View Full Version : "Remarks on the Antiquity of Pugilism" by Pierce Egan - 1824 (incl. audio recording)


nodogoshi
11-15-2011, 06:19 PM
I just happened upon this completely by accident.

The text can be found here (many ways to read online or download, see left pane).

http://www.archive.org/details/boxianaorsketch00egangoog

Audio links can be found at the following link (links to a site which is dedicated to user-generated audio books of open-source material).

http://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-016/

Just scroll down and find it among the collection of shorts. Either right-click/save as, or just click the URLs to listen online.

It's around 45 minutes long.

nodogoshi
11-15-2011, 07:17 PM
Just a short overview, as I just listened a little bit ago, he goes into the ancient history of boxing in Greece and Rome, its revival in Britan, some historic fights and fighters of the 18th century, and upto the contemporary time. He also goes into boxing tactics and strategy. At the end, he goes over techniques and training. A lot of the stuff is still current information for the most part, like straight punches instead of round ones (and why), the need to spar, the meaning of sparring, how to spar effectively, the reasons that punching technique should be first taught, and a lot more.

nodogoshi
11-15-2011, 07:21 PM
Last thing; this comes from his work "Boxiana or Sketches of Modern Pugilism", which I'm sure is available online, although not as far as I am aware in audio form except for this chapter.

NChristo
11-15-2011, 08:28 PM
The Mp3 links aren't working, takes me to Internet Archive but says the page can't be found. Been meaning to read Boxiana since the thread was posted on it here a while a go, haven't got around too it though.
Will listen too it tomorrow, thanks for posting.

nodogoshi
11-15-2011, 11:52 PM
The Mp3 links aren't working, takes me to Internet Archive but says the page can't be found. Been meaning to read Boxiana since the thread was posted on it here a while a go, haven't got around too it though.
Will listen too it tomorrow, thanks for posting.
Apparently the urls are censored because they end with *****.

Just go to the LibriVox site and download/listen there.

http://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-016/

It's within the collection of shorts appearing here.

Marchegiano
11-17-2011, 08:44 AM
super interesting. Thanks a **** ton homie.

McGoorty
11-19-2011, 11:37 AM
Last thing; this comes from his work "Boxiana or Sketches of Modern Pugilism", which I'm sure is available online, although not as far as I am aware in audio form except for this chapter.
Hey Doshi, it's great to see another one here that loves the really old stuff, I did a thread on Boxiana,,,,, it's a really good read, hey man, pleased to meet you. Keep up the good work.

nodogoshi
11-20-2011, 01:48 AM
Hey Doshi, it's great to see another one here that loves the really old stuff, I did a thread on Boxiana,,,,, it's a really good read, hey man, pleased to meet you. Keep up the good work.
My interest in this regard is not limited to boxing, hence stumbled on this audio entirely by accident while browsing random other old stuff. Nothing like the classics. I'll definitely post things if/as I find them in the future as well.

McGoorty
11-20-2011, 04:23 AM
My interest in this regard is not limited to boxing, hence stumbled on this audio entirely by accident while browsing random other old stuff. Nothing like the classics. I'll definitely post things if/as I find them in the future as well.
Oh so like me you are interested in history in general... I see Boxing as part of history, indeed every martial art,,,,,,,, Great to see you here.