Thank You brother, You beet me to it.
Dambe is the name of the traditional African boxing.
In the Spirit of Sankofa,
.......Interesting, a West African tradition:
Dambe is a type of boxing that found its traditional application in Western Africa and has survived to modern day. Butchers’ Guilds
Hundreds of years ago in Nigeria, butchers had a special ritualistic role. They were the only individuals with permission to slaughter animals. Butchers would team up in groups and call themselves “armies”, moving from village to village culling cattle for meat. These competitions would take place during harvest.
Read more at Suite101: History of Dambe: Origins of the Traditional Nigerian Boxing Style | Suite101.com http://jeremy-jusek.suite101.com/history-of-dambe-a174105#ixzz1uU8L39Ju
Here is a bit more on Dambe: http://www.blacfoundation.org/nigeriasample1.pdf
here is another perspective if one is interested; http://soulcapoeira.org/articles/nuba-wrestling/