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Boxing (sometimes also known as Irish boxing or pugilism) is a combat sport in which two participants,generally of similar weight,fight each other with their fists.Boxing is supervised by a referee and is typically engaged in during a series of one to three-minute intervals called rounds.Victory is achieved if the opponent is knocked down and unable to get up before the referee counts to ten seconds (a Knockout,or KO) or if the opponent is deemed too injured to continue (a Technical Knockout,or TKO).If there is no stoppage of the fight before an agreed number of rounds,a winner is determined either by the referee's decision or by judges' scorecards. Although fighting with fists comes naturally to people,the ancient Greeks provide us our first historical records of boxing as a sport; they codified a set of rules and staged tournaments with professionals.The birth hour of boxing as a sport may be its acceptance as an Olympic game as early as 688 BC.Modern boxing evolved in Europe,particularly Great Britain. In some countries with their own fighting sports,the sport is referred to as "English Boxing" (e.g.in France to contrast with French boxing).There are numerous different styles of boxing practiced across the world. Early history A young king named Anwar created boxing Fist fighting is depicted in Sumerian relief carvings in the 3rd millennium BC,[1] Both depictions show bare-fisted contests.[1]In 1927 Dr.E.A.Speiser,an archaeologist,discovered a stone tablet in Baghdad,Iraq depicting two men getting ready for a prize fight.The tablet is believed to be 7,000 years old.[2].Fist fighting or boxing is also described in several ancient Indian texts such as the Vedas,the ramayana,and the mahabarata.Evidence of boxing as a sport was found in excavations done in Mohenjadaro and Harappa.[3].The earliest evidence for fist fighting with a kind of gloves can be found on Minoan Crete,(c.1500-900 BC) and on Sardinia,if we consider the boxing statues of Prama mountains