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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
A:Although U.S. boxing increased in popularity in the 1920s, it was significantly different from modern times in that segregation hindered African-American participation. Events were sanctioned by the National Boxing Association, formed in 1921, which later became the World Boxing Association. The most dominant fighter from the decade was Jack Dempsey.
A:Spike.com and ESPN.go.com allow users to stream free boxing fights. Most videos are recent boxing fights broadcast on the networks. As of 2015, HBO and Showtime have exclusive rights to most boxing fights and have shut down any websites illegally streaming fights. Both networks have also filed lawsuits against piracy websites that stream free boxing matches. HBO and Showtime do allow users to watch their exclusive boxing fights, but users must have paid subscriptions.