It should surprise no one to learn that Matt Hughes did a lot of scrapping with his twin brother Mark as a kid. You put two country boys out on the farm with not much else to do, beating on one another is bound to become the primary source of entertainment. But just to remove all doubt on the matter, Hughes posted this video of a Christmas morning in the Hughes household circa 1976 to his website.
At first it’s just Mark and Matt and their older sister unwrapping presents in their pj’s, filled with all the bushy-headed amazement you might expect. But that’s before some genius gave them various types of boxing gloves, presumably to protect their little hands from damage during the many fights that began erupting as soon as the boys learned to make fists. The funny part is, watch how quickly a boxing match between the Hughes boys turns into a wrestling match. It’s like they can’t help it. Their parents don’t seem too concerned. They don’t even step in to stop those strikes to the back of the head from Matt’s older sister. Think of it as quality training for the hard years to come.