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Wear Boxing Protective Gear
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As boxing is little dangerous sport, it is important that you wear protective gear whenever you are in the ring. When you wear the right gear, boxing can be at least as safe as other contact sports such as football or wrestling. Before going in the boxing ring or sparring sessions wear all the protective gear like groin protector, boxing headgear, hand wraps along with boxing gloves, mouth guard etc.
Before wearing boxing gloves put on hand wraps. By wearing both these accessories you can protect your knuckles and small bones in your hands and wrist. When done properly, wrist and hand have protection but they aren’t wrapped so tightly that it compromises your circulation.
Gloves are available in different styles and weights. Gloves for speed bags are lighter and have less padding than the heavier sparring and boxing gloves. Heavier gloves are safer for you and your opponent. Try several styles to make sure they feel comfortable and secure around your hand with your wrapping in place.
Select boxing shoes made exclusively for boxers in the boxing ring. They’re made of lightweight material, for ease of movement, but have enough traction so you can move quickly without slipping.
Wear a boxing cup protector, which offers more coverage than the basic sports cup protector does. A boxer’s hips, abdomen and groin have more protection from errant punches.
You can protect your teeth with the help of mouth guard. Choose from a wide variety of mouth guards to find the one that’s right for you. You’ll find that some are basic, while others mold to the shape of your mouth and provide more shock absorption. Some have a hole for breathing and others require that you breathe through your nose. It depends on what is more comfortable for you.