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Old 01-05-2005, 04:44 PM #1
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Does anyone know anything about how the gloves have changed over the years? I was looking at old Corbett-Fitzsimmons pictures, and the gloves are like 2oz Oven Mitts, like people use when hitting the speed bag. In Dempsey's time the gloves where 5oz, now they're like 8-10. I was thinking it would be cool to see a timeline of something that shows when and how the gloves were modified.

The old time guys must have been so tough to take punches with those little 2oz gloves...
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Old 01-09-2005, 10:47 PM #2
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Actually the gloves are really there to protect the hands, it really doesn't make a difference in how hard your getting hit. There would have to be significant padding to decrease the power of a punch. If you check out bareknuckle champion records, they broke they're hands or arms in every fight.
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Old 01-10-2005, 02:44 PM #3
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Is there regulation about how heavy the gloves must be in a fight?

If it only hurts the fighter wearing them, wouldn't someone like Klitscko wear some huge rock-em sock-em gloves so that he doesn't break his hands?

DO heavyweights use bigger gloves than bantomweights?
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Old 01-11-2005, 07:32 PM #4
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Actually the gloves are really there to protect the hands, it really doesn't make a difference in how hard your getting hit. There would have to be significant padding to decrease the power of a punch. If you check out bareknuckle champion records, they broke they're hands or arms in every fight.
not true. heavier gloves are harder to swing. the diff b/t 2 vs 4 may be small, but w/ 16s u'll already see your punch effectiveness go down.
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not true. heavier gloves are harder to swing. the diff b/t 2 vs 4 may be small, but w/ 16s u'll already see your punch effectiveness go down.
They are not only harder to swing they make the erea of the impact larger and therefore decrease the power.

You'll feel the differnce when you hit someone with the front end of a stick and hit hime with the full length of the stick, applying the same power. The more concentrated the power is used to a spot the more it hurts.
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The gloves Tunney wore during the Long Count Fight against Dempsey, Sept. 22, 1927.



For fun, I searched the oldest thread in this Boxing History section. And it seems this is it - "History of the Gloves" - dated back to Jan. 5th, 2005.
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The gloves Tunney wore during the Long Count Fight against Dempsey, Sept. 22, 1927.



For fun, I searched the oldest thread in this Boxing History section. And it seems this is it - "History of the Gloves" - dated back to Jan. 5th, 2005.
God help anyone who got hit by George Foreman or Earnie Shavers with those gloves.
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Is that when this forum started, 2005?
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