16oz Training Gloves

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment Discussion' started by bowlie, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. bowlie

    bowlie Purple Belt

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    Im looking for some cheap western boxing gloves to use for mostly bag / pad work, maybe some sparring. When I start sparring I will probably invest in some nicer ones, but for now I can only afford one pair. I was thinking of these

    http://www.ringsideboxing.co.uk/shop/boxing-gloves/ringside-club-glove-16oz-black-white.html

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Twins-Speci..._1_24?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1356010997&sr=1-24

    But the twins are Muay Thai ones and I only want them for boxing, so im not sure what the boxing club would say. I live in the UK, so shipping is an issue for lots of places.
     
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  2. Markovich

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    lol I didnt know there was a UK version of ringside...

    logo looks good though.
     
  3. Minowafanatic

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    I did a review of a more expensive Ringside UK boxing glove recently, check my started threads. You might be interested in it.

    Nobody at your boxing club would say anything. If Twins is good enough for Manny Pacquiao then it's good enough for you. For the price, and strictly in terms of durability Twins and other top Thai brands are the best options you can get in the UK at that price range. I only box and so many people have Thai gloves and it's never an issue or brought up at all, in fact most people recognise Twins as being a quality brand if they recognise it at all.

    The only reason getting Twins might not be a good idea is if you don't like the fit (possibly of Thai gloves in general) or don't like their poor wrist support. I doubt the Ringsides are a good purchase at that price.
     
  4. bowlie

    bowlie Purple Belt

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    Ok cool. I like the ringside ones, but the good ones are out of my price range. I keep thinking 'just
     
  5. Minowafanatic

    Minowafanatic Black Belt

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    Padworks not that bad. I was just saying you could get better gloves for the price (forgetting Twins if it's too expensive, thinking more about Punchtown and a couple others) than Ringside gloves, but if youve tried them on before and really like them or are set on them then that's how it is.
     
  6. bowlie

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    no not at all, I had just heard they were good and wanted to stick to a good brand.
     
  7. SGFIGHTER

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    +1 on twins. I just don't understand guys making fun of others wearing thai gloves.
    I live in asia, 80% of my gym buddies use twins or top king. They are good quality and cheap. What else you need?
    Btw you can get twins gloves for cheap on muaythai fighting (dot) com. I dont know how much the shipping cost would be though. Just trying to help...
     
  8. ChittyChitty

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    If you get Twins you could try getting the lace up ones, since they're shaped more like boxing gloves imo.
     
  9. bowlie

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    only problem is someone else needs to lace them up Im just slightly worried about the lack or wrist support, seems like that is a pretty big issue for a glove
     
  10. Minowafanatic

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  11. Blair Dennett

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    Don't make the mistake of confusing Ringside UK with the US Ringside. They are not the same company at all.

    I'm a big fan of Ringside US's products and so I was surprised to read the poor score given to the UK version by Minowafanatic. Then it was revealed that they are a knock off of the US brand (who make excellent products).

    If your in the UK, have you considered Lemarr?
     
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