Boxing has been around since almost the dawn of time so it’s rightfully captured in this vintage boxing oil painting. Two boxers portrayed in two separate paintings face off against one another when they hang side by side on this wall. Both boxers have taken the traditional pose with their dukes up and ready to fight. White trunks versus black trunks. White shoes versus black. Mustache versus no mustache. It might also look like heavyweight versus lightweight. But when it comes to boxing you just never know who can win the round and the match.
Vintage Boxing Oil Painting
People have fought in hand to hand combat since the dawn of time. But the origin of boxing as an organized sport dates back to the Ancient Greeks as an Olympic game in BC 688. Boxing evolved from the 16th to the 18th century as prizefights primarily in Great Britain. It became more of what we know today as modern boxing in the 19th century, again in Great Britain and later in the United States. Throughout history, boxing bouts have been motivated by money. Fighters competed for prize money while promoters controlled the event and spectators bet on the result. In 1908, there became two classifications of boxing, amateur and professional. Amateur boxing can be found at the collegiate level and the Olympic games and professional boxing can be found in Las Vegas and on demand TV. There are a different set of rules for both with amateur boxing usually lasting three to four rounds while professional boxing goes ten to twelve rounds. One thing they do have in common is there can only be one winner. Unlike your local sports association there are no participation awards for both the winner and loser. So if you’re a boxing fan or just like the way these two gents look, hang a vintage boxing oil painting and cast your bet.