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Heavyweight’s only undefeated champion

The only heavyweight boxing champion to finish his career undefeated was nicknamed ‘The Brockton Blockbuster’. Rocky Marciano defended his title six times and finished his career with a record of 49 wins and no defeats.

Female boxers banned!

After a male boxer died in 1997, the governing Italian boxing association outlawed female boxing!

Why is a boxing ring square?

The reason they are called ‘rings’ is that in boxing the original contests were fought in a drawn circle on the floor. The Jack Broughton rules in 1743 had a small circle in the centre of the fight area where the boxers met at the start of each round.The Pugilistic Society in 1838 is who we can thank for the 1st square ring.

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