Originally Posted by rwarwa
Is there a type of headgear that can protect your eyes from thumbs or "slaps" in the eye? I use lens and its kinda hard to see without them and when some punch just "slap" my eye I lost it..
Is your opponent using gloves with attached thumbs? How bout you try a mexican styled headgear (the ones with the oversized cheeks) and see if it gets better? Or you can get a nosebar?
This isn't a boxing headgear but it is well suited for hard sparring (its used in the hybrid form of kyokushin karate and judo):