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The boxers would wind leather thongs around their hands in order to protect them.There were no rounds and boxers fought until one of them acknowledged defeat or could not continue.
It was not until the late 16th century that boxing re-surfaced in London.
Records of Classical boxing activity disappeared after the fall of the Western Roman Empire when the wearing of weapons became common once again and interest in fighting with the fists waned.
While humans have fought in hand-to-hand combat since before the dawn of history, boxing as an organized sport may have its origin in the ancient Greeks as an Olympic game in 688 BC.
Boxing evolved from 16th- and 18th-century prizefights, largely in Great Britain, to the forerunner of modern boxing in the mid-19th century with the 1867 introduction of the Marquess of Queensberry Rules.
In the event that both fighters gain equal scores from the judges, the fight is considered a draw (professional boxing).