The Fight - Eps. The Rules of the Ring

BBC   |   UK

The Fight is the story of boxing, in and out of the ring, from the bare-knuckle era to the $multi-million business of today. This first programme traces the brutal origins of professional boxing and shows that, even though the rules have changed, the sport's most popular champions have always been its most vicious fighters. Reasons for Submission: This programme contains a wealth of archive footage dating from 1919 to 2002, putting the history of the sport of boxing in its social, cultural and political context.