Question regarding ring ropes.

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by RealDeal, Jul 22, 2021.

  1. RealDeal

    RealDeal Active Member Full Member

    May 2, 2009
    I know this is a really random question but does anyone happen to know when the standard boxing ring changed from having 3 ropes to 4?
  2. SolomonDeedes

    SolomonDeedes Active Member Full Member

    Nov 15, 2011
    It was in 1963 that the WBA announced that four-rope rings should be the standard, but I think it took several more years for the various commissions to make it a reality.
  3. djanders

    djanders Well-Known Member Full Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    If my memory's correct, Ali vs. Liston 1 (1964) was the first Heavyweight Title Fight with 4 ropes. Someone can correct me if my memory's faulty (very possible).