Generations of artists have been inspired by the fight. The Culture Show looks at the sport’s history, and why it has had such an influence on our culture.
The Culture Show
The BBC's art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon and his team of experts present the Culture Show.
Every month, they scour the world of art and culture to gather the very latest in books and film, architecture, art, design, music and photography.
Interviewing some of the biggest names in their fields, the Culture Show showcases a fantastically diverse mixture of subjects.
We tend to view the Viking Age as a violent and bloodthirsty time – but its artistic treasures tell a different story. The Culture Show takes a closer look.
The famous artist overcame grave illness to forge a brave new direction in modern art. Alastair Sooke explains the power and the meaning of Matisse’s late works
How did these plastic bricks become part of so many of our childhoods? Tom Dyckhoff explores the history and appeal of the colourful toys that architects love.
Critics have found misogyny and racism in his provocative writings – but is this fair? The Culture Show revisits Lawrence’s life to get to the truth.