The first proof of pugilism was found in Egypt and dates back to year 3, BC. For years and years, boxing continuously evolved and was first accepted as an Olympic sport in BC at the 23rd Olympiad in Olympia. Onomastos of Smyrna became the first Olympic boxing champion.
It was formerly known as the World Amateur Boxing Championship. At first, there were 12 different categories. This boxing match is scored round by round.
Great Britain has five boxers in the top three of their weight classes in the new International Boxing Association rankings. Light-welterweight Tom Stalker is ranked number one at 64kg following his medal-winning performances at the European and World Championships. Campbell begins rated as the third best bantamweight, with Evans in the same position at welterweight.
At flyweight, Rio Olympian and European bronze medalist Irvine is ranked at 10 in the world and will be the 6 ranked fighter at the World Championships. Fresh off the back of his European bronze medal, Walker is 26th in the bantamweight rankings. In Hamburg he will be the ranked fighter. While he has been a pro almost a year now, Mick Conlan is 2 in the rankings.
The diminutive Manipuri became the most successful boxer in world championships' history when she claimed the 48kg category top honours in November last year in Delhi. In the updated rankings put out by AIBA, Mary Kom is placed top of the charts in the 48kg weight division with points. The year-old will have to jump to 51kg in pursuit of her Olympic dream as 48kg is not yet included in the Games roster.
Four major governing bodies rank boxers and sanction title fights in boxing. These four bodies are widely recognized as the only legitimate governing bodies in boxing by the sport, media and fans alike. On the other hand, some other organizations and initiatives provide professional boxing with rankings and even title fights.
Navarrete is the featured Mexican star fighter for the traditional Mexican Independence Day Weekend card. Emanuel Navarrete: This opponent is very difficult, a Filipino of high level, but I come psyched, highly trained and motivated to defend my championship in Las Vegas on this special date. Fans will see a great fight and we will take back the title to Mexico and show Mexican pride, Mexican style and contribute to the celebration of the independence of our beloved Mexico. We know how to exploit his flaws, and utilize our strengths.