To the casual observer, boxing is a simple sport: two competitors standing toe to toe in a ring, exchanging punches. In reality, however, boxing is much more complex, and fighters spend their entire careers mastering the intricacies of this “sweet science.” Fortunately, the Web can make it easy to understand the sport, both inside and outside of the ring. It can teach you the rules of boxing, boxing history, help you follow professional boxing, show you how to learn to box your self, and where to buy boxing equipment.
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With all the governing bodies and weight classes, it can be difficult to stay on top of the world of professional boxing. This section can help you find boxing news, boxer statistics records, previews of upcoming fights, and post-fight analysis from respected commentators.
- The best source for official rankings is the Web sites of governing bodies like the WBA, WBC, and IBF.
- Renowned boxing analyst Max Kellerman hosts a call-in show on ESPN Radio, during which he often talks about boxing. To download podcasts or listen live, visit the official ESPN Radio Web site.
For online boxing magazines …
features news, analysis, fight previews, interviews, and more. Much of its content, including real-time fight commentary, video, and “The Next Round” podcast, is available only through a subscription, which costs $5.99 a month.
The Boxing Times
has post-fight breakdowns of the sport’s biggest bouts, with an archive dating back to 1997. There are also fight previews and podcasts.
is a famous and well-respected boxing magazine that was founded in 1922. It’s known for declaring unofficial world champions in each weight class in response to the corruption and confusion of boxing’s current system. Though there is no belt or official status, The Ring
world champion gains a measure of respect from fans and the boxing community. The list of rankings and champions
can be found on The Ring’s official Web site, alongside a small collection of classic articles and a selected article from the current print edition. Subscribe to the print edition
for $53.70 a year.
East Side Boxing
features a large stable of writers based in the United States and abroad. Multiple news stories, articles, and fight recaps are added daily.
For boxing statistics …
has built a large database of fight results and boxer records in an attempt to document every fight since the creation of the Queensberry rules. The data can be searched by boxer, weight class, date, or location. The BoxRec staff has also created a ranking system
for boxers past and present that attempts to rank fighters without the corrupting influence of governing bodies. Note that the site’s “Boxing Encyclopedia
,” which supplies pictures and brief biographical information for most active boxers, is user-generated and thus might not always be reliable.
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