21 photos make it hard to see why you don’t want to box


We can be a nasty species, and for some, fighting or running away usually ends up in a fight. And, for thousands of years, humanity has capitalized on our propensity for physical tests of strength.

Indeed, humanity has been fighting in one form or another for as long as humanity has existed. And, it probably became a game soon after it became a prerequisite for survival. Around 1650 BC, according to a fresco that has survived from the Bronze Age, man began to use gloves. Centuries later, boxing has grown into the big-stakes, big-money sport it is today. And, oh yeah, there’s still a lot of blood.

According to International Olympic Committee (IOC) website, Olympics.com, boxing was introduced as part of the Olympic Games at the end of the 7th century BC.

Some time later, these thongs were replaced by the cestus, a barbaric device that was essentially a glove with metal nails. “Unfortunately,” says the IOC, “it didn’t help the gladiators involved, as boxing matches at the time usually ended with the death of one of the contestants.”

Fortunately, modern day boxers don’t have to worry about getting punched in the face with metal nails, but the sport is always dangerous.

Some say the danger is worth it, as many boxers become celebrities both in and out of the ring. Muhammad Ali was not only the first fighter to win three heavyweight championships, but he was also the people’s hero. His finesse as a boxer was matched only by his quick wit, his witty returns and his pretty face – despite all the blows -.

And keeping that face pretty is no small feat when the point of sports is pretty much knocking out that face. So if you are planning to get into boxing, take a close look at your nose first and then at these pictures.

21 photos that make it clear why you don’t want to be a boxer

Humanity has been fighting in one form or another for as long as humanity has existed. And, it probably became a game soon after it became a prerequisite for survival. Around 1650 BC, according to a fresco that has survived from the Bronze Age, man began to use gloves. Centuries later, boxing has grown into the big-stakes, big-money sport it is today. And, oh yeah, there’s still a lot of blood. If you are planning to start boxing, take a good look at your nose and then at these pictures.

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