Boxing Definition- An Ancient Greek Olympic sport which involved hitting opponent until one gives up.
Rules for Ancient Olympic Boxing
No holds or wrestling
Any type of blow with the hand was allowed but no gouging with the fingers
No ring was used
There were no rounds or time limits
Victory was decided when one fighter gave up or was incapacitated
No weight-classes, opponents were selected by chance
Judges enforced the rules by beating offenders with a switch or whip
Fighters could opt to exchange blows undefended if the fight lasted too long
Interesting Fact- There was no ring used in Ancient Olympic boxing
Similarities- They used gloves also back in ancient times made of leather.