When the majority of us think about our favorite hobbies we ordinarily think of football, baseball, basketball, and soccer. All of these sports have full and cool histories with various heroes and stories that we enjoy to hear about. But there is one sport in particular with a very deep and emotional past – Boxing.
Boxing actually is able to be dated all the way back to 688 B.C. when it was added to the Olympic games. It was there that it was first written into history. But many believe it dates back much earlier than in 688 B.C. Certain people believe hand to hand sports have been used for amusement since the beginning of time.
Throughout history the sport of boxing has transformed in various ways in terms of rules and the way in which the sport has been described. In the early years around the time before boxing gloves the sport was regarded to be very violent, unrefined, and dangerous.
Yet, as the sport has become rather common and more states that were not permitted to host shows – began pressing legislation for tolerance of the sport. Many states and sanctioning bodies implemented rules and requirements to make it safer for it contestants.
The greatest change to it were the boxing gloves. These gloves not simply made the sport appear less violent – but it also it reinforced the way it’s practitioners trained. At the time some boxers would train with bare fist which didn’t grant them to fight for long periods of time.
The gloves which some individuals called “mufflers” permitted them to spar more often without doing a lot of harm to each other. There are several names out there that run deep in boxing history and have amazing stories to be told.