Re: When did 'Ducking' in boxing start?
Ducking is in the eye of the beholder...
People who don't like certain fighters will always claim thy ducked someone. There's generally a lot more to it than meets the eye. For instance, people who claim Lewis was a ducker are simply mad because the worst version of him beat a young, hungry Vitali Klitschko on his best night.
Most people like to claim RJJ ducked a bunch of people. That's equally subjective, and mostly depends on what country the person you ask is from.
Same with Floyd, Pac, and others.