The Ultimate Guide To Boxing Gloves (Updated 2021)

The Ultimate Guide To Boxing Gloves

Welcome to the Fight Quality Ultimate Guide to Boxing Gloves, updated for 2021.

When we originally wrote the first version of our Ultimate Guide back in 2016 we wanted to bring you the absolute best resource for everything you could possibly want to know about boxing gloves. Since then the guide has undergone several updates, reflecting the changes in the industry, technology and brands.

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Common Training Injuries and How to Treat Them – Orbital Fracture

Common Training Injuries and How to Treat Them - Orbital Fracture

You’re going hard in sparring, working with someone bigger than you to get ready for an upcoming fight. Or maybe you’re having the fight, with small gloves being swung hard back and forth. Suddenly your guard drops lower than it should as you throw a punch and you catch a counter hook right on the edge of your eye socket. There’s a lot of pain and some quick swelling, you might get double vision or your eye might bulge right out. Welcome to your new orbital fracture.

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Returning to Running After a Training Break

Returning to Running After a Training Break

Gyms may still be shut and the country locked down (at least here in the UK) but with the vaccine rollout underway there’s some light starting to show at the end of the tunnel. We know many of you might have found ways to keep training throughout the pandemic, you might have started working on improving other aspects of your training or, like us, you might have spent a bit too much time sitting on the sofa watching movies.

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Massage guns; What are they, and should fighters be using them?

Massage guns; What are they, and should fighters be using them?

Massage Guns. We’re sure you’ve seen them all over Instagram recently, with fighters working over their legs or shoulders with a machine that looks like a weird combo between a hairdryer and pneumatic drill. They rapidly pulse in and out, drumming against the muscle and causing a rippling effect to provide a type of percussive massage that’s meant to aid recovery or prepare you for a hard session. But are they just another fitness fad with limited evidence supporting their use (like an altitude training mask) or is there real science backing up their use?

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A Guide to Choosing the Best Muay Thai Shorts – Part 1

A Guide to Choosing the Best Muay Thai Shorts - Part 1

Muay Thai, like other combat sports, requires a certain type of clothing when training and competing in order to maximise movement. Unlike other combat sports, the visual style of Muay Thai shorts has developed over the years, leading to a much flashier, vibrant style.

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What Every Muay Thai Fighter Should Have in Their Training Bag – Ron King III

What Every Muay Thai Fighter Should Have in Their Training Bag - Ron King III

The following article was submitted to Fight Quality by Ron King III, an active Muay Thai fighter and coach.

As an avid practitioner of any sport, having all of the correct equipment is a necessity and combat sports such as Muay Thai are absolutely no exception.

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A Look at a Professional Muay Thai Fighter Running Program – Darren Mitchell

A Look at a Professional Muay Thai Fighter Running Program - Darren Mitchell

The following article was submitted to Fight Quality by Darren Mitchell from bestmuaythaiboxing.com.

Pounding the pavement is an essential part of Muay Thai training, and something you need to do consistently if you want to stay fighting fit.

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5 Major Benefits of Joining a Gym – Albert Guardado

5 Major Benefits of Joining a Gym - Albert Guardado

The following article was submitted to Fight Quality by Albert Guardado from Combat Brands, LLC and ringside.com.

Are your clothes fitting a little bit too tight nowadays? Maybe stress has you down and out? How about people who are just looking for a new hobby? If you’ve been considering joining a gym for some time now, we are here to tell you that you should stop thinking about it and take action.

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6 Tips for Muay Thai Beginners – Darren Mitchell

6 Tips for Muay Thai Beginners - Darren Mitchell

The following article was submitted to Fight Quality by Darren Mitchell from bestmuaythaiboxing.com.

Muay Thai is a great sport which can be enjoyed from everyone from the casual trainer, right up to the professional fighter. Whether your goals are to become a world champion, or just have a bit of fun and improve your fitness, here are a few tips to set you out on the right path.

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Six Explosive Exercises To Add To Your Strength And Conditioning Routine

Six Explosive Exercises To Add To Your Strength And Conditioning Routine

Fighting is all about applying explosive strength and power to your opponent’s chin, but how do you maximise that power? Here are six exercises you can incorporate into your strength and conditioning program to help maximise your explosive power.

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Common Training Injuries and How To Treat Them – ACL Tear

Common Training Injuries and How To Treat Them - ACL Tear

You’re sparring in the ring or cage, just moving round, and you quickly change direction to create an angle on your opponent. That’s when you feel a sudden and severe pain from your knee. Or you’re in a fight and your opponent lands a heavy leg kick against the side of your knee, and the pain sends you down to the canvas. Unfortunately you’ve just found out what it’s like to tear your ACL.

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Common Training Injuries and How to Treat Them – Boxer’s Fracture

Common Training Injuries and How to Treat Them - Boxer's Fracture

You’ve been boxing for a while, you’re really enjoying it and you feel like you know what you’re doing in the gym. Everything’s starting to flow and as your techniques getting better you start ramping up the power. One day you’re dropping bombs on that crazy heavy punch bag and bang, pain shoots through your hand and by the time you take your glove off it’s starting to swell and change colour. Say hello to your new boxer’s fracture.

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How to prepare for your first Muay Thai camp – Darren Mitchell

How to prepare for your first Muay Thai camp - Darren Mitchell

The following article was submitted to Fight Quality by Darren Mitchell from bestmuaythaiboxing.com.

Attending a Muay Thai camp is a great way to sharpen your Thai boxing skills, and is also an exciting and challenging all-round experience. Over days (or even weeks) you will be pushed to you physical and mental limits as you train every aspect of Muay Thai alongside seasoned Thai fighters and coaches.

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What To Look For When Buying Boxing Gloves

What To Look For When Buying Boxing Gloves

When you’re buying yourself a new pair of boxing gloves it can feel a little bit daunting. There are endless options from loads of brands and it can make finding the pair that suit you seem impossible. Buying cheap gloves means you could get a few pairs to try out but when you start looking at high quality products the price heads upwards and that quickly stops being an option.

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Why Are Heavy Bags Useful for Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and other combat sports?

Why Are Heavy Bags Useful for Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and other combat sports?

If you’ve ever found yourself in a Boxing, Kickboxing, MMA or Muay Thai gym, then there’s a strong chance you’ll have seen the imposing line of heavy bags hanging along the edge of the room. Often worn on the outside, but still standing up to the regular punishment, waiting for you to give it your hardest shot.

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