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Guide to buying boxing gloves in Australia

Guide to buying boxing gloves in Australia

13 June 2019

The boxing glove market in Australia is a pretty dismal sight to behold. The gloves marketed by Australian brands are almost all generic models made with cheap materials and even cheaper labour in Pakistani (or sometimes Chinese) factories. They are stocked by Australian retail..

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Casanova’s bastard child

Casanova’s bastard child

27 May 2019

The original Casanova is almost entirely misunderstood in Western culture. His life is the subject of more legends and myths than perhaps any other prominent figure in modern history. Indeed, the popular conception of Casanova is no more based on hard historical facts than our ideas..

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Is New Sporting a legitimate business?

Is New Sporting a legitimate business?

24 May 2019

The answer to that question is “Yes”.

But now that I have your attention, let’s consider what we ordinary consumers of boxing gloves should make of New Sporting.

New Sporting is a Mexican company producing Mexican-style gloves in its own factory somewhere in..

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Why doesn’t Cleto Reyes get this lady a set of scales?

Why doesn’t Cleto Reyes get this lady a set of scales?

23 May 2019

I really like Cleto Reyes. I own a pair of lace-up Cleto Reyes training gloves and they’re very high quality: well-padded, well-constructed, and well-balanced. And just as everyone who owns a pair of Cleto Reyes says, they do smell nice.

The general consensus among gear..

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Sorry to burst your AquaBag, but…

Sorry to burst your AquaBag, but…

21 May 2019

Water punching bags seem to have become very popular in both commercial gyms and home set-ups over recent years. In contrast to traditional heavy bags, which are typically filled with either sand or shredded fabric, water bags are – believe it or not – filled with water.

Aqua..

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What are the worst boxing gear review sites?

What are the worst boxing gear review sites?

17 May 2019

The first question asked by most newcomers to the sport of boxing is probably this one:

What gloves should I buy?

More generally, newcomers need to determine what gear (gloves, hand wraps, mouth guard, head gear, groin protector, footwear, heavy bag, and so on) is..

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