This thread is about traditions. They can talk about the modern sport of boxing all they want, it doesn't really apply to what I'm talking about. Talk about dogmatic, they are stuck on what they watch on Showtime as "boxing". I'm posting a lot of links to things like encyclopedic content and archeological stuff showing just how far back boxing traditions go and how they are part of the DNA of modern sport versions. And, how they are also part of basic human DNA, as can be seen in how our primate ancestors "square up" and box. Apes box, watch them. Nobody is posting about other traditions. No Chinese, African, Brazilian, or English ones. Just the transmission of Greek Olympic boxing through the aeons. It's like I shook a hornet's nest by claiming that Roman boxers in 0AD and boxers in 2019 would probably totally synch up. Which is of course based on the everything I've ever read about boxing. Does no one else here empathize with that dude memorialized with the statue? We're not talking about some lost age. The age of Roman and Greek boxing is well documented, sculpted, painted. The Greek classics stand on their own....why should I need to produce more "evidence" than that?