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2/13/13 12:06 AM
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I'm looking into buying some new sparring gloves. I was just wondering what some of your guys opinions/reviews are before doing so.

These days with combative sports hitting mainstream. There seems to be a lot more options out there. Fairtex & Twins have served me well in the past. Honestly my old school pair of Andy Souwer gloves have so far been one of my favorites. But would love to hear some of your guys favorites also. :) Phone Post
2/13/13 12:14 AM
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If you can foot the bill for Winnings, your hands will thank you by not breaking or getting hurt, thus, ensuring your scheduled fights continue to earn you money. That being said, they are pricey ($300-$350), but again, they are worth it, especially for a guy like you that makes a living with his hands.

Now, if the Winnings are out of the question, I'd check out some boxing gloves like Cleto Reyes (if you have strong, sturdy hands and like hard gloves); Grants, if you want something a little softer; or Pro Mex for a blend of the two. The high end Everlast are good, too. I prefer the top boxing brands over the Thai brands (though Boon everything is awesome) as they, the boxing brands, tend to curve the thumb in for better protection and you tend to jam it on head gear less. I always found Fairtex/Twins to have a weird angle for the thumb.

I would also avoid the "MMA" brand gloves. Most of those are just poor copies of a better glove that they sent to some Pakistani manufacturer and asked if they could reproduce as cheaply as possible and put their logo on it, whereas, the top boxing brands have put the time and money into R & D.

Hope that helps.
2/13/13 12:36 AM
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Santino DeFranco - If you can foot the bill for Winnings, your hands will thank you by not breaking or getting hurt, thus, ensuring your scheduled fights continue to earn you money. That being said, they are pricey ($300-$350), but again, they are worth it, especially for a guy like you that makes a living with his hands.

Now, if the Winnings are out of the question, I'd check out some boxing gloves like Cleto Reyes (if you have strong, sturdy hands and like hard gloves); Grants, if you want something a little softer; or Pro Mex for a blend of the two. The high end Everlast are good, too. I prefer the top boxing brands over the Thai brands (though Boon everything is awesome) as they, the boxing brands, tend to curve the thumb in for better protection and you tend to jam it on head gear less. I always found Fairtex/Twins to have a weird angle for the thumb.

I would also avoid the "MMA" brand gloves. Most of those are just poor copies of a better glove that they sent to some Pakistani manufacturer and asked if they could reproduce as cheaply as possible and put their logo on it, whereas, the top boxing brands have put the time and money into R & D.

Hope that helps.
Wow thanks man i appreciate the in depth response. Definitely helpful. :) Phone Post
2/13/13 12:37 AM
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2/13/13 12:39 AM
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2/13/13 12:51 AM
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2/13/13 12:56 AM
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No problem, man. I broke my hand a week before one of my Bodog fights and it cost me a lot of money since I couldn't fight. No bueno.

Keep the mitts healthy.
2/13/13 1:03 AM
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Awesome advice and experienced reviews from the pros!! Any opinion on Rival brand? Phone Post
2/13/13 1:17 AM
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Santino DeFranco - If you can foot the bill for Winnings, your hands will thank you by not breaking or getting hurt, thus, ensuring your scheduled fights continue to earn you money. That being said, they are pricey ($300-$350), but again, they are worth it, especially for a guy like you that makes a living with his hands.

Now, if the Winnings are out of the question, I'd check out some boxing gloves like Cleto Reyes (if you have strong, sturdy hands and like hard gloves); Grants, if you want something a little softer; or Pro Mex for a blend of the two. The high end Everlast are good, too. I prefer the top boxing brands over the Thai brands (though Boon everything is awesome) as they, the boxing brands, tend to curve the thumb in for better protection and you tend to jam it on head gear less. I always found Fairtex/Twins to have a weird angle for the thumb.

I would also avoid the "MMA" brand gloves. Most of those are just poor copies of a better glove that they sent to some Pakistani manufacturer and asked if they could reproduce as cheaply as possible and put their logo on it, whereas, the top boxing brands have put the time and money into R & D.

Hope that helps.

You just 10-8'ed this thread, damn! In response to fapout I think the 62s are ok but I wouldn't buy again. Insides came undone a long while back, at least when the many pairs of fairies I've had fell apart it was on the Velcro so I could sew/duct tape them back.
2/13/13 1:24 AM
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Do any of you have opinions on the MMA sparring gloves (fingerless, yet have knuckle protection like a boxing glove)? I see Winning makes a Shooto- glove, but that doesn't have enough padding to keep my training partners safe, as well. Never trained with MMA- glove before.
2/13/13 1:39 AM
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As for the MMA sparring gloves, I've always used the blue Combat Sports gloves. I'm not a huge fan of them, but they do the trick. I think the key to keeping yourself safe in the MMA sparring gloves is to wrap and tape your hands WELL before sparring.

Good luck with those as I've never really been happy with any of the MMA sparring gloves and have just made due with what I had.
2/13/13 1:56 AM
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The 3 premiere glove brands are Winning(best of the bunch), Cleto Reyes and Grant. Rival is also very good. They are a newer company out of Canada. Lonsdale also makes excellent sparring gloves.
2/13/13 2:01 AM
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We, uh, we called that the stinger.
They, they don't let you use that no more.
2/13/13 2:47 AM
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Santino DeFranco - As for the MMA sparring gloves, I've always used the blue Combat Sports gloves. I'm not a huge fan of them, but they do the trick. I think the key to keeping yourself safe in the MMA sparring gloves is to wrap and tape your hands WELL before sparring.

