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The Video That Explains How to Watch Boxing Without Feeling Like a Dummy

The Video That Explains How to Watch Boxing Without Feeling Like a Dummy

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April 30 2015 1:04 PM

How to Watch Boxing

A video guide to appreciating the finer points of two guys slugging each other.

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Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Getty Images.

Saturday night’s fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is projected to be the biggest in history in terms of prize money. That means there will be a lot of casual boxing fans and complete newcomers to the sport watching at home. If you’re one of those people, here’s a quick intro to the sweet science so that you’ll be able fake your way through fight-night, and maybe even enjoy it.

Jay Bulger is an award-winning writer and director. He’s working on his third film, a documentary about American boxers, for Netflix.  

Christian Lesperance is a freelance video producer and editor working with Slate. Check out more of his work here.