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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.

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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?

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