Boxing has existed for hundreds of years, in many different forms. It is a safe and controlled sport that allows us to keep our deep-rooted animalistic instincts at bay.
Millions of people enjoy both men's and women's boxing. It can be seen in its original style, kickboxing, or as mixed martial arts which incorporates many styles.
Here is a list of essential protective gear that you will need for sparring, training, and matches.
A.Boxing gloves– Other than the MMA everlast gloves (Which is also called ‘ Guantes MMA Everlast ’ in Spanish), which are very lightweight and have no padding, most boxing gloves look almost identical. Each glove has a different weight.
They can range from 8 to 20 ounces in weight and are either made of natural leather or synthetic.
The most important thing to consider when choosing gloves is ensuring they fit snugly and don't slip during fights.
B.Hand wraps– These gloves are not enough protection for boxing, so they are often overlooked. Boxing hand wraps are vital for your hands' health. This is especially true during training sessions, when your hands are subject to constant impact stress and for prolonged periods of time.
There are many kinds of hand wraps, but the most popular is a 2-inch wide by a 180-inch long strip of material that is wrapped around the fighter's hand before they put on their gloves.
C.Head Gear– These helmets are used in traditional boxing and kickboxing. There are two types of padded helmets: the full-face type and the open-face helmet. The full face covers the entire head, leaving only small openings for the nose, eyes, and mouth.
The open-face helmet is more similar to a motorcycle helmet but has no padding. While the full-face head-gear offers greater protection, it can obscure a fighter's vision in a match.