Boxing is a combat sport in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves and other protective equipment such as hand wraps and mouth guards, throw punches at each other for a predetermined amount of time in a boxing ring.
Although the term "boxing" is commonly attributed to "western boxing", in which only the fists are involved, boxing has developed in various ways in different geographical areas and cultures. In global terms, boxing is a set of combat sports focused on striking, in which two opponents face each other in a fight using at least their fists, and possibly involving other actions such as kicks, elbow strikes, knee strikes, headbutts, depending on the rules. Some forms of modern sport are western boxing, bare-knuckle boxing, kickboxing, muay-Thai, lethwei, savate, and sanda. Boxing techniques have been incorporated into many martial arts, military systems, and other combat sports.
While humans have struggled at hand-to-hand battles since the dawn of human history, the earliest information of fist-fighting sporting competitions set back to the past Near Asia in the third and 2nd millennia BC. The earliest indication of boxing principles set back to Ancient Greece, where boxing was instituted as The Olympic play in 688 BC. Boxing developed from 16th- and 18th-century prizefights, mostly in the United Kingdom, to the precursor of modern-day boxing in the mid-19th century with the 1867 beginning of this Marquess of Queens berry Rules.