Advertisement
Advertisement

WBC Wants Better Gloves For Heavyweight Fighters

By James Blears

The World Boxing Council is handing out a directive to its experts to pursue the development of a larger boxing glove to better fit the massive hands of some of it's very large heavyweights.
 
The WBC expert in this area, Dr. Clive Noble from South Africa, gave a presentation about glove safety at WBC's annual convention, which has this year been held in Bangkok, Thailand.
 
WBC Silver Champion Bermane Stiverne, the number one contender, told the Governors and deligates that he's struggled with inadequate glove size during his career, so much so that he's twice broken his hands due to the gloves not being big enough to properly fit them. And hand size wise, he's by no means the biggest heavyweight.
 
In requesting more work be done in producing a glove for the larger hand, WBC Executive Secretary Mauricio Sulaiman proposed that horse hair filling in gloves be phased out. Dr. Noble agreed, explaining that closed cell foam is the best substance for the padding of boxing gloves.
 
He also urged a semi rigid wrist support built into the glove. Correctly taping of the glove in that area, is also crucial to avoid injury, as well as the correct method of hand wrapping. Mauricio also stressed that the tampering with gloves or hand wrappings is a criminal offence.
 
The WBC has already produced a poster stressing the importance of properly fitting boxing gloves.

Tags: boxing image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TBear on 11-09-2013

Keep the gloves, get rid of the WBC.

Comment by krazyn8tive on 11-09-2013

I, for one, would like to know why this conference was being held in Bangkok. Not exactly a hotbed for the sport. Probably some pervs on the council lol

Comment by Tobi.G on 11-09-2013

[QUOTE=House of Stone;13911564]what they need are better trained and certified corners that know when their fighter has had enough ... simple[/QUOTE] I have seen fights far worse that wouldnt be stopped. Nobody could tell that Abdusalamov injured his brain there.…

Comment by 48cantCstraight on 11-08-2013

[QUOTE=Enzo Mc is ****;13911580]But what are they going to do about the back injuries caused by carrying around worthless belts all the time?[/QUOTE] I lol'd at this

Comment by Enzo Mc is SHIT on 11-08-2013

But what are they going to do about the back injuries caused by carrying around worthless belts all the time?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (15)
Top Headlines Liam Smith: I Can Take Canelo's Shots, I Want To Test His Chin! Tommy Morrison's Son Aims To Impress on ShoBox Kovalev-Ward Deal Finalized For Vegas; Announcement Soon Anthony Joshua's Ring Return: Manchester is The Frontrunner Whyte vs. Sexton Plans Canned, Could Be Dereck Chisora Next Robert Frankel Ready: Jose Felix is a Very Winnable Fight Casimero Training Very Hard For Edwards, Says Promoter Hearn Hopeful For Callum Johnson Commonwealth Challenge Golovkin's Coach: Eubank Sr. Telling Lies, Must Come To His Senses Vargas Confident: I Really Think I'm Knocking Manny Pacquiao Out! Golovkin: This is Different, I'm Not Doing What Canelo Did! Frank Warren on Eubank vs. Langford, Flanagan's Options Edwards Confident of Shocking Casimero on Golovkin vs. Brook Con Sheehan Signs With MGM, Will Fight Twice In A Week LaRon Mitchell Goes The Distance, Danny Roman Wins Mikaela Lauren Promises To Drill Klara Svensson For The Count Macklin Warns Brook: Golovkin is Smart, Don't Let Him Read You Jacobs: I'll Fight Golovkin Before Canelo Does - For Right Money Muhammad Ali Center Looks To The Future Without The Champ Frank Warren Throws Water on Joshua's Claim of Joyce Robbery Canelo Pleased To Reclaim Mexican Dates From Mayweather Deontay Wilder, Jarrell Miller Explodes - Heated Confrontation! Photos: Marriaga vs. Robb, Felix vs. Frankel - UniMas Weights Photos: Lucian Bute Putting in Work, Eager To Resume Career Brandon Rios' Manager: Top Rank Contract Ends in December Smith: Canelo Had To Go To 154 To Save Face Over Golovkin! Photos: Robert Guerrero, Alfredo Angulo, Terrell Gausha Ready Hands of Stone - Ramirez Credits Roberto Duran as Mentor Gilberto Ramirez Starts Next Stage, Aims To Return By Year's End Murat Gassiev: Lebedev Improved A lot Since Hiring Roach Abel Ramos faces veteran Juan Jesus Rivera in Phoenix, Arizona Chisora's Coach: Joshua is Better Than Fury, But Haye Beats Him Ishe Smith Discusses Training Camp, Fighting Frank Galarza Shakur Stevenson, Nico Hernandez To Get Honored at Home Smith: Canelo Ducked Golovkin, Talk of Pacquiao is Embarrassing! Mayweather Promotions' Titans of the Trade on September 17 Eubank Jr: Saunders is Extremely Boring, I Want 50-50 For Rematch Karim Mayfield Vents Over Bakhtiyar Eyubov Loss, Wants Rematch Marrero Reflects on Latest Win, Remains in Pursuit of Zambrano Burns-Relikh Title Fight Confirmed For October 7 in Glasgow
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement