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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Professional and amateur fights are held just about every night, and in all parts of the world. The sites we’ve included in this section tell you what fights are coming up and where you can watch boxing on TV or in person.
- To order pay-per-view events, visit the Web site of your cable or satellite provider. Depending on your service, either order directly online or find information on how to order over the phone or using your TV remote.
For schedules …
has a schedule of upcoming fights in all weight divisions. It includes the bout venues, fighter bios, and the network broadcasting the fight. The schedules can be searched by date or broadcasting network.
The Boxing Times
has a television schedule for viewers in the United States, sorted by time zone. It also includes links to the official sites of networks that regularly cover boxing.
For TV networks …
has been broadcasting boxing since the 1973 Foreman–Frazier bout. Its Web site features fight schedules, biographies of selected fighters, and information on ordering pay-per-view fights. It also includes some commentary and analysis in the form of “Best of” lists, articles from writers Ron Borges and William Dettloff, and podcasts
with historian Bert Sugar.
televises two programs featuring live fights. Showtime Championship Boxing
features established stars fighting for championship belts, often in a pay-per-view format. ShoBox: The New Generation
features up-and-coming fighters who in most cases are fighting on television for the first time. The network’s Web site includes an upcoming schedule, and the Championship Boxing
bouts contain boxer bios, news links, and video.
’s The Contender
is a reality show featuring real-life boxers living together and fighting to become the show’s champion. There have been three seasons thus far, and there is no word when the fourth season will begin. ESPN’s official show site features biographies of the boxers, an episode guide, and video.
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