Ancient Boxing

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Boxing in the earliest civilizations

The earliest physical evidence portraying boxing comes from the first known civilisation, Samaria (modern day Iraq).

around their wrists that would have provided them with some support and protection for the small bones in the wrists and hands.
Bare knuckled boxing was also the norm in Egypt, as depicted on a sculpture from around 1350 BCE from Thebes (modern-day Luxor).

They didn't really have any rules when boxing, whoever admitted to being beat or was down was the loser.

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Ancient Boxers

A few of the greatest Athletes in ancient times are the ones listed below:

- Orsippus of Megara

- Varazdat

- Cynisca of Sparta

- Polydamas

- Milo of Croton