Non-competing boxers: How much have you spent on boxing?

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by Brand NOOBian, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. avk47

    avk47 King Full Member

    Feb 3, 2005
    Why do you need so many gloves?
  2. Pork Chop

    Pork Chop Member Full Member

    Jun 10, 2006
    There are a few reasons I've purchased so many gloves over the years - more than half the gloves in this collection are over 3 years old.

    The first reason is because I rotate my gloves every workout. I hate working out in damp gloves and my hands sweat a LOT - they weren't drying out between workouts no matter what I did (glove dogs, dryer sheets, you name it). This actually worked out to 2 pairs per workout - 1 for bags/mitts, 1 for sparring.

    The second reason I have bought so many gloves is because I have kind of weird hands for boxing: small wrists, wide at the base of the thumb, kind of narrow at the knuckles, with long slender fingers. A lot of gloves just don't fit me, even after being broken in. It was a long learning process to find gloves that were comfortable.

    A lot of the gloves in that picture I don't actually use (4):
    -the shevlin lace ups - coz i hate dealing with laces and I don't always like old school gloves.
    -both pairs of top contenders - they are loaner gloves for some of the kids that were showing up to my old gym with no equipment.
    -the ultimate classics - I've had them something like 7 or 8 years and no amount of clorox, lysol, or fabreeze has been able to kill the smell.

    Some of the gloves I don't use that often (4):
    -the American Standups - they're WAY hard for sparring and not too padded for the bag. I save them for people I want to hurt.
    -the shevlins (velcro & bag mitts) - old school gloves have their drawbacks, so I'll go periods where I don't use them.
    -the Grants - I've done a lot to try to get some use out of these gloves. The pocket is very long, with space between my knuckles & the padding. The padding is pretty hard for sparring. I HATE dealing with laces and squeezing my hands into these things is particularly troublesome. I picked up knuckle guards and bungee laces, but they're still not to a point where I'll get a bunch of use. Used them last night and if I can't find a way to make them easier to slip on I won't be using them much anymore.

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