This is stupid, but because it happened to two of us I wanted to ask if this seemingly unintentional occurrence might be a trained technique in amateur boxing. We had a visitor at our gym who has competed in national tournaments blah blah blah and is one of those guys who will be a pro someday. He was a small guy in the 152 lbs range. He sparred both myself and another Heavyweight a total of 3 rounds each. In the third round of both myself and the other Heavyweight, we both left the round with what seemed to be an eye injury to our right eye from his orthodox jab (left hand) shooting upwards. I have never left the ring mid-round before. Although this punch didn't hurt, when he landed this shot on my eye, my depth perception was completely off, my eye felt swollen, and my vision was blurred on the right side instantly. I blinked a few times to shake it off, and when the guy saw this, it looked as if he knew what he had done and then stepped in for a flurry of punches. I realized my vision was off and I would no longer be competitive and I called "time out" :icon_lol:, had my coach look at my eye, and eventually left without finishing the round to go examine my eye in the mirror. The other heavyweight was sitting out and described the exact same thing. We speculated that the thumb of a glove fits perfectly on the eye if you hold your thumb out, and can fit inside of the head gear if you aim right and hold your thumb out a little. Is this a "thing" or was this just bad luck?