old days, men who were too big simply didn't make it. They were toppled by smaller men in the heavyweight division long before they even reached the top 10 some of them, where do you think the addage "size doesn't matter" comes from? It comes from old school boxing dude; sometimes you had weight differences as large as 60 lbs, a famous example is Dempsey vs Willard. You can not accuse the bigger guy of "taking it easy" either because, hey, if money is involved, size is HIS advantage and trust me, a big dude WILL use it if it means getting money. Against the likes of Dempsey though Willard bit off more than he could chew. Throughout the 30's to 60's, there were similar cases of what would today be considered light heavies toppling true ogres.

So, what this has to do with the difference of striking and grappling, sorry about that; you have a pool of 25 million prize fighters (boxing), vs a pool of 2 million (MMA). Sorry but, the top champs of the pool of 25 million, even though boxing is only a striking game, will outright destroy the top champs of the smaller talent pool. In Tyson's time, boxing was not as big as it was in the "old school" era but it was definitely bigger than it is now, and way bigger than MMA; higher standards, and higher pay, as Furey stated, means that a Mike Tyson in his prime would in all likelihood demolish the majority of MMA guys out there, and all he needs to do it, is his boxing skill, he doesn't need anything else. He's good enough at boxing, that if he was young and motivated again he'd destroy those guys.

Now, of course, if you have a pool of 25 million grapplers, and only 2 million Boxers, the opposite is true. That is why the majority of grapplers in that book all seem to be in agreement; it is indeed more the person than the style, how much work a person puts in, although, the most commonly held view, and I think you will agree most with Gene LeBelle's view, is that its both, its the style AND the person.

The reason the "best fighting style" can not be determined by people, is because even with fights to the death, there is STILL too much of an ability, and more important than that, work ethic difference. A psychotically fanatical Karateka for example, a beast who trains for 12 hours a day and has done so for the past 5 years, will DESTROY MMA guys. I men if he is training that hard he is probably on a different wavelength anyway in his brain, that alone makes him dangerous. It would make ME, dangerous, ANYONE. Sadly I'm not psychotic like that; wish I was though. Then NOBODY would mess with me! Probably wouldn't get laid either thought, I'd be too "creepy." Its a combination of work ethic (most important), "natural ability" (almost as important, although important if you're competing), and the style. Because those three factors are involved, its impossible to determine what the best fighting style is.

Only a computer simulation with a very advanced martial arts program, can guarantee two fighters are identical (literally, exact copies), the only thing different being, fighting style. The answer of which martial art is better, can only be answered mathematically, via advanced computers. The U.S. military has demonstrated that computer simulation can in fact not only accurately gauge a weapon's potential, in many cases sometimes the expectations are even EXCEEDED. Far from overstating, if anything, computer run mathematical based simulations, actually UNDERSTATE things. The martial art that survives computer simulations in the future, will the the world's number one, and I personally predict that the top 3, will all be Kung Fu styles.

Sorry, TMI (Too Much Information).


Why Agility is important in boxing?

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because you have to move and be agile

Have there been any olympic boxing injuries?

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No, he just too old to fight that's why he quite.

Who were the 1984 us olympic boxing team trainers?

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106: Paul Gonzales, U.S Olympian, Alternate with Israel Acosta of Milwaukee

112: Steve McCrory, U.S. Olympian, Alternate was Bernard Price of Muncie, IN

119: Robert Shannon, U.S. Olympian, Alternate was Floyd Favors of Capitol Heights, MD

125: Meldrick Taylor, U.S. Olympian, Alternate was Andrew Minsker of Milwaukie, OR

