World History of Boxing - Boxing also known as Pugilism or the sweet science, has roots that go all the way to ancient Greece and Rome. The first documented “ Boxing Match “ took place in 1681 in Britain when the Duke of Albemarle engineered a bout between butler and butcher. Jack Boughton, also known as the ‘Father of Boxing’ developed the first set of the rules for the sports and published it in 1743 as a result of a bout where he killed his opponent in 1741. Boxing was included in the St. Louis Olympic games in 1904 for the first time ever.
In 1927 the National Boxing Association ( N B A ) become the first ” sanctioning body” to govern over the sports. The International Boxing Federation was formed in 1983 and its World headquarter is in Springfield, New Jersey, U S A. The main governing body of Boxing is Association Internationale De Boxe Amateur ( A I B A) formed in 1946 and its headquarter in Lausanne, Switzerland.