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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What is Mike Tyson's fastest knockout?

    Q: What is Mike Tyson's fastest knockout?

    A: Mike Tyson's fastest knockout was against Marvis Frazier, when Tyson won in just 30 seconds. The fight took place on July 26, 1986. It was Tyson's 25th fight and win since the start his career, having never lost at that point.
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  • Q: How do you find out about Manny Pacquiao's boxing schedule?

    A: Manny "Pac Man" Pacquiao's boxing schedule is available online on ESPN.com and HBO.com; HBO is the leading provider of pay-per-view boxing for premier fights. As of 2015, Pacquiao has only one remaining fight, which takes place on April 9, 2016.
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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: What are some boxing tips for beginners?

    A: As a beginner in boxing, start off by learning the jab, and move on to throwing straight power punches. Practice footwork to maintain proper boxing stance while moving in any direction. Include sparring sessions in boxing training to develop muscle memory, defensive notes, clinching and distancing. Finally, get and stay in shape to develop and improve boxing skills.
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  • Q: What are the names of some famous boxers?

    A: Muhammad Ali, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Mike Tyson and Naseem Hamed are some of the most famous boxing professionals to ever grace the ring. Ali, arguably the most famous boxer of all time, was not only a champion boxer but also a political activist and motivational speaker. Ali became the heavyweight champion in 1964 after beating Sonny Liston and coining the still-popular phrase "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."
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  • How do you measure reach in boxing?

    Q: How do you measure reach in boxing?

    A: In boxing, reach is measured by extending one arm to the side, perpendicular to the body, then measuring the distance between the armpit and the end of the fully closed fist. The boxer must remove his shirt and warm up for an accurate measurement of his reach.
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  • Q: Where can you view a list of the world heavyweight boxing champions?

    A: A comprehensive list of world heavyweight boxing champions dating back to 1889 is available on Super Sport. There is also a list of champions from other world boxing organizations, including the World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council.
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