Cinderella Man : why they cut the ear?

why they cut the ear?

Have seen it in more boxing movies, but why do they do that?

Re: why they cut the ear?

You know how if you get an ear infection it can mess up your equilibrium? I'm sure that is at least part of the reason. I would imagine that the swelling that would occur would cause the same problem.

Re: why they cut the ear?

Ringside treatment for cauliflower ear.

"I told you it was off." The Jackal

Re: why they cut the ear?

I'm really not too sure what you guys are talking about. There's a shot where Braddock's corner man puts an iced coin on his ear because it was cut in the fight, which happened often, especially with older style gloves. It's to keep down swelling and stop bleeding. They still do it, especially around the eyes? but they use a thicker steel disc.