Boxing was originated in Ancient Greece and has been a popular sport ever since, especially for men. Lately, however, it has been a major health fitness trend for women.
Boxing was included during the first Olympic Games. In Ancient Greece boxing was not a safe sport (Not that it is today or anything). They never used to use gloves with padding. They used a metal studded leather hand covering which was so dangerous that opponents might even kill one another during a fight.
Professional boxing is an excellent career. The amount of money earned isn't calculated by the year, it's by the fight.
A boxer's primary aim is to land as many punches as possible to the head and torso of the opponent, using strength and speed to win the contest. Today many people practice boxing and it is popular in many parts of the world.
For most of the 20th century, boxing attracted huge fan and media attention. Some boxing champions became legendaiy. Boxers like Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Jack Dempsey, and Rocky Marciano became larger-than-life figures for their boxing matches.