The old days of boxing, mixed martial arts, kickboxing and an entire line of other competitive contact sports being the domain of men has long gone, women boxers are gaining in numbers with some of the top competitive female fighters already leveling with the boys.
In fact the rate at which women are joining the ranks of enthusiastic amateur boxers is so fast . There's a large number of major sporting gear companies coming out with 'everlast boxing gloves' (also known as 'everlast boxhandschuhe' in German) with exceptional lines of technical feminine instruction and fighting equipment.
Well, obviously the female body has a completely different shape to the males and just like a guy's has certain tender areas that require extra protection from constant heavy hits. Another difference lies in the smaller size of female hands, wrists and forearms, all of these factors should be taken into consideration when selecting a pair of boxing gloves.
If you are new to women boxing and so are wondering just what things you'll need, here is a Brief list of a few of the standard gear:
- Training shorts
- Protective head shield
- Gum guard
- Light gym sneakers
- Punch mitts
- Wrist wraps
If you see televised boxing matches you will see that every fighter has their particular style that's typically represented in the color and style of the clothing/protective gear. Even though your primary consideration when choosing a set of gloves is comfort and endurance.
The excellent thing about women's boxing gear is that things arrive in a more vibrant assortment of designs and fashions which add an excess element of fun and personality to an otherwise boring training session or sparing match.