Boxing Equipment

Boxing Equipment

Boxing involves forceful, repetitive punching, so in order to prevent damage to bones in the hand there are certain boxing equipment that help.

Hand/wrist wraps and boxing gloves

a. Hand wraps

Hand wraps are used to secure the bones in the hand, and the gloves are used to protect the hands from blunt injury, allowing boxers to throw punches with more force than if they did not utilize them.



Gloves have been required in competition since the late nineteenth century, though modern boxing gloves are much heavier than those worn by early twentieth-century fighters. Before theĀ  fight both boxers agree upon the weight of gloves to be used in the bout, with the understanding that lighter gloves allow heavy punchers to inflict more damage.


Mouth guard

A mouth guard protects the teeth and gums from injury, and to cushion the jaw, resulting in a decreased chance of knockout.


Punching bags

Boxers practice their skills on two basic types of punching bags.

A.speed bag

Its a small, tear-drop-shaped “speed bag” which is used to hone reflexes and repetitive punching skills.

speed bag

B.heavy bag

Its a large cylindrical “heavy bag” filled with sand, a synthetic substitute,used to practice power punching and body blows.


Other boxing equipment

Generally boxers use training equipment such as free weights, rowing machines, jump rope, and medicine balls in order to build strength, speed, and agility.

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