I need some expert´s support for doing a piece of fiction. I am working on a scene between two fighters, fighting each other about a matter of honour. They are both trained in mixed martial arts and agreed on a fight without any weapons, but before the fight starts, one of them is discovered to have brass knuckles with him, hidden somewhere under his clothes. I need the other one to ask for some kind of compensation (the brass knuckles will be taken away anyway) and was wondering if handwrappings make only sense if you´re going to wear boxing gloves in addition or if they would allow him to hit harder with less risk for the fighter and give him an advantage by that. I´ve been taking Wing Tsun lessons for a while,but I have no experience with full contact fighting without any protection gear or boxing. Can anyone assist ?
The hands are taped in both boxing and MMA to protect the hand/wrist. A fighter might hold back and not use his/her full striking power when not using handwrappings in order to avoid injury.
So if the fight was agreed to be bareknuckle without tape, being allowed to use tape would be advantageous.