Boxing By: Kyle Smith

Definition

Boxing- the sport or practice of fighting with the fists, especially with padded gloves in a roped square ring according to prescribed rules.

Rules

  • They had fewer rules in the ancient olypics than now.
  • They had no rounds.
  • They fought until a man was considered beaten or knocked out.
  • They were allowed to attack while opponent was on the ground.
  • There was no weight classes and your opponent was chosen at random.
  • Wrapped hands in leather and were used as gloves.

Intreresting fact

  1. They started boxing with gloves in 1600 BCE.
  2. Before gloves, they would box with bare hands. This lead to many broken hands and fingers.
  3. Kleitomachos was the only man to win two boxing events in the same year for the olympics.

Similarities

  • In Ancient Greece and now, they both use gloves.
  • Each match was fought until someone was declared beaten.
  • Both were fought within a certain area.
  • Also, they couldn't grab or hold at anytime.

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