Box y Lucha
Cover of issue 3220 from 2016
CategoriesPro wrestling and boxing magazine
FrequencyBiweekly
PublisherLatin American Periodicals; EBSCO[1]
Year founded1954
CountryMexico
LanguageSpanish

Box y Lucha is a Spanish language magazine and website. It is the oldest lucha libre magazine still in existence and one of the first ones to be published.[2] It also covers boxing and other martial arts.

History

The magazine began publication in 1954 in Mexico City under the name Lucha Libre,[3] later renamed Lucha Libre y Box, and finally to Box y Lucha. It became the best established wrestling magazine in Mexico until the 2000s when it was taken over by Súper Luchas.[4] In 1955 the magazine became the first publication to cover the subject of wrestling masks.[5] After the 1990s the magazine and its rival Súper Luchas were the only two Mexican wrestling magazines to survive after the industry, in general, went down. Box y Lucha was known to be more text-based than Súper Luchas and featured less foreign wrestlers.[2] The magazine remained widely read by 1995, which is often regarded as the worst year in professional wrestling history.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ Library Service to Spanish Speaking Patrons: A Practical Guide - Page 25
  2. ^ a b Levi, Heather (2008). The World of Lucha Libre: Secrets, Revelations, and Mexican National Identity. Duke University Press. p. 179. ISBN 978-0822342328.
  3. ^ Latinos and American Popular Culture - Page 359
  4. ^ Levi, Heather (2008). The World of Lucha Libre: Secrets, Revelations, and Mexican National Identity. Duke University Press. p. 178. ISBN 978-0822342328.
  5. ^ Steel Chair to the Head: The Pleasure and Pain of Professional Wrestling; p. 101
  6. ^ Tijuana: Stories on the Border - p. 161