Getting hit with horse hair?

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    How much harder is a boxing glove made with horse hair feel vs foam padding?

    I go to a MMA gym so everyone has MMA brand boxing gloves or else muay thai gloves. Never been hit with horse hair before.
    Can someone give me an explaination or pain percentage to go off by? lol

    I want to buy a Cleto Reyes glove for sparring but don't want to hurt my teammates. They look good and very traditional. I want to have a pair in my collection.

     
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    Only the fight glove is horsehair. The trainers are latex, I believe.
     
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    Don't use horsehair "professional" fight gloves for training. They're not built to last more than 40 or so rounds.

    The horse hair, as I understand it, gives the impression of ample padding, but after 100 punches or so flattens out. This gives hard punchers like Pacquiao an edge, which is why they use them.

    Cleto Reyes' safetec models are made with foam padding specifically to emulate the size and shape of their pro gloves but give users the durability expected of a training glove. Their training models are made with foam padding for the same reason.
     
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    Thank you both for the replies. :)
     
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    Pacquiao's a hard puncher?
     
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    Sure.
     
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    He was known as a power puncher earlier in his career
     
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    Horsehair as the fight goes on conforms to the knuckles and pushes back in the glove, this causes the knuckles to make more contact than if you had traditional padding, good for a hard hitter with strong hands bad for a hard hitter with brittle hands (hence why Canelo has moved away from Cleto's) honestly Cletos aren't what I'd recommend for sparring at a club level, even if you got the training gloves. I won't recommend Fairtex on this because they BGV9's are too hard for sparring and the BGV6 are sparring only (no good if you want to do pads as well) you'd be best off trying Topboxer
     
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    The only Reyes I would trust for sparring are the hybrids. They are far more protective than the standard trainers.
     
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    You think getting hit with horsehair is bad ?
    Try getting hit with the whole horse !

    My sparring partner came wearing two strapped to his fists.
    After he flung the first one, I said enough.
    Sparring is for learning, not flinging domesticated beasts at each other.


    Never again.
    Winnings for me.
    Funnily enough, I've never "won" in those but that's another story.
     
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    I sparred someone who was wearing Winning gloves and it was like getting slapped with $100 bills. Felt good knowing my sweat was destroying his gloves and all his gloves were doing was wiping my sweat.
     
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