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EP6: Chessboxing, That's A Sport?

Montu Das, President, World Chess Boxing Organisation (WCBO)

02-Jan-24 21:00

EP6: Chessboxing, That's A Sport?

Conceived by Dutch artist Iepe Rubingh in 2003, chessboxing, as its name implies, is an improbable fusion of chess and boxing. This unique sport challenges participants to alternate between rounds of chess and boxing, putting both their mental acuity and physical endurance to the test. While strategically manoeuvring chess pieces on the board, players must simultaneously muster the strength and agility needed to engage in boxing matches. With its groundbreaking blend of intellect and athleticism, chessboxing has evolved into a captivating spectacle, drawing enthusiasts from the chess and boxing communities and pushing the boundaries of traditional sports.

Joining us to shed more light on this intriguing sport is Montu Das, the current president of the World Chess Boxing Organisation and the founder of Chessboxing India.

That's A Sport is a monthly series where we look to explore and discover some lesser known sport around the globe.

Produced by: Daryl Ong

Presented by: Daryl Ong


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