Simon: Fighting with the fists is one of the oldest sports in the world. Even back in the ancient days of Rome, it was popular. Then the gladiators used a form of leather called the cestus, which was filled with iron or lead. Fortunately since those days, the gloves have changed. But not the object of the fight. Two men still face each other with the sole idea of beating the other into submission. I wonder who called it "the noble art"?