Boxing in the earliest civilizations
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.
- Above is a picture of the gloves they wore -
- Above is a picture of two men boxing -
- Above is a picture of a man resting his hands, you can see the scrapes -
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- Orsippus of Megara
- Cynisca of Sparta
- Milo of Croton