The Red Boxing Gloves Visa Gift Card honors one of mankind’s oldest sports. Boxing began in what is now Ethiopia as early as 6,000 BCE, and then spread to Egypt. It was a popular spectator sport in Ancient Rome, where boxers protected their fists by wrapping them with leather thongs. That “evolved” into hard leather with metal studs, which made boxing gloves weapons instead of armor. That seemed to discourage participation, until bare-knuckle boxing took hold in the 17th century. Finally, in the 18th century protective boxing gloves became popular and led to the heavily padded gloves used today. Anyone who likes boxing will love to get a Red Boxing Gloves Visa Gift Card.