Choosing Right Boxing Gloves

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Boxing Gloves

Boxing is a contact sport in which the fighters have to rely entirely upon the sheer supremacy of their fists, so the protection comes primary for boxers competing at either amateur or professional level.

Knuckle provide cushioned protection to the fists, which absolutely crucial whether you’re training, sparring or competing in a professional bout. Safety and protection is the first priority before selecting boxing gloves specially for amateur boxer. Incorrect punching as well as unprotected hands will leads to arthritis, weakened joints, weakened muscles and decreased functionality of the hands over time.

A good pair of boxing gloves will be comfortable and will fit in your hand around the wrist and fingers. A high quality gloves will withstand a punch time and time again without losing its cushioning qualities. An outstanding glove made from soft quality cow hide leather.

Green Hill boxing gloves have gained immense demand by boxers. These gloves are uniquely designed with a curved anatomical grip that leads to extreme fit and comfort. Special leather has been used in the making of these gloves to enhance strength and durability. If you are an amateur boxing player and are hoping to make it to professional ring someday, you’ll need a perfect pair of boxing gloves.

Apart from perfect fitting green hill boxing gloves available in a range of sizes, shapes, colours and quality to match your preference. Green Hill Sport’s offers a range of high-performance boxing gloves. These are suitable for all kinds of boxing players ranging from amateur to professional.

With the right boxing glove, you can practice your moves and guarantee your opponents defeat in the next tournament.

Types of Boxing Gloves

Leather gloves
Animal leather are use for boxing gloves. The most recommended leather is cow hide leather which is soft, fine and best in quality. It has durable quality. Buffalo and goat leather are also use for boxing gloves. They may cost a little more than boxing gloves made of other materials, but ultimately last longer as well as offering better support.  If you want to use boxing gloves strictly for a fitness class, the material may not matter, but if you want to train it is definitely important.

 Artificial leather (normally PU)

 Synthetic, PU, or artificial leather boxing gloves are normally fine for starters or children who are yet to develop their boxing skills.  As the boxer develops speed, stamina and power the PU gloves will eventually need to be replaced with a pair of leather ones.

Style

Most boxing gloves in the market have a standard structure; padding around the knuckles, a tied thumb and a closing mechanism of the gloves.

Boxing gloves of the classic style tied onto the boxer's hands with laces. For the club fighter this may become time consuming and cumbersome and not necessary for sparring sessions.

Velcro enclosures are another (and popular) choice.  The advantage to using boxing gloves that have velcro straps is that they can easily be put on or removed by yourself and without the help of anyone else. If you are just an average person who wants to use the gloves for general training purposes, then velcro straps are the ones for you.

Weight

The size of the boxing gloves that you choose is of great importance.  Gloves can weigh anysize from 6oz for children to 20 ounces for the heavyweights, but those used in a professional boxing match are usually 10 ounces. If you plan to use the gloves for training, then the standard sizes are 12 ounce, 14 ounce, and 16 ounce. If you are looking for more protection, then a heavier glove is for you.

If you are going to use a 10oz glove in competition then you might find sparring with a heavier glove useful as it'll improve your speed in the competition ring when you go down to the 10oz glove.

Most people think they must buy a glove that fits their hand, but this isn't the case. If possible, put handwraps on your hand when trying a glove on. By doing this, you can see how the feel will change with the handwrap and if a bigger size is needed.

Our basic guide to sizing

6oz   - ideal for children, from around 5 years to 7 years old.
8oz   - a starter size for women; teenagers
10oz - a starter size for men; second size for women; commonly used for competition
12oz - starter size for men; comprtition gloves
14oz - good for sparring; use for practice; get used to heavy weight
16oz - used by experienced or heavy weight boxers

The weight of the gloves is increased by putting more padding into it at the manufacturing stage.  If you are going to go full onto your opponent then the heavier gloves will give more protection.

Buy the gloves that are right for you, or advised by your instructor (if you have one).  Also make sure you choose the correct ones for your competition - your trainer should let you know.    

Colour

 The colour of boxing gloves largely depends on personal preference, club colours, sponsors logo/design etc.  Go for a colour that you are happy and confident with. 

Safety first

When shopping for boxing gloves, also look for a great feature called a thumb attachment, or a thumb-lock.  Most gloves made these days have this feature, which helps to prevent thumb injuries or any accidental eye gouges than can occur during a match.

Some handwraps are very important for the protection and support of your wrists and allows the boxing glove to fit snuggly onto your hands.  A useful alternative to handwraps is some inner gloves which fit onto your hands like a normal glove and give the same or even more padding than the handwraps. 
Boxing Gloves Tiger (AIBA)
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Boxing Gloves Tiger AIBA

  • AIBA Approved Competition Boxing gloves for amateur boxers
  • The most recognize and effective training and sparring gloves with marvelous key features.
  • Original cow hide leather construction
  • Extreme fit and comfort due to curved anatomical grip
  • Reinforced protection against injuries due to multiple padding
  • Perfect fitting due to easy closure system
  • Extended thumb protection
  • Comfortable feeling during training, sparring or boxing bout
  • Excellent shock absorption technology
  • Extended safety features
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