I was speaking to a pro trainer recently and he told me that it is illegal to tie the lace of the gloves off at the bottom of the cuff and it has to be tied off at the top, which is the furthest part of the glove, from the hand. It has to be tied at the top before been taped. He said that refs feel the glove to make sure it is tied there. Now I know the ref feels the glove to make sure the leather connecter between the thumb and the glove hasn't been cut but I didn't know about the lacing. I managed to have a look in a old rules book and I couldn't see anything about this but it was an old version. Does anyone know if you have to tie off at the top by rule?