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Boxing is a sport in which two people engage in a contest by throwing punches with  gloved hands against another opponent, using special techniques. Winner is the  contestant who is able to demonstrate his technical and tactical abilities, evading punches  and avoiding being hit. Boxers compete in the ring, i.e. raised square platform on which  boxing matches are held.  England is the birthplace of modern boxing, the boxing was already mentioned there in  1681. Boxing was called as an unarmed self-defense. In 1867, there were published by a  Scottish aristocrat John Sholto Douglas Queensberry VII Marquis  "Queensberry boxing  regulations", which later became the first amateur boxing  rules governing modern  boxing. According to the Queensberry rules:  - The rounds to be of three minutes duration, and one minute's time between  rounds.  - The boxing gloves are mandatory - Boxers are divided into weight categories  - The boxing ring size is determined  - Wrestling and beating against the ring posts are prohibited  - Assistants are allowed in the ring between the rounds.  - If either man falls through weakness or otherwise and fails to come to the scratch  in the 10 seconds allowed, it shall be in the power of the referee to give his award in  favour of the other man.  - Boxers had to wear soft shoes during the competition, with no spikes nor sprigs be  allowed.  These rules apply even today, but nevertheless, there is a continuous change of these  rules. Since 1992, in the Olympic boxing the is electronic system used for the calculation  of the points, which means that the contestant can get a point, but the same time the  certain  number of judges confirming it.  The world's most famous boxers:  Cassius Clay or Muhammad Ali (USA)  Olympic heavyweight in 1960. Heavyweight champion of the world in 1964-1967, 1974  and the 1978th Rocky Marciano (USA)  Heavyweight champion of the world between 1952-1956. The best-known Estonian boxer: Anton Raadik  Source: Estonian Boxing Association 
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