Sunday, October 18, 2015

Looking Back To The Roots Of The Boxing Gloves (part 1 of 2)

Are you a boxing enthusiast? Do you know of the right apparel and other protective gears to use just so you will not be harmed? You see, the boxing gloves are just one of them. As you watch the match via the television, you will definitely see that the hands of the players are wrapped in gloves to restrain them from the occurrence of any injury. But did you know where the gloves originated from and how they came to use? This article is going to bring you back to the origins of this protective armament.

Looking Back to the Old Times

Some 3,000 years ago, the Greeks were also fond of fighting against their opponents. To protect themselves, they settled with wrapping their hands in leather strips. They thought that doing so would secure their hands as they engaged in the fighting tournaments, wars, and boxing fights. The problem was of course, those leather strips didn't have pads that will provide the needed protection.

The Romans took after the Greeks in picking up boxing as a kind of entertainment as well as a sport. In fact, they turned it into a more life threatening event when the gladiators started to get themselves involved. Yes, they still made use of the leather strips only that they were more daring. They utilized the spikes and metal studs after they have realized that the event in the gladiator empire was more dangerous. Hence, the fighters often ended up with scars, injuries, other painful effects, and for the worst part, there were those who ended up losing their lives.

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