A_Beginners_Guide_to_Boxing_Gloves by zhucezhao


									A Beginners Guide to Boxing Gloves

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The use of boxing gloves amongst fighters is widely spread these days.
Their purpose is to minimize injuries and fatalities in the ring. Today,
there is a huge selection of boxing gloves out there for the fighters as
well as the aspiring fighters to choose from.

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For boxers the single most significant piece of equipment is the boxing
gloves. In the initial stages of boxing, athletes where not required to
wear gloves. In ancient Greece and Rome the fighters never wore gloves
and fights some times ended in death. With the passage of time however,
and as boxing became more civilized, the need for the boxing glove was
imminent, in order to minimize fatalities and injuries.
Conventional boxing gloves cover the fighter’s entire hand, and extend
about five inches up the arm. The gloves are made from leather; a solid
piece that covers the four fingers of the boxer’s hand, there is a second
part that covers and protects the thumb. Some gloves, used in the United
States, are made without a special separate protector for the thumb. In
these gloves the hand fits in one pouch in order to prevent eye injuries.
Aside from the leather cover, the gloves are made to contain padding
material to absorb shock, protect the knuckles, as well as the faces of
the boxers. Boxing gloves range in weight from 6 to 12 oz. In general,
heavier gloves are harder to be kept upright during a fight, when the
boxers get tired. During the original inception of the use of boxing
gloves, their primary use is to protect the knuckles of the fighters.
However, in recent years boxing gloves safety and padding was increased
for added safety. The first modern boxing gloves made, weighed about
eight ounces. Recently, for added safety boxing gloves used in most
boxing leagues weigh ten ounces. Boxers still wear boxing gloves for the
same reasons they did initially. To protect the knuckles as well as the
opponent from an easy knock out. The extra padding will force the boxers
to use strategy instead of pure brute force.
Boxing gloves are an important element in boxing, because they alter the
game and bring strategy into play. In conventional boxing, the primary
goal is to use ones hands to knock out the opponent. The primary
technique of boxing is to use your hands to strike your opponent with as
much force as you possibly can. Because hands contain hard bones that
could really do damage on the soft tissue of the face the use of the
boxing glove is essential to prevent injury. Boxing gloves allow boxers
to throw punches with more force than normal during training with minimal
risk of injury. The reason for the introduction of the boxing glove was
to prevent frequent knockouts. Due to the introduction of the glove,
boxing matches became longer and strategy cam into play. The introduction
of the boxing glove as well as the strategy factor in the game, leagues
started to form as well as governing bodies that enforce rules. Over, the
boxing glove has been very important in the evolution of the sport of
boxing as we know it today. The boxing glove is an integral factor in the
sport of boxing, and the sport itself has evolved around boxing gloves.

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