132: Pernell Whitaker, U.S. Olympian, Alternate was Joey Belinc of Everette, WA

139: Jerry Page, U.S. Olympian, Alternate was Tim Rabon of Broussard, LA

147: Mark Breland, U.S. Olympian, Alternate was Louis Howard of St. Louis, MO

156: Frank Tate, U.S. Olympian, Alternate was Ron Essett of Indianapolis, IN

165: Virgil Hill, U.S. Olympian, Alternate was Michael Nunn of Davenport, IA

178: Evander Holyfield, U.S. Olympian, Alternate was Rickey Womack of Detroit

201: Henry Tillman, U.S. Olympian, Alternate was Mike Tyson of Catskill, NY

201+: Tyrell Biggs, U.S. Olympian, Alternate was Craig Payne of Livonia, MI

The alternates likely would have won multiple golds as well. Both Favors and Womack were reigning world amateur champs who didn't make the team and Tyson and Nunn were both future professional world champions. Furthermore, Belinc, Rabon and Payne all scored wins over their counterparts either at the Trials or Box-Offs (as did Womack and Nunn). Overall, an impressive group of alternates.

What is the minimum age for professional boxing?

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in u.k the cut of age is usally 35 years old. but legally there is no age limit. and as for usa and north America. It all depends on which state you apply and depends on if you can pass the medical. but useally you shoul be able to get a pro boxing licence up into your late forties.

In what year was boxing introduced in the Olympics?

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Boxing debuted at the 1904 Games in St. Louis.

How many countries have boxing?

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At the 2008 Games in Beijing, 77 countries sent athletes to compete in boxing:













Central African Republic





Dominican Republic

DR Congo








Great Britain

























North Korea

Papua New Guinea



Puerto Rico




Sierra Leone

South Africa

South Korea


Sri Lanka









United States

Virgin Islands




Did Mike Tyson go to the Olympics?

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Yes he did. In 1992, he was given a sentence of just over 10 years after being convicted of the rape of 18 year old Desiree Washington. He was released in 1995 after serving three years of his sentence.

'How does the Philippines sports affect the economy of the Philippines?

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The Philippine sports are part of the Philippine Tourism. When Philippine sports are known to other countries, this brings new investors in the country and ultimately contrbiutes to the upliftment of the economy in general opening newer jobs and more opportunities for the Filipino people.

How many medals did Dawn Fraser Win?

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Dawn Fraser won 9 Olympic medals, 4 of which were gold. She won gold in the 100 meter freestyle at the 1956, 1960, and 1964 Games and gold in the 4x100 meter freestyle relay at the 1956 Games.

How many olympic medals did Muhammad ali win?

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he won one medal and threw it in the river after being refused in a restoraunt

Who are some famous Olympic boxing champions?

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Through the 2008 Games in Beijing, seven boxers have won three medals in boxing:

1) László Papp, Hungary - 3 gold

2) Félix Savón, Cuba - 3 gold

3) Teófilo Stevenson, Cuba - 3 gold

4) Boris Lagutin, USSR - 2 gold, 1 bronze

5) Oleg Saitov, Russia - 2 gold, 1 bronze

6) Zbigniew Pietrzykowski, Poland - 1 silver, 2 bronze

7) Arnold Vanderlijde, Netherlands - 3 bronze

Who determines the ring size for a boxing match and why?

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The rules for boxing are determined by the governing body. They set the standards for the ring as well as the other rules for activities.

Who is the worst ever boxer?

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Here is my top 15 list:
1. Manny Pacquaio
2. Muhammad Ali
3. Jack Dempsey 4. Oscar De La Hoya 5. Rocky Marciano 6. James Toney 7. Jack Johnson
8. Gene Tunney
9. Lennox Lewis
10. Vitali Klitschko
11. Harry Greb 12. Primo Carnera 13. Roy Jones Jr. 14. Mike Tyson 15. Julio Cesar Chavez

What Similarities between modern Olympic boxing and ancient Olympic boxing?

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well, in ancient boxing they wore gloves and there were no time limits/breaks

List of boxing club in Karachi?

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nazimabad,ubl sport complex, near hill park

What is the future outlook for professional boxing?

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The outlook for professional boxing is mixed at best. The heavyweight division, traditionally the most popular division, hasn't had a popular champion since Evander Holyfield and doesn't have the big draw it once had. However, lower weight fighters like Floyd Mayweather continue to capture attention and draw big purses. Also, the rise of ultimate fighting has taken a huge bite out of boxing's popularity with younger audiences. Finally, fewer Americans are going into boxing in favor of other athletic endeavors.