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Underwater Boxing

(Video Link) Sure, it’s a challenge, but it’s not underwater chess boxing. Now that would be a sight to see. This video shows a boxing match that allegedly took place in 1939 at Wembley Empire Pool in London. As YouTube user diagonaluk writes, “Can’t imagine why this never caught on.” Me neither. -via Doobybrain

Fireworks Boxing

For those of you that think the sport of boxing isn’t brutal enough, it seems that in 1937 someone tried to add fireworks to the mix. Two boxers fought each other while connected to pyrotechnic dummies which exploded on impact. In London, two fellows donned asbestos suits and feigned a boxing match while their pyrotechnic doppelgangers [...]

Superman vs. Muhammad Ali: Who Ya Got?

DC Comics has decided to reissue what must be one of the strangest comic book events of all time – an issue centered on a boxing match pitting the man who floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee against the Man of Steel. The interesting premise behind 1978′s Superman vs. Muhammad Ali is explained [...]