Boxing (pugilism, prize fighting) is a combat sport in which two people engage in a contest of strength, speed, reflexes, and endurance by throwing punches with gloved hands against each other. The origin of boxing is from the ancient Greeks, as an Olympic game in BCE 688. Boxing evolved from 16th- and 18th-century prizefights, largely in Great Britain, to the forerunner of modern boxing in the mid-19th century, again initially in Great Britain and later in the United States.

New Zealand Professional Fighter Billy Gunn Leckie

William Gunn Leckie.  (Billy) 1933 – 2012.     I returned from an instructing job overseas to the sad news that my old Mate Billy Leckie had passed away on June 19th at the age of 78.   Now Billy was well-known for his amateur and professional boxing career where he had an amateur record […]

Female Boxer does Knock out Shows

She is no stranger to the Boxing Ring inside or out and as far as promoting the sport goes she seems to have that knocked out too. Local Huntly girl Sarah Watene (from the infamous sports family) is about to do it all again when on 17th October she fires up the Huntly locals with […]