Understandably, the history of boxing, or boxing fight extends far into the past. Feel free to be talking about several tens of thousands of years. Archaeology provides irrefutable evidence of the existence of special devices attached to the hands of men at different times for different purposes: to protect and less likely to soften the blows, more often to increase the lethality of fists. These fights were almost the main component of the combat training soldiers. Fist fight in a sport well studied by historians of the ancient Greeks, beginning around the XII century. BC Boxing gloves had already represented the simplest form of hand and wrist protection – soft leather strips braid hands, fingers and even preplechya. Such simple boxing gloves were called 'meylihay'. Later – starting with the VI.
BC – To replace them began to come more sophisticated gloves sfayrai, consisting of two parts: the leather ring on the joints and proper gloves that reached up to the forearm. In 688 BC fist fight was included in the ancient Olympic Games. The battle took place on the sanded floor of a square. The winner is the one who sent his opponent in the knock-out or forced to surrender. The next stage in the development of boxing gloves began in ancient Rome from the end of IV to II cent. BC.
Oe. The fact that boxing is a sport event is not caught in Romans – it seemed too cruel to them, that is only fit for bloody gladiatorial combat. Leather belts were equipped with various kinds of spikes, with metal rings, knots, or tin-coated brass. Such boxing gloves called cesta. Fights ended in serious injury or death of gladiators, boxers. In the Roman Empire in I. BC box was found outside the law, it literally and figuratively put an end to the next Ten centuries. In Russia, had long been a special culture of boxing, which is mentioned more in the Tale of Bygone Years (1068). Russian fist fights have never been any source of income for the soldiers, nor for the audience. Unwritten rules of humane existed forbidding lying to beat, hit back with a 'tripping', to strike down or head, arm than a hand. The Orthodox Church has fought tirelessly with these 'barbaric' fun, but after 1917 with Box, who came from Europe, began to fight the Bolsheviks, accusing him of all sins burzhuinskih. Meanwhile, in old England was being rapidly developed classic English boxing – the heir to the ancient Greek Fisticuffs. Boxing gloves have appeared in the XV century. Used exclusively for training. At competitions Gentlemen Prefer fight with bare fists. Boxing gloves were tightly filled with horse hair and flaked skin. In 1867, the Marquess of Queensberry proposed new set of rules for boxing, one of the main points of which was a requirement to use the boxing gloves to improve the safety of boxers. Since then, gloves can be divided into two categories: training and combat gloves. To date, differ not only in combat and training, but amateur, professional, slug, coaching, gloves and lace gloves Velcro. There are two filler for the boxing gloves: gloves, a fiber and foam.