Created | Updated Apr 27, 2002
Many thousands of years ago, someone, somehow discovered that if you clenched your fist and stuffed it with great force into someone else's face, you could inflict astonishing amounts of damage in a relatively economical way. This idea has been harnessed over the intervening years and is now (with a few minor alterations) known as the sport of Boxing. Another great idea arose somewhere along the way when it was suggested that by wearing padding over the fists, the immediate damage would be lessened and in turn the activity prolonged. Now, the spectacle of two people stuffing their padded fists into each others faces for long periods is enjoyed the world over.