Boxing is a full contact sport that consists of two people fighting each other with their fists, and with the exception of specialized styles, kicking is not allowed. Each match is broken into rounds, about 12, and can be won with a knockout, a technical knockout, or a tally of judges’ scores. There is no hitting below the belt, biting, wrestling, or striking with any part of the arm except the hand. Boxers are divided into weight classes, enabling them to be paired against opponents of a similar size and weight. The 17 weight classes range from minimumweight, weighing in at 105-108 lbs, to heavyweight, weighing in at 200 lbs and over.

As of January 21, 2010, Manny Pacquiao tops the Pound for Pound Top 10 list, according to Eastsideboxing.com, followed by Floyd Mayweather. Both men are up for consideration as “Fighter of the Decade,” according to HBO Boxing, along with Bernand Hopkins and Joe Calzaghe.

Deontay Wilder Draws Out of State Fans to Brooklyn
WBC heavyweight champDeontay Wilderwants a unification bout with Tyson Fury, but first the undefeated Wilder(35-0-KO34)must get past Poland’s southpaw Artur Szpilka(20-1-KO15). This could end up being a good fight, though the bookmakers do not give the smaller but fasterSzpilkaa chance in hell, his 15 wins by knockout shows that... Read more
Oscar De La Hoya says he hopes to continue boxing and has set his sights on the U.K.’s Ricky Hatton for a 2008 bout. De La Hoya told the press, “I respect Ricky Hatton. He’s a great fighter, he’s a great guy. If that fight does get made, fans... Read more
By Donald Jeremiah Trella “Sugar” Shane Mosley (43-4-0-1, 37 KOs), considered by most to be among the 5 best pound-for-pound fighters in the world today, is making the move back down from light middleweight to welterweight (from 154 lb. to 147 lb.) to take on current IBF World Welterweight... Read more