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The Buttabean ready to debut in boxing ring

The Buttabean ready to debut in boxing ring

Ngati Maniapoto’s Dave ‘The Buttabean’ Letele has become an overnight social media sensation and makes his debut boxing match this Saturday against the Samoan Lapini Vatuvei. They came face to face for the first time today, but it wasn’t the friendliest meeting. Letele issued a challenge on social media to fight any tough guy. Vatuvei who has an intimidating reputation…

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Why are Boxing Rings Called That When They are Square?

Why are Boxing Rings Called That When They are Square?

The earliest known instances of fist fighting as a type of sport date back to around 4000 – 3000 BC, but these historical fights don’t resemble the boxing we know today. They seem to have leaned more toward the “anything goes” method of unarmed fighting. The modern form of more regimented bouts didn’t begin until the early 18th century. At…

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