That's a wrap
Everything you ever wanted to know about how boxers protect their hands
ON SEPT. 14, All eyes will be on Mayweather's oft-injured fists. (he most recently suffered a bruised right hand in a May win over Robert Guerrero.) Here's a primer on how the champ and fighters throughout time protect their paws.
ANCIENT HISTORY: When boxing first appeared in the Olympics in 688 B.C., Greek fighters covered their hands with strips of oxhide softened with oil, called himantes. The Romans later invented the myrmex, a hand wrap surrounding ...
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