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How do boxers/kickboxers break in their brand new fight gloves

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by biscuitsbrah, Jul 15, 2020.

  1. biscuitsbrah Red Belt

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    I mean right before a fight do their trainers really just massage and play with the glove? And they just fight with stiff ass gloves? Do they come mostly broken in somehow?

    I feel like no matter the quality, the gloves need to be used for at least a couple weeks for them to feel even remotely broken in.

    Anyone know?
     
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  2. DoctorTaco Breadhead

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    We fold, bend, and twist on them. We’re trying to break up the padding as much as possible so they’re comfortable and more of the knuckles come through. They’re only padded enough to protect your hands and are pretty small in general so they don’t feel nearly as stiff as 14-16oz sparring gloves
     
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  3. j123 Pro Sherdogger 500-0-1

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    I usually just kinda stomp on them after cutting the connection plastic between thumb and others

    Stretch them. Bend them, then step on them
     
  4. biscuitsbrah Red Belt

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    So they still are stiff but just not as bad. I guess when you compete in brand new fight gloves it’s never fully broken in
     
  5. Minowafanatic Black Belt

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    some pro fight gloves are going to be stiffer than others, like a glove with horsehair is going to likely be more flexible than an all foam glove
     
  6. right hand lead Purple Belt

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    Don House helped me out my first time cornering in a major promotion... showed some cool tricks like turning the glove inside out and some other shit

    ufc gloves were stiff as shit
    Pfl gloves were a tad bit better
    Never cornered in bellator yet
     
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    bellator are my favorite. They’re pre curved and easy to get on. Those UFC fight gloves are trash
     
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    dude yes, the ufc gloves are terrible imo
     
  9. shincheckin Black Belt

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    you talking mma gloves or boxing gloves? I suppose it would roughly be the same regardless......but yeah do what doctortaco said to do.......I would do the same......got the trick from Mike Tyson. I would try to wear the knuckle out.

    I am a bit confused though, it seems like your talking about wearing your own gloves for a fight? Gloves were always provided in all the fights I had.
     
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    The hardest mma gloves I wear were from ACB. That’s two fucking bricks on your hands.
     
  11. DoctorTaco Breadhead

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    Fairtex makes some pretty stiff ones. I always recommend all my amateurs wear Them when they fight
     
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    amateur you bring you’re own and they’re inspected by the commission for weight and to make sure they aren’t too worn out. Pros they provide the gloves for you
     
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    Yep, I liked Fairtex boxing ones for MT.
     
  14. shincheckin Black Belt

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    You must be referring to MMA than right?

    after using all the top thai brands, as well as many others, Twins is my favorit. I feel they make the best equipment and designs.
     
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    mma and boxing. Sanctioned ammy boxing events require you to bring your own gloves but they have to be official USA boxing gloves and meet the proper specs
     
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  16. shincheckin Black Belt

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    I see..guess us MT guys are spoiled
     
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  17. Dexter Orange Belt

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    No AIBA holo-labels? In 00s, when I started to box, it was a pain in the arse - we needed to buy exactly pacistani Green Hill shit with AIBA holo on them or no official tournaments to you.
     
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    as far as I know most major boxing brands make gear that’s sanctioned by USA boxing. I think the company Sting is the official brand/sponsor these days
     
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    that's how it is in Europe still with the AIBA holo sticker but it's different in the US
     
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