To the casual observer, boxing is a simple sport: two competitors standing toe to toe in a ring, exchanging punches. In reality, however, boxing is much more complex, and fighters spend their entire careers mastering the intricacies of this “sweet science.” Fortunately, the Web can make it easy to understand the sport, both inside and outside of the ring. It can teach you the rules of boxing, boxing history, help you follow professional boxing, show you how to learn to box your self, and where to buy boxing equipment.
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Whether you’re looking for a pair of gloves that will help you in the ring or a pair signed by Smokin’ Joe Frazier to display in your home or office, this section can help you find the best boxing equipment the Web has to offer.
- We list two different types of boxing equipment sites here. The first are general boxing retailers, which carry equipment from multiple manufacturers. They make it easy to compare brands and often feature lower prices. The second are manufacturer sites, which often feature equipment not found in the retail stores.
- Not sure what boxing equipment you need? Boxinggyms.com has advice on buying boxing gloves, including information on handwraps and glove care.
For retail stores …
has a wide range of competition and training equipment for pro, amateur, and youth boxing. It offers boxing equipment from its own line, as well as many other manufacturers, including Everlast, Tuf-Wear, and Pro Mex.
is a good source for Canadian boxers looking for equipment from brands such as Everlast, TKO, and Green Hill. It is also the best source for the Canadian equipment company BOES. The site is easily navigable, searchable by product type or brand.
For individual manufacturer sites …
is probably the most well-known boxing manufacturer. The company’s site features a wide selection of boxing equipment and apparel for pro-style and amateur boxing. The training bags are especially well regarded.
is a leading producer of amateur boxing equipment, including the official boxing glove of the 2000 and 2004 Olympics. A Pakistan-based company with offices across Asia, Europe, and the United States, Green Hill ships around the world. Unfortunately, its online shopping has been temporarily disabled. British users can use their UK-based Web site
, but others must either wait for their online shopping to resume or use one of the retail stores listed above.
is the equipment of choice for Evander Holyfield and the Klitschko brothers. It offers a wide range of equipment, mostly for pro-style boxing.
G & S Sporting Goods
is a small New York–based company that has been producing high-quality equipment since 1937. It has a good selection of pro-style gloves and equipment and will ship anywhere in the United States.
is a small Montreal-based company that has quickly gained a reputation for high-quality gloves. It also offers other equipment, including headgear, punching bags, and mitts. The prices, which can be a little expensive, are listed in Canadian dollars, although the company ships anywhere in the United States.
For memorabilia …
JO Sports Inc.
has a good collection of classic boxing memorabilia, including pictures, posters, programs, tickets, gloves, and robes, many of which are autographed. Memorabilia can be searched by boxer or by type of item. For questions on the authenticity of the items, see the site’s “About Us
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