Ancient Roman sparring gloves found

Discussion in 'Boxing' started by Vince Millett, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. Vince Millett

    Vince Millett Haec manus inimica tyrannis MAP 2017 Gold Award

  2. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Looking forward to watching this later! Thanks for the share :D
     
  3. Knee Rider

    Knee Rider Valued Member Supporter

    Cool!

    Apparently these are sparring gloves with had leather could but just read "metal inserts" [!!!!] were used in the competition gloves... thanks but no thanks!
     
  4. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Did they ever figure out the eye poke issue? :D
     
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  5. Hannibal

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    Cestus - Wikipedia

    The Greek version was significantly less dangerous than the Roman one - in fact the Roman thinking with leisure activities seemed to be "how can we make this more brutal?"

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