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Man has been fighting man for centuries. The first recorded fight took place between Cane and Abel in biblical times. Cane won, killing Abel, his brother.

One day someone thought to make fighting into an official contest between two combatants which interested spectators could watch. Boxing as a contest has been around for over 5,000 years, and these days the best fighters are among the richest-paid sportsmen (and women) in the world. Floyd Mayweather – considered by many to be the greatest boxer of his generation – was reported in 2015 as having a personal net worth of $650 million.

Boxing – a little bit of history

Boxing first became popular in Sumeria and Ancient Rome, but was eventually banned for being 'excessively brutal'. The sport did not really re-surface until the late 1600s, in London in the UK. The first recorded boxing match took place in 1681, between the butler and the butcher of the 2nd Duke of Albemarie.

Initially boxing had no rules, but eventually the 'Marquess of Queensberry' rules were drawn up to establish the system of twelve three-minute rounds with a minute's rest in between. The first world champion under these new rules was 'Gentleman' Jim Corbett, who defeated John L. Sullivan in 1892, in New Orleans. Prior to that, John L. Sullivan had been recognised as the universal world heavyweight boxing champion.

The legendary Joe Louis, nicknamed the 'Brown Bomber', became the world heavyweight champion in 1937. He reigned for an incredible twelve years, surviving twenty-six challenge fights to his title. In December 1947 Louis was controversially declared the winner of a fight with Jersey Joe Walcott, even though the crowd considered that Walcott had dominated the fight. Louis fought successfully once more (against Walcott again) before announcing his retirement in March 1949. He attempted one comeback title fight against Rocky Marciano in 1951, but was defeated.

Muhammed Ali is generally thought to be the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time. He was WBA (World Boxing Association) champion three times: Feb 1967 to Apr 1968, Oct 74 to Feb 78, and Sept 78 to Oct 78. He was also the universal heavyweight champion (as 'Cassius Clay') between February and June 1964, and the WBC (World Boxing Council) heavyweight champion from June 1964 until February 1967. In total he fought sixty-one bouts, winning fifty-six of them. The world mourned when Ali died on the 3rd of June, 2016.

Ali was a combatant in one of the most famous boxing matches of all – the so-called 'Rumble in the Jungle' against Joe Frazier in Kinshasa, Zaire, on October 30, 1974. Forman was the current world title holder - Ali had lost his hold on the title by losing to Leon Spinks in February of the same year. Forman, aged 25, was the heavy favourite against Ali whom was seven years his senior. However, it was Ali – the more tactical fighter – who prevailed as Foreman tired in the eighth round. Referee Zack Clayton stopped the fight with two seconds to go in the eighth.

Rocky Marciano is the only heavyweight boxer to retire undefeated, winning all forty-nine of his professional fights. He was world heavyweight champion from September 1952 until his retirement in April 1956. The 'Brockton Blockbuster' was born in Massachusetts in September 1923, and post-retirement became a minor TV celebrity. Marciano died in a plane crash in 1969, the day before his 46th birthday.

Lennox Lewis was the first UK-born holder of a world heavyweight boxing championship. He was awarded the WBC title in 1992 when then-holder Riddick Bowe refused to fight him. Lennox was the WBC champion until September 1994, then again from February 1997 to April 2001, and from November 2001 to February 2004.

The other UK-born boxers to hold world heavyweight titles are Herbie Hide (WBO, March 1994 to March 1995 and June 1997 to 1999), Frank Bruno (WBC, September 1995 to March 1996), David Haye (WBA, November 2009 to July 2011) and Tyson Fury (IBF, WBO & WBA, November 2015 to October 2016).

Although never world champion, Henry Cooper probably ranks alongside Frank Bruno as the most popular British boxer ever. London born 'enry became the UK heavyweight champion in January 1959 and reigned until November 1967. He regained his title in March 1970 but lost it one year later to Joe Bugner. Cooper challenged Muhammed Ali to the world title in 1966, and despite knocking Ali to the canvas and being ahead on scorecards, Cooper lost by a technical knock-out. Immensely popular on TV, Cooper continued to be a major media personality after his retirement until he passed away in May 2011, aged 76.

Boxing betting – how to do it

There are plenty of weight divisions and national boxing associations, which means there are usually plenty of boxing bouts taking place, aside from the huge world champion fights which only take place every few months or so.

The easiest way to bet on a boxing match is to bet on one fighter to win. You can also bet on the much more unlikely result of a tie, or a technical tie.

You can also bet on a fighter to win the fight in a particular round. The most likely rounds for a fight to end are between round three and round seven. If there is no knock-out during a fight then this is said to 'go this distance' and you can bet on this too. If a fight finishes this way then the verdict of who won is left to the judges.

Finally you can bet on how the fight is going to be won – for example by a knockout, technical knockout, disqualification, a decision or a technical decision.

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