Boxer of Quirinal, or the Terme Boxer, bronze statue of an Olympian from Ancient Greece.

History- Boxing is one of the worlds oldest martial arts. It can be traced back to ancient Iraq (Sumeria) nearly 5000 years ago. It was introduced by the Greeks at the 23rd ancient Olympics. Later the Romans introduced boxing to the death in public arenas, this was later banned for excessive brutality. The modern form of boxing took off during the 1500's in Great Britain and is now the most watched combat sport in the world. 

The Sport- Modern boxing is the sport of punching. The primary goal is to avoid your opponents punches while landing punches of your own to the head and body of your opponent. Fights can end in a knockout or technical knockout when you are unable to stand after getting knocked down. If a boxing match lasts all of the designated rounds it is scored by judges watching the bout.

Boxing philosophy at The Ludus- Here at The Ludus we are dedicated to technique first. All of the boxing basics are essential to our teaching method. We preach mastering the basics before adding in techniques taken from some of the greatest boxers in the history of the sport. 

Consensus Pound-for-Pound Greatest Boxer of all time Sugar Ray Robinson. Total Pro and Amateur Record 258-19-6 (2) (177 KO's). World Welterweight Champion 1946-1951, World Middleweight Champion 5 times from 1951-1960, one time World Light Heavyweight Title Challenger. 

Notable Competitors- Gene Tunney, Tony Canzoneri, Mickey Walker, Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Roberto Duran, Muhammad Ali, Benny Leonard, Harry Greb, Joe Louis, Willie Pep, Henry Armstrong, Sugar Ray Robinson, Carlos Monzon, Sam Langford, Joe Frazier, Larry Holmes, George Foreman, Rocky Marciano, Sonny Liston, John L. Sullivan, Tomasz Adamek, Evander Holyfield, Michael Spinks, Jake O'Brien, Roy Jones Jr., Harold Johnson, Bily Conn, Maxie Rosenbloom, Tommy Loughran, Ezzard Charles, Archie Moore, Sven Ottke, Joe Calzaghe, Bernard Hopkins, Jake Lamotta, Marvin Hagler, Stanley Ketchel, Oscar De La Hoya, Mike McCallum, Tommy Hearns, Wilfred Benitez, Jack Britton, Jimmy McLarnin, Ted Lewis, Sugar Ray Leonard, Julio Cesar Chavez, Aaron Pryor, Pernell Whittaker, Salvador Sanchez, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Juan Manuel Marquez, Erik Morales, Wilfredo Gomez, Mickey Ward, Arturo Gatti, Ruben Olivares, Vic Darchinyan, Andre Ward, Wladimir Klitschko, Vitali Klitschko, Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Johnny Tapia, Pancho Villa, Khaosai Galaxy, Miguel Cotto, Jimmy Wilde, Nonito Donaire, Guillermo Rigondeaux, Marco Huck, Gennady Golovkin

John L. Sullivan was the last bare knuckle Heavyweight boxing Champion of the World, and first gloved boxing Heavyweight Champion of the World from 1882-1892. Was the first American athlete to win over one million dollars in prize money. Record of 40-1-2 (1) (34 KO), won over 450 amateur and exhibition bouts. The last bare knuckle world title fight ever was won by Sullivan by KO in the 75th round. Member of the Boxing Hall of Fame Inaugural Class.