Originally Posted by juanfco3
Would any one of you recomend grants as fighting gloves. From what i have read everyone coments on how soft and protective they are but do they make good fight gloves. I lean more towards a horse hair reyes but just just want to get someone elses opinion
I had a pair of Grant Pro Fight Gloves. The only other fight gloves I've used were from smaller brands here in the UK like Ringside(UK) and BBE, although I've worn and felt Cleto Reyes horsehair fight gloves a few times for what that's worth.
The Grants are form-fitting and accomodate long fingers and different shaped hands well. You can make a good fist in them and like some other fight gloves their natural position is for the palm to be open with the effort being made to close your fist, rather than to open it like in most training gloves and AIBA gloves. The wrist support is also pretty decent for 10oz (I had 10s not 8s).
They have quite a silky lining and are just very comfortable and well made. I'd say they're reasonably protective and quite compact as you'd expect.
Your knuckles won't come crashing through them in the same way that they would in Reyes. The leather that Reyes use is also softer than that of Grants.
That's what I thought anyway from my limited experience with them.
Grants also have horsehair fight gloves now which have a satin Grant label on the cuff, I believe. I think their regular contest gloves are a combination.