Pugilism also known as boxing was once an honorable sport that involved two men in a ring fighting with only their fists in timed intervals called rounds. It began as bare knucle and eventually introduced gloves. In modern times boxing has become big business. It's not about the fight anymore, it's about the payday. There was a time that I looked up to boxers. They wore suits before fights. They were men of honor and would never disrespect anyone in public, even an opponent. Nowadays people shell out big bucks to watch these over priced self promoting blow hards train and step into the ring to showboat and avoid getting hit. I'm sick and tired of it so I decided to put together a pictorial about some of my boxing heroes. I may not have everyone you admire but to me these men were true gentlemen in the ring.