The fugitive term that concerns us now, etymologically speaking, comes from Latin. Specifically it emanates from the Latin adjective "pugnax", which can be translated as "combative" and which in turn derives from the verb "pugnare", which is synonymous with "combat or fight."
Boxer is a noun which comes from boxer, a Latin term. The meanings that the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) refer to the person which is dedicated to combat with their own hands .
In ancient times, a fighter was a gladiator or a fighter He used his fists to defend and attack. Today the notion is used as a synonym for boxer , an athlete whose sports activity consists in defeating an opponent from fist bumps and respecting various rules.
For example: “Argentine boxer Sergio Martínez became world champion by beating Mexican Julio César Chávez by points”, “I was a fighter in my youth and I won four professional fights”, "Although no person should be beaten on the street, the fighters are prohibited from using their strength because, because of their training, their fists are almost weapons".
Throughout history, boxing has had important fighters who have become figures of great weight and have passed to the annals by the set of victories obtained or by their peculiar characteristics. However, among the most significant are the following:
• Muhammad Ali, who managed to win 57 fights of the 61 disputed and 37 of them by KO.
• Mike Tyson. He only lost 6 of the 58 fights he played. However, his figure as a boxer was later tarnished by crimes committed outside the ring.
• Rocky Marciano, who won the 49 fights he carried out.
• George Foreman. This fighter achieved statistics of 81 matches played, 76 won and 5 lost.
Fights between two fighters or boxers develop according to the precepts of the regulation of this sport . It is not about people hitting each other without any control or limit: on the contrary, there is a judge who is in charge of supervising that the fugitives respect the rules.
There are several ways to win a fight. When a fighter hits his opponent in such a way that he falls to the ground and fails to get up in the next ten seconds, there is talk of a victory for knock out or knockout . If the boxer throws his opponent three times in the same round, the win will be qualified as technical knockout . Finally, if both fighters stand up to the end, a jury will determine, according to the points awarded to each boxer for the connected punches, who is the winner.
Within the world of cinema, it should be noted that there is a character who has become one of the most emblematic in the history of the seventh art and who was precisely fugitive. We are referring to Rocky Balboa. Sylvester Stallone was in charge of writing the script for "Rocky" and starring at the same time.
It was released in 1976 and tells the story of a young low-class Italian-American who, thanks to his qualities as a boxer, manages to rise to the top of success.