Photo Essay

Boxing: Sport or Just Brutality?

Splash!...Boxing Photo Essay #1...In Stories

Boxing, hockey fighting, street fighting, and of course, the new ultimate fighting which combines boxing, the martial arts and wrestling (the real kind). it seems to be one of those human nature enigmas that makes people want to watch one human being destroyed by another. However, fighting in it's many forms is very exciting to watch for many people.

The birthplace of boxing as a sport may be its acceptance by the ancient Greeks as an Olympic game as early as 688 BC. Boxing evolved from 16th to 18th century prizefights, largely in Great Britain, to the forerunner of modern boxing in the mid 19th century, again initially in Great Britain and later in the United States.

In 2004, ESPN ranked boxing the most difficult sport in the world.

Love it or hate it, pugilism in its many forms is here to stay!

7 responses

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (15 Jul 2013):

    I am not a fan of boxing,but I am a fan of your photos. These are AMAZING! You have had quite a wild ride James. So glad that you share your work with us. Nominated!

  • brenda burk

    brenda burk   gave props (16 Jul 2013):

    excwllwnt

  • kil roy metters

    kil roy metters   gave props (16 Jul 2013):

    well it is called the sweet science......

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (17 Jul 2013):

    reality shot, well somebody

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (18 Jul 2013):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • ray macie

    ray macie (Deleted) said (21 Jul 2013):

    Personally, I love this gallery!

  • John Tanner

    John Tanner gave props (23 Jul 2013):

    Fantastic Images !!!!!

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