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The ring: Where weirdos shape the whole discipline (Part 1)

Eccentric, the term used to talk about anomalies, sporadic individuals with erratic personalities, but in the professional arena, eccentricity is a “sign” of an outstanding individual.

“Eccentric” is the term used to refer to the individual, sporadic acts of some individuals in society, it refers to a part of the personality, unusual style, peculiar interests, too unique and contrasting with the normal social norm. People who have this behavior are often noticed and are considered to be weirdos.

Võ đài: Nơi những kẻ lập dị định hình cả bộ môn

Meanwhile, “genius” are outstanding people with vision and insights ahead of their time. So, are the most eccentric people geniuses with the strangest worldview?

In the history of martial arts, more specifically boxing, there is no shortage of talented people who have made a tremendous impact on the development of this discipline. But there is a special thing that talented people come and go, people who change the face of martial arts always have an eccentric personality.

Joe Gans: Boxers are afraid of spanking and thinking beyond the times

At the end of bare-handed and early-boxing boxing, boxing developed with typical Irish fighting. Due largely to the influence of bare-handed boxing and the quality of the early gloves, the fighters also wore the thought of fighting KO opponents. Even the scoring system of boxing was still very vague and vague, so the boxer became more dependent on KO.

Võ đài: Nơi những kẻ lập dị định hình cả bộ môn

However, with Joe Gans, it is different, instead of focusing on strength like the predecessors, Joe Gans chose to develop competition tactics to search for KO. Because of this unique way of thinking, Joe Gans accidentally became the father of the modern Boxing style. Who would have thought that the crazy idea from a weak boxer in fear of being hit would shape the whole sport like boxing?