In recent times, bare-handed boxing has become more widely available, but where did the origins of this sport come from and is this bloody sport safer than boxing with gloves?
Explained in the simplest way, bare-handed Boxing is the most original version of Boxing. Bare boxing has existed since 1681 in England and was the main form of British martial arts competition until 1867, the year the Marquess of Queensberry was introduced.
This is the law that is considered the foundation for modern Boxing because of the existence of a law requiring martial artists to wear gloves to protect their hands. Thanks to a change in the rules, boxing became more famous and recognized as an Olympic sport in the early 20th century.
Meanwhile, boxing without gloves has become an underground sport and is the fishing rod of the punches for many different reasons that can not compete professionally or amateur.
Boxing-free boxing was largely forgotten by the public until the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) was formed in 2018, which is the only league to legalize airless matches since 1889.
It was not until 2018 that bare-handed boxing developed again after nearly 130 years of being forgotten
Rules of bare-handed Boxing like?
Despite being promoted as brutal barefoot battles, the boxers are still forced to use handwrap to minimize the possibility of dislocated hands as possible.
The rules of non-glove matches are similar to amateur and professional rules in places such as biting, hitting, hitting the back of the neck and using elbows. However, the non-glove Boxers are allowed to strike in a hugging position similar to Muay Thai (Dirty Boxing technique).
A half will last for 2 minutes and a match will have 3, 5 or 7 periods depending on the organizers.
Former UFC boxer Artem Lobov said that this competition format is not suitable for professional fighters like Malignaggi, more specifically he describes that Boxing without gloves is like a sprint race, while professional Boxing is a marathon.