While better known as an MMA fighter, Conor McGregor famously entered the boxing ring for a one off bout with American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2017 – which he lost in the 10th round. Photo: Reuters While better known as an MMA fighter, Conor McGregor famously entered the boxing ring for a one off bout with American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2017 – which he lost in the 10th round. Photo: Reuters
While better known as an MMA fighter, Conor McGregor famously entered the boxing ring for a one off bout with American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2017 – which he lost in the 10th round. Photo: Reuters

Before Conor McGregor, Manny Pacquiao, and even Muhammad Ali – how did boxing begin?

When and why exactly did grown men start getting prizes and prestige for beating each other up inside a ring – and how long did it take for women to get in on the razzle?

Topic |   Martial arts
While better known as an MMA fighter, Conor McGregor famously entered the boxing ring for a one off bout with American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2017 – which he lost in the 10th round. Photo: Reuters While better known as an MMA fighter, Conor McGregor famously entered the boxing ring for a one off bout with American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2017 – which he lost in the 10th round. Photo: Reuters
While better known as an MMA fighter, Conor McGregor famously entered the boxing ring for a one off bout with American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2017 – which he lost in the 10th round. Photo: Reuters
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