Underwater Boxing in 1939

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How do you make something as menacing as boxing insanely hilarious? A group of crazy guys with unbelievable lung capacities answered by taking it underwater in 1939.

“Just add water.” We all know by now that this advice works for a myriad of things—including boxing.

A stunning photo of Muhammad Ali in a boxing stance underwater while training in Miami, photographed by Flip Schulke, and featured in the book Muhammad Ali: The Birth of a Legend, Miami, 1961-1964. (Photo via The 305)

Yes, you read that right! Photographer Flip Schulke had a vision in mind when he photographed boxing legend Muhammad Ali in 1961 while training in Miami. The image of Ali in a fierce fist-fight stance while underwater would become one of the boxer’s most breath-taking photograph ever.

But nevermind Ali and his underwater bad-assery; a group of crazy London guys with seemingly inhuman lung capacities already thought of mixing boxing and water to create something downright crazy and unbelievably timeless. Not today, not in the last 10 years, but way back in 1939.

Watch the insanely hilarious boxing match that took place at Wembley Empire Pool in London. And take a closer look at the cameraman!

If, by chance, you’re looking for vintage boxing photos, we’ve also got that covered here!

What do you think of this underwater boxing match from the yester-decades? Tell us with a comment below!

Source and additional readings
Underwater Boxing -- Devour

written by plasticpopsicle on 2011-09-12 in #lifestyle #1939 #comedy #lomography #vintage #funny #analogue-lifestyle #retro #boxing #london #underwater

One Comment

  1. dogma
    dogma ·

    :))) well that's a craziest boxing fight i have ever seen :)

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