“Making the ‘Knock-Out’ Safe” (The Sketch, September 18, 1907)

  • Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 20th December 2016

In 1907 this unusual ring design – equipped with nets reminiscent of the safety equipment used in circus acts – was tested as a way to reduce the danger of boxers and savateurs being further injured in falls following knock-out blows.

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