For centuries chess and the strategy involved has been associated with war, now you can add boxing. See in the United Kingdom the sport of Chessboxing is quickly becoming one of the most popular sports in the country.
Chessboxing combines boxing with the game of chess alternating over 11 rounds of competition, three minutes of boxing, then three minutes of competitors sitting over a chess board while wearing headphones so they cannot hear spectators hollering out suggested moves, the participants can win either by knockout or checkmate.
A CBS News report profiles two fighters, Andy “The Rock” Costello and Nikolai “The Siberian Express” Sazhin, who are on the forefront of Europe’s latest craze.
Move over MMA.