How To Put Gloves On
We've teamed up with England qualified boxing coach, Michael Gregory to show you how to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. In this film Michael shows you how to put the gloves on.
It is vital that you look after your hands if you are boxing, whether young or old, using an opponent or punch bags. It is important to use bandages to stop the knuckles from splitting, and for general added protection. You can use a traditional bandage, or a quick training boxing glove mitt.
In the ring, you should always use bandages. They should be 6 feet 6 inches long and tied in a herring bone hand wrap. Put the loop over the thumb and then wrap tightly around the wrists. Continue working the bandage around the rest of the hand, ensuring that you cover the knuckles.
When you come to putting the gloves on over your bandages, make sure that they are tied securely so that laces don't fly out when you punch.. Some gloves also have velcro around the wrists which are great for sparing. A good pair of gloves should last you 2 or 3 seasons, so always hang them up to dry after training so that the sweat does not cause the leather to rot.