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Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was born on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky and is still alive. His birth name was Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.

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  • How much money do amateur boxers make?

    Q: How much money do amateur boxers make?

    A: By definition, an amateur boxer makes no money from the sport. Professional boxers (who earn money for their fights) are not allowed to compete in the Olympics.
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  • How many rounds are there in boxing?

    Q: How many rounds are there in boxing?

    A: The number of mandatory rounds is established by the World Boxing Federation based on the type of contest; world title and intercontinental title bouts consist of 12 rounds while international and regional title bouts are made up of 10 rounds. There are two fewer rounds in female boxing matches.
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  • How do you wrap your hands for boxing?

    Q: How do you wrap your hands for boxing?

    A: Wrapping hands for boxing requires a pair of semi-elastic handwraps, which should ideally be around 180 inches, although those with smaller hands may be able to use smaller wraps. To start, take one end of the wrap and tie a loop in it, then place this loop over the thumb.
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  • What are the pros and cons of boxing?

    Q: What are the pros and cons of boxing?

    A: According to The Houston Chronicle, boxing is a good form of cardiovascular exercise. Boxing also requires flexibility training, which alleviates stress in the neck muscles. There are also risks when boxing including head injuries, fractured noses and lacerations.
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  • Who is the current heavyweight boxing champion?

    Q: Who is the current heavyweight boxing champion?

    A: As of March 2014, Wladimir Klitschko is the current heavyweight boxing champion. The Ukrainian fighter currently holds the top spot in both the WBO and IBF rankings and has held at least a piece of the top spot since he first claimed the IBF title in 2006.
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  • What is the size of an official boxing ring?

    Q: What is the size of an official boxing ring?

    A: According to iSport, the size of a boxing ring varies based on the type of competition and the relevant governing body in each case. Typical ring sizes range from 16 square feet to 24 square feet.
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  • Why did Muhammad Ali start boxing?

    Q: Why did Muhammad Ali start boxing?

    A: Muhammad Ali began boxing in order to learn how to defend himself and stand up to others. He was just twelve years old when he began fighting.
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  • How hard does a boxer punch in PSI?

    Q: How hard does a boxer punch in PSI?

    A: The average professional heavy weight boxer hits at between 1,200 to 1,700 pounds per square inch, or psi. Legendary boxer Mike Tyson had a punch that was measured at 1,800 psi, or almost one ton of force per square inch.
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  • Where did boxing start?

    Q: Where did boxing start?

    A: Although the origins of the sport date back to prehistoric times, the earliest evidence of boxing comes from Egypt and Mesopotamia. The first recorded reference of a "prizefight" is in Homer's Greek epic "The Iliad."
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  • How many boxing matches did Muhammad Ali lose?

    Q: How many boxing matches did Muhammad Ali lose?

    A: Muhammad Ali lost a total of five matches in his professional boxing career. He fought a total of 61 matches with 56 wins and 37 knockouts.
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  • Who has Manny Pacquaio lost to?

    Q: Who has Manny Pacquaio lost to?

    A: As of May 2015, Manny Pacquiao has lost to Juan Manuel Marquez, Timothy Bradley, Erik Morales, Medgoen Singsurat, Rustico Torrecampo and most recently, Floyd Mayweather. Pacquiao lost to Mayweather on May 2, 2015 by unanimous decision.
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  • Which boxers beat Muhammad Ali?

    Q: Which boxers beat Muhammad Ali?

    A: Five fighters defeated Muhammad Ali: Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Leon Spinks, Larry Holmes and Trevor Berbick. Larry Holmes was the only fighter to achieve a knockout victory against Ali.
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  • Q: What are the basic rules of the sport of boxing?

    A: The basic rules of the sport of boxing are that each match consists of two boxers wearing padded gloves who punch each other in a ring for a predetermined number of rounds. A boxer achieves victory by knocking out his opponent, but if this doesn't occur, a panel of judges score the match and decide a winner.
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  • Q: Where can you find a list of upcoming boxing matches?

    A: Badlefthook.com and ESPN.com provide lists of upcoming boxing matches. Official boxing promoters' websites also provide lists of upcoming boxing matches. Some network websites that broadcast boxing also offer details on upcoming matches.
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  • Q: Why did Roberto Duran quit?

    A: Although Roberto Duran denies he said "no mas" during his famous return bout with Sugar Ray Leonard, most observers agree it was a combination of a fear of being knocked out and poor training that made the Panamanian fighter quit. Duran quit after Leonard dominated the fight for seven rounds.
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  • Q: How do you find out the UFC results from the latest fight?

    A: Find UFC fight results by navigating to the Ultimate Fighting Championship official website and accessing the Past Events section located under the Schedule heading. As of 2015, the page lists every past UFC event, and selecting an event reveals that event's fight card and bout results.
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  • Q: Who are some well-known heavyweight boxing champions?

    A: Some famous heavyweight champions in boxing were Muhammad Ali, Rocky Marciano, Joe Louis, Wladimir Klitschko and Larry Holmes. Other notable heavyweight boxing champions were Jack Dempsey, Jack Johnson, Joe Frazier, John L. Sullivan and Mike Tyson.
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  • Q: Why shouldn't boxing be banned?

    A: Boxing should not be banned because it is a competitor's sport, and it is a form of intense entertainment for many people. Boxing teaches discipline, and it encourages people to aim for the best health and fitness levels in order to compete. Young children who get involved in boxing stay off the streets, out of trouble, and off of drugs when they adopt a hobby like boxing, according to BoxingNews24.
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  • Q: What are boxing punch bags filled with?

    A: Boxing punch bags are normally filled with shredded fiber that is enclosed in a 1-inch closed cell foam liner. They can also be filled with cloths, rags, various grains and sand.
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  • Q: Why did Bernard Hopkins go to prison?

    A: Bernard Hopkins served five years of an 18-year prison sentence for a variety of different petty crimes. Those crimes included a number of small robberies as well as an assault.
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  • Q: Do you have to buy the Manny Pacquioa fight through pay-per-view?

    A: Home viewers must purchase the 2015 Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao boxing match through HBO or Showtime pay-per-view. The match is available in either standard or high-definition through the pay-per-view service.
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