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Boxing gloves are cushioning gloves that fighters wear on their hands during boxing matches. The term also refers to gloves used in training, though these often differ from competition gloves. Modern boxing gloves protect the hands of the striker during a bout. The use of modern boxing gloves typically results in fewer superficial facial injuries. They do not reduce the risk of brain damage for participants… They also may even increase it because of the ability to throw stronger punches to the head without hurting the hands.
Boxing gloves are mandatory in Olympic boxing and amateur boxing.
Examples of hand protection in fighting contests for sport exist since at least Ancient Greece. In the 2nd century, Clement of Alexandria credited the mythological Amycus, with having invented boxing gloves. However, both the gloves and the sport itself were very different from modern boxing. In Ancient Greece, it was common practice to tie strips of leather round the hands for protection. In Roman times, this developed into the gladiatorial cestus, with metal added to the gloves to inflict greater damage.
Boxing experienced a revival in Britain around the 17th century. Many bouts were fought with bare knuckles and with no standard rules until the London Prize Ring Rules, though sometimes gloves were worn. Gloves were mandated by the Marquess of Queensberry Rules which were published in 1867. Subsequently, the popularity of bare knuckle fights has waned, and they are now of dubious legality in some countries.
Modern boxing gloves owe they’re origin to Jack Broughton, who created a form of boxing glove (referred to as ‘mufflers’) in the 18th century.