The Ultimate Guide To Boxing Gloves (Updated 2018)

The Ultimate Guide To Boxing Gloves (Updated 2018)

We’ve since released an updated version of this article, with updated information and new additions. 

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Welcome to the Fight Quality ultimate guide to everything you need to know about boxing gloves, updated for 2018. This guide aims to be the only resource you’ll ever need when it comes to boxing gloves. We’ve broken down just about everything you need to know, from the specialisations of the different styles of glove, to the different brands available.

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5 MMA Prospects to Watch in 2018

5 MMA Prospects to Watch in 2018

MMA is a tough sport to reach superstardom in. A well placed head kick (Ronda Rousey vs Holly Holm) or a solid wrestler (Francis Ngannou vs Stipe Miocic) can derail the hype train very quickly. That said, there’s always a new generation of MMA fighters working their way up the ranks, taking on the current stars of the sport and trying to make their name.

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Fight Quality’s Favourite BJJ Players in the UFC

Fight Quality's Favourite BJJ Players in the UFC

It difficult to argue against the suggestion that the ground game of MMA is the most technical element of the sport. The first two UFC tournaments were won by Royce Gracie, a ‘man in pyjamas’ who turned up and taught the world what a high level BJJ practitioner could do. It quickly became essential for MMA fighters to become proficient at ground fighting, and many other accomplished BJJ players have made the transition to MMA – leading to some painful submissions, nasty bone breaks and many people getting choked unconscious.

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Inspirational Fighters – Dieselnoi “The Sky Piercing Knee”

Inspirational Fighters – Dieselnoi "The Sky Piercing Knee"

Combat sports are an ever-changing landscape of fighters, with new names popping up constantly. All fighters have heart, and all fighters have talent, yet of all the fighters who have stepped up over the years, there are some who stick in our minds, who changed the way we think about the sports we love, and who are truly inspirational to today’s generation of martial artists.

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Fight Quality Film Review – Rocky (1976)

Fight Quality Film Review – Rocky (1976)

Rocky is the boxing film. The original and many argue the greatest, it’s about a low level boxer being picked by the undefeated champ for a title shot. Everyone expects him to lose, even Rocky expects to lose. But if he can make it through to the final bell he’ll be the first person to go the distance with Apollo Creed, proving he’s not just ‘a bum from the neighbourhood’.

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5 Fighter Gifts Under £20 – What To Buy For Boxers, MMA Fighters, Kickboxers And Muay Thai Fighters

What on earth do you buy for someone who only ever thinks about training? You could buy them some new equipment, but unless they know exactly what they want then that could be a risky decision – especially if you’re someone who doesn’t train at all! It’s probably best to avoid buying gear unless your budget is a bit higher and you know what you’re looking for, so then what should you buy?

Well we’ve decided to help out a bit, by sticking together a list of some pretty cool things which most fighters would appreciate.

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Fight Quality Film Review – Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Fight Quality Film Review – Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Aspiring boxer Maggie (Hilary Swank) seeks out top trainer Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) to turn her into the champ she knows she can be. Reluctant to train a girl Dunn refuses, but Maggie isn’t put off. Instead, and with a little help from ex-pro Eddie ‘Scrap-Iron’ Dupris (Morgan Freeman), she wins over Frankie and becomes his star fighter. As Maggie and Frankie grow to become almost family a catastrophic incident in the ring tests just how far their relationship will push them.

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Interview – Ognjen Topic

Interview - Ognjen Topic

Ognjen Topic is a current IKF World, WBC, WKA National and a former Lion Fight Lightweight World Champion in Muay Thai, fighting out of North Jersey Muay Thai. As well as his fighting career, Ognjen is a full-time instructor as well as being a great graphic designer, having designed the current logos for Muay Thai Authority, MuayTies as well as his own fighter branding, which was used to create a range of InFightStyle gear (You can see that gear here).

We spoke to Ognjen to find out a little bit about his favourite gear and training advice.

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Everyone Loves An Underdog – 5 Huge UFC Fight Upsets

Everyone Loves An Underdog - 5 Huge UFC Fight Upsets

Everyone loves an underdog. It’s the basis of hundreds of ‘one man against an army’ style movies, and is especially relevant for fighting. Who doesn’t like stories about the guy who’s already been written off coming out of nowhere and stealing the show? Fight Quality always roots for the underdog, and for exactly this reason we’ve listed five of our favourite upsets from UFC history for you to enjoy:

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Interview – Tom “K9” Green

Interview - Tom "k9" Green

Tom Green is a Mixed Martial Artist, possibly best known as the Fusion Fighting Championship Featherweight Champion. We last spoke to tom back in mid 2016 as part of our article The Best MMA Gloves – According to UK Fighters.

This time, we spoke to Tom a bit more in depth to find out a little bit about his favourite gear and training advice.

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Fight Quality Film Review – Bleed For This (2016)

Fight Quality Film Review – Bleed For This (2016)

Bleed for this is the biographical film depicting the life of Vinny ‘The Pazmanian Devil’ Pazienza (played by a jacked Miles Teller), a world champion boxer who was involved in a near fatal car crash that broke his neck and left doubts about whether he’d be able to walk again, despite his vows to step back in the ring.

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The Most Popular Professional Boxing Gloves

The Most Popular Professional Boxing Gloves

Having the right pair of boxing gloves can make a difference in terms of comfort, protection and impact. In the ranks of pro boxing, having the perfect pair of gloves means one less distraction, helping fighters have a clearer sense of focus when doing what they do best.

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The Best Fighter Nicknames (Part 1 – The Funniest)

The Best Fighter Nicknames (Part 1 - The Funniest)

Nicknames and fighters have always gone together, with the best ones becoming more well known that the fighters actual names; like ‘Money’ Mayweather or ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. Some people go as intimidating as possible with their nicknames, some are boastful, a fair few are funny and quite a lot are terrible. Here at Fight Quality we’ve put together a list of our favourite funny fighter nicknames for you to enjoy:

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Inspirational Fighters – Sagat Petchyindee

Inspirational Fighters – Sagat Petchyindee

Combat sports are an ever-changing landscape of fighters, with new names popping up constantly. All fighters have heart, and all fighters have talent, yet of all the fighters who have stepped up over the years, there are some who stick in our minds, who changed the way we think about the sports we love, and who are truly inspirational to today’s generation of martial artists.

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Guest Review – Paul “Reaper” Banasiak

Guest Review - Paul "Reaper" Banasiak

Paul Banasiak is a Muay Thai fighter who many people may know for the Muay Thai Athlete blog, or for being one of the two fighters (next to Sean Fagan, who we’ve previously interviewed) who make up the Muay Thai Guys podcast. If you haven’t heard of the podcast before, check it out, it made our list of 5 Great Podcasts For Muay Thai Fighters.

We spoke to Paul to find out a little bit about his favourite gear and training advice.

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