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Review: Everlast Powerlock 16oz Synthetic Velcro Gloves

Review: Everlast Powerlock 16oz Synthetic Velcro Gloves

27 February 2020

Boxing is a meaningful activity for the boxer. The ideal of boxing – what we call “the sweet science” – is a unity of science and art in which the efficient and effective fistic striking of another person gives expression to the strange beauty of human combat…

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Is Fit2Box fit to review?

Is Fit2Box fit to review?

4 November 2019

The YouTube ecosystem is crawling with so-called “influencers”. This cultural honorific is bestowed upon popular YouTubers who post videos of themselves expressing opinions on products, services, and/or trends, thereby influencing the consumption choices of the thousands..

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Review: Winning NG-2 Knuckle Guard

Review: Winning NG-2 Knuckle Guard

29 October 2019

My struggle with knuckle pain began shortly after my first ever training session on the heavy bag.

I’d trained with the frenzy typical of beginner boxers, utterly absorbed by the sensation of my own power, and utterly ignorant of technique. It was haymaker after haymaker..

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Review: Lace N Loop Glove Enhancing System

Review: Lace N Loop Glove Enhancing System

11 August 2019

The two basic systems of glove closure are the lace-up system and the velcro system.

Professional boxers seem to prefer lace-up gloves for training, and they always fight in them, probably owing to the requirements of sanctioning bodies. Gear aficionados tell us that the..

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Best synthetic / non-leather boxing gloves

Best synthetic / non-leather boxing gloves

22 June 2019

If you’re a boxer and your values and beliefs rule out buying products made of leather, then what synthetic/non-leather boxing gloves should you buy?

This is a genuine problem for vegan and vegetarian boxers who abstain from eating animals on ethical grounds (though perhaps..

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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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