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: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: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: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: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: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: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:Junior Middleweight boxer Saul "Canelo" Alvarez won a split decision over Erislandy Lara on July 12, 2014. Alvarez, Mexico's biggest boxing star, won the first two judges' scorecards 115-113 and 117-111. However, he lost the third judge's vote 115-113.
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.
A:Within separate weight classes, boxing organizations and publications rank fighters based on a combination of their fight records, their track records and subjective judgements based on a fighter's performance in the ring, regardless of wins or losses. Because boxing rankings use a combination of objective fact and subjective expert opinion, boxers often have different rankings across various boxing publications and organizing bodies.
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.
A:Muhammad Ali became famous by taunting his opponents and bragging about his own abilities, which eventually gained him a title fight against heavyweight champion Sonny Liston in 1964, according to About.com. Ali, known as Cassius Clay then, beat Liston and went on to be heavyweight champion for three years.
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.
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.