English boxing prize
With the development of mass entertainment business English boxing prize, supported by patrons of the nobles, gave way to a professional, entirely in the hands of the transferred business. But boxing, as a spectacle, designed to extract revenue, could not develop on the basis of old rules. Rudeness box on bare fists are not attracted to the ranks of professionals new powers. Therefore, in 1867 adopted new rules (rules of Queensberry), fundamentally changed the nature of boxing. Were put soft gloves that have made impacts safer, and equipment protection - more diverse and reliable. This marked the beginning of the development of boxing as a sport.
Queensberry rules were the basis for all modern rules for professional and amateur boxing. With the introduction of the fighting in the boxing gloves on bare fists gradually lost adherents. The new rules have made to fight in the ring a number of conditions. One of them was the division of combat in rounds with breaks between them, which played a major role in the development of boxing: accelerated pace of the battle, became more intense action of the boxers. Established in advance the length and number of rounds allowed boxers to calculate their power. Breaks between rounds used for rest, after which appeared to act more vigorously. Prohibition of capture and is transformed boxing into a fight, cleared from the power of the boxers slow movements and gave them greater impetuosity. The introduction of gloves, and changed the nature of boxing punches. If before the Boxers attacked cautiously, afraid to damage the bare arm, and tried to defend himself from any touching, threatening bruises and injuries, but now they were able to measure because of its impact. Boxers have to use a variety of new types of protection (kick stand for hands, shoulders, etc.) are not afraid to get hit by injury.