It's been called "the sweet science" and dates back to the Greek Olympic Games as early as 687 BC. The sport of boxing has undergone some of the most dramatic evolution's in all of sports, even given berth to numerous other forms of combat sporting. The modern form of boxing we know today surfaced around the 17th century as "Fist Fighting" or "prizefighting". With no written rules or referee, the sport of boxing became extremely chaotic leading to the first set of rules in Boxing, Broughton's rules.
Since these rules the sport has gone on to feature some of the best fighters in the world. From Muhammed Ali, George Foreman, and Joe Frasiar to the new age boxers like Tyson, Mayweather, and De la Hoya, the boxer continues to evolve with the sport. Though the sport now shares the spotlight with UFC, MMA, and Wrestling, "the sweet science" of boxing is still very much alive. Get into a fight night at Madison Square Garden in New York or the MGM Garden Arena in Vegas and see why this great sport has been around for so long. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Boxing tickets.
Wladimir Klitschko – WBA, IBF and WBO Heavyweight Champion
Klitschko won his first Heavyweight title in 1998 over Marcus McIntyre and has amassed a record of over 60 wins and zero losses. He is undefeated since a loss Lamon Brewster in April 2004 and holds four belts. The Ukrainian is 6’6 and has a reach of 81 inches. His older brother, Vitali Klitschko, holds the WBC Heavyweight Championship. They have not fought each other.
Andre Ward – WBA and The Ring Super Middleweight Champion
Andre Ward is rated as the #3 pound-for-pound boxer in the world by Yahoo Sports, ESPN and The Ring and was The Ring’s fighter of the year in 2011. Ward won a gold medal at the Olympics in Athens in 2004, becoming the first American boxer to win gold in eight years. Ward has not lost a professional fight and has a record on 26-0, with 14 KOs.
Floyd Mayweather – WBA, WBC and The Ring Super-Welterweight Champion
The pound-for-pound best boxer in the world, Mayweather has not lost any of his 45 professional fights. Mayweather has won high profile fights against Arturo Gatti, Zab Judah, Oscar de la Hoya, Ricky Hattan, Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez. Mayweather is the biggest ticket around, both at the venue and at the box office.
Timothy Bradley – WBO Welterweight Champion
Other than a no-contest in 2009, Bradley has won every fight he’s been in, including a split-decision over Manny Pacquiao that shocked the boxing world. Bradley moved up from junior welterweight for the fight, and has since defended the title successfully twice. The win over Juan Manuel Marquez told the boxing world that Bradley was here to stay.
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