About Boxing Gloves
In the 1700s an English prizefighter named Jack Broughton invented the first modern boxing gloves called "mufflers." Fighters still fought actual bouts with bare knuckles with "mufflers" used only in training until the Marquess of Queensberry Rules finally mandated gloves in 1867. Today's gloves come in weights up to 16 ounces and some are oftentimes molded to a fighter's hands. There are also women's boxing gloves specially made with a smaller hand cage more suitable for slimmer hands and a smaller bone structure. All gloves are crafted with either leather or vinyl, and women's styles come in a greater range of colors from brands like Meister, Everlast, and Century. Looking among the offerings of vintage boxing gloves available from reliable eBay sellers is like visiting a boxing museum. Vintage brands include Franklin, Everlast, Tuf-Wear and more. These fascinating antiques would make the perfect display for any man cave.