Boxing gloves have been around since the sport began. They can be found throughout history and have been used by many different cultures and different styles of fighting.
Most people think the boxing gloves (also known as ‘guantes boxeo’ in Spanish are used to soften the blows and protect the person but they are deeply stamped there to protect your hands.
Your hands are composed of many small bones, ligaments and tendons and abuse without constant protection can damage quickly all internal parts. It is not that they are fragile, but the constant violence can really do damage.
You will need protection. In boxing your hands are your weapons and if you do not protect your boxing career will be short.
So what kind of gloves do you need? Although it depends on what you will do. There are several different types and each can be used for something different.
If you try to increase your upper body strength and a good pair of weighted gloves are what you need. They can provide a heck of a cardio workout. They built weight and some brands have a weight that can be added or removed to help work the muscles in your arms and upper body.
If you are a boxer in training, then you are going to need a great pair of training gloves. These will help to keep your thumbs and fists in the right position and prevent injury.
If you practice your martial arts you'll probably want sparring gear specially designed for martial arts. The martial arts equipment also comes with headgear and pads cushioned feet.