Boxing is an intriguing sport. When you pick up boxing as a career you need to train yourself a lot harder to achieve the perfect body and temperament required for the fight. A lot depends on the skill and stamina of the person but also the kind of gloves he/she picks up for his match. For a competitive boxer, there should be different set of gloves that he will use for training and different for fighting. The gloves that he will use for fighting are very important as it is not only the most important equipment but will also protect from injuries. While there are numerous types of gloves available one should always stick to a few fundamentals while purchasing the boxing gloves for your next flight.
Size: One of the most important factors is the glove size. You should be extremely comfortable with the glove. It should be like an extension of your hand so that when you fight you concentrate on the punches and not on whether the glove will come off or slip off. Trying the glove with hand wraps will give you the best idea on the size. The thumb should be properly curled to prevent any injury to the hand while fighting. Also the grip should be proper so that you can land those punches with ease and conviction.
Weight: This is another important aspect that should be considered while buying boxing gloves for men in competitive level. Typically there are universal weights for boxing gloves which come in 8oz, 10oz, 12oz, 14oz, 16oz, 18oz and 20oz. The weight of gloves should be such that it not only gives you comfort but also helps you gain strength as well. The 16 oz boxing gloves are the most preferred by all boxing professionals, however many recommend 08oz gloves for competitive matches as they allow stronger and faster punches.
Laces or Velcro: This one is more of a personal choice. Find out what you are the most comfortable with, a lace glove or a Velcro glove. The advantage of Velcro is that you can make your own adjustments whereas for laces, you will need someone’s help to do it for you. However Velcro does wear out and eventually you will have to look for another pair of gloves. In terms of a lace glove, you have to get them adjusted every time that too with help from someone else. Although many boxers vouch for the lace gloves, it really depends on how comfortable you are with them as laces can become undone in a middle of a fight and the glove can fly off too when you are landing that deadly punch.
Hand Wraps: It is always recommended to use the gloves with hand wraps. Hand wraps provide the additional protection to your hands during the fight which is very important. Usually when buying gloves, you need to try them with hand wraps as that will ensure that you get good and comfortable pair of gloves.