Ancient Olympic Wrestling By: Kristian Dang

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.

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