THE THUMBLESS BOXING GLOVE

Not all gloves are the same Logic dictates that the optimum design for boxing gloves is a smooth surface to help decrease the chance that the glove will cause unnecessary injuries. Since the earliest gloves were made, designs incorporated the concept of hiding the thumb, like this patented design (illus. right) made in 1890 by J. Stewart. The unremarkable boxing glove has been a fixture of the sport for more than a hundred years. Moreover, it was the simple glove that elevated savage back alley, mostly illegal contests, into a legitimate and hugely popular sport. It was the boxing glove that took the edge off the brutality and softened the spectacle. The boxing glove is perceived as a shock

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