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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • When was Muhammad Ali born and when did he die?

    Q: When was Muhammad Ali born and when did he die?

    A: 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Q: How can you find cheap boxing rings for sale?

    A: Title Boxing and Monster Rings and Cages provide as assortment of boxing rings from high-end elevated competition models to less expensive floor-practice rings. If buying a used boxing ring is an option, shop Web sites such as eBay and Amazon.com to further reduce cost.
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  • Q: What are some popular resources for the latest boxing news?

    A: Popular resources for the latest boxing news include ESPN, FOX Sports and CNN. Boxing information is also available on BleacherReport.com and BoxingInsider.com. Click the Boxing link under the Menu icon on the top left of the ESPN.com home page to access news and schedules.
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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: How much do professional boxers get paid?

    A: While a small number of professional boxers like Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao can expect to earn seven figure purses from pay-per-view fights, the overwhelming majority of boxers make very little money. Between small purses and high costs, boxing is not a lucrative sport for most of its practitioners.
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  • Are boxing results ever tied?

    Q: Are boxing results ever tied?

    A: In professional boxing, tie matches are possible, although rare. Under the 10-point system, if at least two out of the three judges declare the scoring a draw, then the match is recorded as a draw.
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  • Q: Why is boxing good?

    A: According to BodyBuilding.com, boxing is an exercise that provides a complete-body workout, improves confidence and relieves stress. A typical boxing session stimulates all muscle groups and utilizes a balanced combination of anaerobic and aerobic exercise. Boxing is also a great confidence booster, as someone who is confident about his ability to defend himself often has peace of mind.
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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: How do you view the HBO boxing schedule for upcoming fights?

    A: The HBO boxing schedule for upcoming fights is available in the sports section of the HBO website. Each upcoming fight has its own area listing the time and date of the fight, the boxers involved, and a shortened "Tale of the Tape" for each boxing match.
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