Good luck with those as I've never really been happy with any of the MMA sparring gloves and have just made due with what I had.
Agreed with MMA gloves there is always pros and cons. If there big enough to protect your hands or training partners it ussually means they're too big to give a good representation of grip, wrestling, submission fighting and well real mma gloves. But they are safer for your habds and teammates. The smaller ones obviously are the opposite. Good representation of MMA bit lack saftey for your hands which can be helpedout with good wrapping and taping jobs underneath but man do they have No Love for the safety of cutting, bloodying, and dismembering of the guys faces and bodies that are there tryingto help you and probably.make a career for themselves in the process.

I always say train Hard but Train Smart! They are my family and even though we beat eachothers faces inon a daily. Injuries are the last thing i ever wantto cause or have happen to me. No Bueno... :) Phone Post
2/13/13 2:50 AM
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Santino DeFranco - No problem, man. I broke my hand a week before one of my Bodog fights and it cost me a lot of money since I couldn't fight. No bueno.

Keep the mitts healthy.
Absolutley if there is one thing we as MMA fighters should take fromBoxingits how smart they are to realize there hads are there money makers. Treat them like Kings or pay the price... Lol. :) Phone Post
2/13/13 2:52 AM
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Man this otterbox screen protector gets really annoying sometimes. No soaces when i clearly press the space bar. Or proper letters when pressed. I swear its the screen protector. I'm not disfunctional at typing. Lol Phone Post
2/13/13 2:59 AM
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Ben Saunders -  I'm looking into buying some new sparring gloves. I was just wondering what some of your guys opinions/reviews are before doing so.

These days with combative sports hitting mainstream. There seems to be a lot more options out there. Fairtex & Twins have served me well in the past. Honestly my old school pair of Andy Souwer gloves have so far been one of my favorites. But would love to hear some of your guys favorites also. :) Phone Post

Hyabusa are by far the best IMO.

I own twins, Six Duece (My second favorite), Fairtex, everlast.

 

2/13/13 3:02 AM
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Stolen, but...

Winning is a very high-quality brand of glove that is manufactured in Japan. They’re arguably the best gloves you can get on the market in terms of their construction and long-lasting ability. You could own these things for five years and they’ll still look and feel new.

Winning also offers the greatest hand protection of any gloves out there, which is why they’re often referred to as “pillows.” But if you’re a fighter with hand problems, these gloves are for you. They’re very expensive, but no other glove will give you the protection that these will.

2/13/13 3:02 AM
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Cleto Reyes are my favorite gloves. They're made in Mexico and are of the utmost quality. They're hand made and hand stitched, and it shows. They feel awesome and it's like they're not even there; they feel very natural when put onto your hands. These gloves are different from the others on this list up to this point because they're considered to be "puncher's gloves."

2/13/13 2:13 PM
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I wish I could find some Reyes, Grant or Rival gloves locally to touch/feel/try on.

Re: my comment on my Sixdeuce gloves above I should probably add to it a bit as I love what Quik is doing and my comment was too brief above to be fair. Really liked the fit of the gloves, their overall size (I wanted to say footprint buuut...) and the density of the foam, but the innards of mine have been coming apart for awhile where the fingers are. Also I've never had a pair of gloves that smelled as bad as these ones did very early on, not sure if it's due to the material or maybe I've just cared for them differently than my others and never realized it??

Even though up above I said I wouldn't buy again I take that back, on sale they are a damn good deal at ~$30 or so and far better than anything else you'll find in that price range.
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Cleto Reyes are my favorite gloves. They're made in Mexico and are of the utmost quality. They're hand made and hand stitched, and it shows. They feel awesome and it's like they're not even there; they feel very natural when put onto your hands. These gloves are different from the others on this list up to this point because they're considered to be "puncher's gloves."


Tried a pair of CR's before, and it was like attaching two rocks to your fists. Great for me, bad for my training partners. :-)
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Cleto Reyes are my favorite gloves. They're made in Mexico and are of the utmost quality. They're hand made and hand stitched, and it shows. They feel awesome and it's like they're not even there; they feel very natural when put onto your hands. These gloves are different from the others on this list up to this point because they're considered to be "puncher's gloves."


Tried a pair of CR's before, and it was like attaching two rocks to your fists. Great for me, bad for my training partners. :-)

The fight gloves? or the sparring gloves?

2/13/13 10:04 PM
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Cleto Reyes are my favorite gloves. They're made in Mexico and are of the utmost quality. They're hand made and hand stitched, and it shows. They feel awesome and it's like they're not even there; they feel very natural when put onto your hands. These gloves are different from the others on this list up to this point because they're considered to be "puncher's gloves."


Tried a pair of CR's before, and it was like attaching two rocks to your fists. Great for me, bad for my training partners. :-)

The fight gloves? or the sparring gloves?


It was a while ago, but I think they were the sparring gloves.
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