Archaeology provides irrefutable evidence of the existence of special devices attached to the hands of men at different times with different goals: less to protect and mitigate impacts, often to increase the deadliness fist. Such fights were almost a main component of the combat training of soldiers. Pugilism as a sport rather well studied by historians of the ancient Greeks, beginning around the xii century. bc Boxing gloves are already then is the simplest form of protection of hands and wrists – strips of soft leather braided wrist, fingers and even . Such elementary boxing gloves were called 'meylihay'. Later – starting with the vi. bc – To replace them began to come more sophisticated gloves sfayrai, consisting of two parts: the leather rings at the joints and proper gloves which reached to the forearm.
In 688 bc fist-fight was included in the ancient Olympic games. The battle took place on the sanded floor of the square. The winner is the one who sent his opponent in the knock-out or forced to surrender. The next stage in the development of boxing gloves back to ancient Rome the end of iv to ii cent. bc. er. The fact that boxing as a sport event is not caught on among the Romans – it seemed to them too severe, that is fit only for the bloody gladiatorial combat. Skin belts were equipped with different kinds of spikes, with metal rings, nodes, covered with brass or tin.
These boxing gloves were called cesta. Fights ended in serious injury or death of gladiators, boxers. In the Roman Empire in I. bc boxing was declared outside the law, it literally and figuratively put a cross in the next ten centuries. In Russia had long been a culture of fisticuffs, which is mentioned more in the Tale of Bygone Years (1068). Russian fist fights have never been a source of income for either men or for viewers. Existed humane unwritten rules against hitting bumps, hitting back with a "tripping", to strike their feet or head, arm than any hands. The Orthodox Church has fought tirelessly with these 'barbaric' is fun, but after 1917, with boxing, who came from Europe, began to fight the Bolsheviks, accusing him of all sins . Meanwhile, in Old England roughly developed classic English boxing – the heir to the ancient Greek boxing. Boxing gloves have appeared in the xv century. Used exclusively for training. At competitions Gentlemen Prefer to beat bare fists. Boxing gloves were densely filled with horsehair and upholstered with leather. In 1867, the Marquess of Queensberry proposed new set of rules for boxing matches, one of the main points of which was the requirement using boxing gloves to improve the safety of boxers. Since then, the gloves are divided into two categories: military gloves, and training. To date, differ not only in combat and training, but amateur, professional, slug, coaching, gloves with laces and velcro gloves. There are two filler for the boxing gloves: pepper-layering and foam.