View Full Version : Facial Bruising

04-30-2011, 07:01 AM
I keep getting facial bruising by sparing people who are like 4-6 stone heavier than me. Don't get me wrong I can certainly take a punch and trow harder than most of them but when they catch me I bruse up. It doesn't look good at work and when I go out whit friends. Around a year ago I had to stop boxing for a while as my employer said I couldn't come to work with any black eyes.

04-30-2011, 07:42 AM
You should get one of those head guards that cover your face more.

New England
04-30-2011, 09:24 AM
how big are the gloves being used?
and what brand?

if they are anything less than 16 oz i'd suggest bigger gloves
and if you're going up against real big blokes you could even think about 18 oz

i know it sucks to have to buy more stuff, but it's better than having to stop for the risk of losing your job coming in beat up lol

04-30-2011, 10:31 AM
I also get a lot of bruises sometimes (mostly on my forehead) when sparring without headguard. I never really minded that and I think the looks from people on the street are funny, but it does bother me a bit that I look ****ed up that easily while others, who got hit more often and harder, have less bruises or none at all.
Apart from the obvious suggestions (using a headguard, better defense, higher guard), you can also give Vaseline a shot, just a thin layer on forehead and nose, I heard that helps a bit.
I'll try that myself when I get back to sparring in a few weeks (at the moment it's all about getting back into shape only).

Pony Boy
05-04-2011, 06:37 PM
Should should apply ice pack to the area to bring down the swelling then apply arnica cream, two to three times a day. Usually the bruising goes away in about two days.

05-04-2011, 08:59 PM

Go oldschool. Your face won't get banged up with that.

05-04-2011, 10:39 PM
You shouldn't be sparring guys bigger than you and make sure you are wearing the same ounce gloves as your opponent. Boxing is hard enough as it, don't give them any unnecessary weight advantages since this is your health we are talking about. Like someone said you can buy headgear with the facebar , which will protect your face really well. Also, work on your defense. Watch James "Come on, boy" Toney. Keep your hands up. Change your fighting style if necessary. Be smart when you fight.

05-05-2011, 08:57 AM
Some people bruise up easier than others when I started boxing I was like 13 and I sparred with some big dudes and get beat up, but never bruise up I'll get a couple bloody noses but no bruises.