Ever since we were young, we were taught that board-games and outdoor sports were different. And they are. Which is perhaps why never in history have we ever explored a mash-up of chess and boxing. Yes, you read it right.

Chess + Boxing = An actual sport

The idea is to get two players to face off against each other in a boxing ring, in full boxing attire and have them have a go at it. Once the first round ends, a chess board is introduced in the middle of the ring, where the same opponents who had been trying to knock each other out, sit and start a game of chess.

The match ends either with a KO or a checkmate. Here’s a video that will clear things up.


The fact that there are over 1000 chess-boxers in India just blows my mind. They also have a proper website .