#DidYouKnow13 October 2016
We have created on our social channels an activity, named DidYouKnow, that takes you into the curious world of boxing.
Here are some examples:
- The longest boxing match ever fought took place in New Orleans on Apr. 6, 1893. The match was between Andy Bowe and Jack Burke, both of whom claimed the lightweight title after the reigning champ, Jack McAuliffe, retired.
- James J. Corbett was the first famous boxer to wear boxing gloves.
- The first mouthpiece was used in 1915 in a bout between Ted “Kid” Lewis and Jack Britton.
- The American Boxer Lamar Clark set the record of 44 consecutive knockouts before being knocked out in 1960 by Bartolo Soni.
- Dempsey vs Jess Willard, in 1919, was the first fight to be broadcast live on the radio.
- The “Pugilistic Club” in London became the first boxing club to be established in 1814 under the London Prize Ring Rules.
- In Ancient Rome the fighters introduced metal studs to the thongs to make the cestus which then led to a more sinister weapon called the myrmex.
- Ancient Greeks made boxing part of Olympic Games as early as 688 B.C. Apollo was regarded as the inventor and guardian of the sport.
Follow new curiosities on our channels, every week!