#58347. Asked by barker111. (Jul 14 05 7:10 PM)
"1839 when the London Prize Ring Rules introduced the use of a 24 square-foot boxing ring with ropes surrounding it. Also known as the ‘Pugilistic Benevolent Society’ this was to mark the end of the days when spectators formed a ‘ring’ around the fighters."
That's quoted from a website on the history of boxing... Squares are easier to construct.
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