Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Happy Birthday, Marilyn Monroe!

Today is Marilyn Monroe's birthday. Today's blog post has nothing to do with Ms. Monroe, but I thought it would be complete heresy if i didn't give a shout out to one of my favorite bombshells on my blog.

Today's blog post is about boxing....which I guess can somehow be relevant to Marilyn as I'm sure she has brought several men to fisticuffs over her attention. Yeah, let's go with that.

So here's some boxing facts:


  • Boxing is also called prizefighting or pugilism. "Pugilism" is one of those words I've seen many times before in my life and had no idea what it meant. I now know.

  • Boxing is one of the oldest forms of competition, dating from about 2000-1500 BCE.

  • Under Roman rule, boxers were required to wear leather strips that were laced with metal on their hands and wrists to ensure extra bloody results for crowd satisfaction. Roman boxers were the original Jackass stars...

  • In America, New York was the first state to legalize boxing.

  • Boxing was included in the Olympic games in 1904, which further legitimized the sport.

  • Jack Johnson (not the hipster singer) was the first African American heavyweight champion.

  • Here's something I was surprised to learn: According to a National Safety Council report, boxing ranked 23rd on its list of injury report. Boxing had fewer injuries than football, soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, and basketball.

  • Longest title reign? Joe Louis with 11 years, 7 months

  • FACT: Old-timey boxers are always hilarious and to see an old-timey boxing bar fight would be quite amusing...
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