Boxing Equipment List

Training equipment helps boxers practice and stay safe while training. We’ve created this list to make it much easier for you to learn which piece of boxing equipment is used for what.

The following is a list of equipment used by boxers:

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boxing equipmnet list

1. Gloves

Boxing gloves are divided into types, the main ones of which are listed below

Training Gloves

Are lighter, made of canvas, and have less padding than competition gloves. They are usually wrapped in gauze that has been dipped in glue or rubber solution before being laced up.

Bag Gloves

Are for hitting a punching bag only. They have only enough padding to protect the knuckles, not an opponent.

Fighting Gloves

Are used for sparring and amateur fight competition, they have a lot of padding on the front, back, and wrist, to protect both the opponent and the person wearing them.

Professional Fight Night Gloves

Are colored differently than amateurs’ gloves. They are red for the left glove, blue for the right glove. The padding is tightly packed in to reduce the force of impact. They are not meant for any other type of use.

2. Boxing Shoes

Boxing shoes are special shoes that fit snugly and tie up the ankle. The front of the shoe is smooth so it does not get caught on the canvas. They are usually made of synthetic leather.

3. Hand Wraps

Hand wraps are specially designed cotton strips that go from the wrist up to the knuckles. They are wrapped around the hand several times, resulting in a form-fitting glove that helps protect the hands during training and fight competition.

4. Headgear

Boxing headgear fits snugly on the head, covering the ears and cheeks. It is made of thick, shock-absorbing foam.

5. Kidney Belt

A kidney belt wraps around the lower back and hips, supporting them during a fight. It can be made of thick cotton or stiff, high-density plastic.

6. Masks

Masks are for face protection. They cover the eyes, nose, and mouth. They are usually made of thick foam.

7. Mouthguard

A boxing mouthguard is a rubber or plastic device that fits snugly between the teeth. It is held in place by a strap that goes over the head to hold the mouthpiece in place during a fight.

8. Groin Protector

Groin protector is a hard plastic cup that fits into a pouch sewn into the front of the boxing shorts. It protects the groin area.

9. Hand Pads

Hand pads are small, usually oval-shaped, pieces of molded foam often covered in leather or vinyl. They are used to protect the person holding them while they are being hit by punches.

10. Heavy Bag

A heavy bag is filled with tightly packed fabric which is shaped into a ball about the size of a person’s head. It is hung from a sturdy beam or chain and can be hit with any type of punch, kick, or knee to build strength and endurance.

11. Speedbag

A speed bag is a small, pocket-sized punching bag that hangs freely from the ceiling or platform. It is suspended by a rebound spring and is often used to train hand-eye coordination and speed.

12. Double-End Bag

Double-end bag is a small, air-filled bladder with a strap on each end. It hangs from the ceiling or platform and can be hit in the air with punches from either hand. Its purpose is to improve a boxer’s ability to judge distance and time punches correctly.

13. Reflex Bag

A reflex bag is a small punching bag that hangs freely from the ceiling or platform. It is suspended by a rebound spring and is often used to train hand-eye coordination.

14. Heavy Bag Stand

A heavy bag stand is a freestanding structure that holds the heavy bag off the floor so that it can swing freely, allowing for a more realistic workout.

15. Speed Bag Platform

Speed bag platform is a freestanding structure made up of two platforms about waist-high. The platforms are joined by a metal beam, which holds the speed bag so that it can swing freely, allowing for a more realistic workout.

16. Uppercut Bag

Uppercut bag is a small, cylindrical bag usually about the size of a grapefruit. It is hung from a heavy chain and is often used to train uppercuts and other punching combinations while also strengthening the muscles of the shoulders and arms.

17. Punch Mitts

Punch mitts are small pads resembling boxing gloves that a coach holds in front of his or her body. Boxers practice punches and other techniques on them to improve speed, timing, and accuracy.

18. Focus Mitts

Focus mitts are large pads that a coach wears on his or her hands and arms. They resemble large boxing gloves but have a pad over the back of the hand for protection during training. Boxers practice punches and other techniques on them to improve speed, timing, and accuracy.

19. Slipping Mitts

Slipping mitts are small pads that a coach holds in front of his or her body. Boxers practice slipping punches and other techniques on them to improve speed, timing, and accuracy.

20. Training Mitts

Training mitts are small pads that a coach holds in front of his or her body. Boxers practice punches and other techniques on them to improve speed, timing, and accuracy.

21. Punch Shield

A punch shield is a small, circular pad that a coach holds in front of his or her body. Boxers practice punches and other techniques on them to improve speed, timing, and accuracy.

22. Punching Bag

A punching bag is a cylindrical bag filled with tightly packed fabric that is shaped into a ball about the size of a person’s head. It is hung from a sturdy beam or chain and can be hit with any type of punch, kick, or knee to build strength and endurance.

23. Body Target

A body target is a cylindrical bag filled with tightly packed fabric that is shaped into a ball about the size of a person’s head. It is hung from a sturdy beam or chain and can be hit with any type of punch, kick, or knee to build strength and endurance.

24. Tear-Drop Target

A tear-drop target is a cylindrical bag filled with tightly packed fabric that is shaped into a ball about the size of a person’s head. It is hung from a sturdy beam or chain and can be hit with any type of punch, kick, or knee to build strength and endurance.

25. Training Dummy

A training dummy is a cylindrical bag filled with tightly packed fabric that is shaped into a ball about the size of a person’s head. It is hung from a sturdy beam or chain and can be hit with any type of punch, kick, or knee to build strength and endurance.

26. Side-to-Side Targeting

Side-to-side targeting is a training technique with a focus on footwork and accuracy. Boxers stand in one corner of the ring and throw punches at their imaginary opponent’s head, body, and arms while moving back and forth across the ring.

27. Boxing Robe

A boxing robe is a large, loose-fitting garment worn over the shoulders and tied at the waist. A boxing robe often has long slits down the sides that allow the wearer to move more easily.

28. Boxing Shorts

Boxing shorts are a type of loose-fitting, elastic shorts worn over the groin and secured to the waist by an elasticated waistband. The elasticated waistband can be adjusted to suit the wearer’s needs.

29. Boxing Bell

A boxing bell is a metal disk about the size of a large dinner plate with two loops attached to the back. The outer loop has a leather strap for the coach to hold onto with his or her off-hand. In competitions, a boxing bell is rung after each round of a fight has been completed to indicate the beginning of a new round.

30. Boxing Jumping Rope

A boxing jumping rope is a length of inelastic rope with handles on both ends. The rope can be adjusted to the desired length, then tied securely to each handle. As the boxer jumps over the rope, he or she swings it around and around.

31. Boxing Parachutes

A boxing parachute is held with strong, inelastic fabric attached to the top and bottom of a sturdy frame such as bars or ropes. The fabric is meant to simulate the resistance and drag of an opponent during training.

32. Boxing Body Protector

A boxing body protector is a padded garment worn over the torso to protect the wearer from injury during boxing training. Boxers wear a variety of body protectors with different types of padding.

33. Boxing Leg Guards

A boxing leg guard is a padded garment worn over the lower half of the wearer’s leg to protect the wearer from injury during boxing training. Boxers wear a variety of leg guards with different types and amounts of padding.

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