Forgotten Sport of the Month: Blindfold Boxing

Check out this sport, which was reportedly a smash hit in the late 1940s

Forgotten Sport of the Month: Blindfold Boxing

During our, ahem, lunchtime break, we stumbled across this classic footage from British Pathe.

"Rome, and the craziest sport of all time, blindfold boxing. Contestants entered the ring four at a time, and the only rule is: no peeping," opens the narrator, before we are treated to a minute of sightless sluggers hurling haymakers into the air while being prodded with sticks by lovely ladies.

Check it out if you need a mental break, or if you just want to look at grown men making a spectacle of themselves!

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