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The Different Kinds of Gloves Used In Boxing

There are very many different kinds of gloves used in boxing. The boxing gloves differ in their weight shape and size. Choosing the wrong grove may prove to be a costly mistake. Boxing gloves are largely specialized in purpose hence when buying a pair one ought to choose that which fits their purpose. Highlighted herein are some of the kinds of boxing available that boxers can buy based on the purpose of use.

Gloves used to hit bags. Due to the weight of the bag being hit, these gloves are largely meant to protect your hand while hitting the bag. These gloves are largely used in a training session to hit training aids. Punching the bags produce great impact hence these gloves are meant to absorb the impact hence protecting the hand knuckles.

Gloves during sparring with your partner. The main role of this gloves is to protect you and your partner from injury during the sparring session. They are meant to enhance skills and not kick out your partner. These gloves are padded more than the fighting gloves and due to the padding they are a bit bigger. They stand out due to the highly padded knuckles and the wrist support they give. The boxer’s shoulders are built in stamina and endurance by these gloves as a result of their heavyweight.

Gloves used in training sessions. Very few boxers do not have this type of gloves. They are diverse so as to fit all the needs in training. However it is quite hard to find a perfect glove that will meet all the training needs. These gloves may not be appropriate for both bags hitting and sparring as they may not be soft enough or hard enough. These gloves are common with boxers that are new in the game.

Fighting gloves. These are the gloves used for fights. These gloves are mainly used by experienced boxers. The main aim of these gloves is to hurt the opponent hence they are lowly padded. They are meant to be used only in the fight. They can cause hand injuries if used for different purposes such as hitting the bag. A boxer will spend more to purchase these gloves than any other type of gloves.

Physical fitness gloves. These gloves are used for workouts such as hitting objects. They are heavily padded to ensure that they absorb heavy impact. These gloves can only be used for limited time in mainstream boxing; hence those new boxers are discouraged from using them. Comparing these gloves with all the other types, they are the ones with the least padding.

Gloves used in kick boxing In the recent times these gloves are gaining market. They are similar to a majority of the boxing gloves. However, they are more flexible to enable the fighter to grab their opponent in a fight.

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