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SIGNED BOXING GLOVES

Shop for signed boxing gloves, autographed by the world’s greatest boxers. All items come with fast worldwide shipping, free UK delivery, a certificate of origin and in most cases photo proof of signing! We also offer frames for signed boxing gloves.  You can be safe in the knowledge that your autographed boxing glove is 100% genuine!


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Shop for signed boxing gloves from some of the world’s best-ever boxers! Boxing gloves are the most crucial item in a boxer’s locker. They are cushioned gloves that boxers wear on their hands during boxing matches and practice bouts. Modern boxing gloves are non-lethal, unlike ancient ‘fist-loaded weapons’ which were built as weapons to inflict maximum damage on an opponent. It is thought modern boxing gloves began emerging during the 1890s. After many years of engineering, modern-day boxing gloves include velcro, leather-based stitching, suspension cushioning, mesh palm and new padding. The International Boxing Association is responsible for approving new glove designs, based around weight, padding, leather and support.

Early versions of boxing gloves date back to c2000BC in Ancient Middle-Eastern and Egyptian, showing fighters with bands supporting the wrist. In Ancient Greece it was well known to wear leather to protect the hands. In Roman times, this progressed to the gladiatorial cestus which included metal to act as a weapon. Boxing was banned around AD393 due to the barbarity of the sport but received a revival in the 17th century with bare-knuckle fighting. The Marquess of Queensbury Rules was introduced in 1867 which mandated the use of boxing gloves.

There are different types of gloves. Bag gloves and for punching bags, although aren’t recommended by trainers for any boxing training; Bag mitts to little protection to strengthen the boxer’s hand; Sparring gloves as the name suggests are designed for sparring and are usually 2 to 4 oz heavier than competition gloves; Competition gloves are intended to help both athletes during competition and generally less padded than other gloves. They have a white area at the front known as the scoring area. There are also lace-up boxing gloves used in training and competition.

Boxing gloves have had an influence on other fighting sports such as MMA. Grappling gloves or MMA gloves originate from boxing gloves. They are open fingered and open palm are used in mixed martial arts bouts. These are similar to the Kempo gloves as worn by Bruce Lee in the movie Enter the Dragon.