|Training and conditioning
counts for the majority of time that amateur & professional
boxers spend on the sport. After working on fundamentals, developing
the physical conditioning, agility, and style, boxers are ready to
test their skills in the ring. Here is a list of essential sparring
- Protective cups
- Head Gear
- Sparing Gloves
Never spar without a mouthpiece or mouth guard. A good
mouthpiece helps prevent cuts inside the mouth. It can also protect
your teeth and jaw from injuries. The latest technologies in mouth
guards also claim to prevent brain damage by locking the jaw into
place reducing the chance of concussions. This is one of the most
valuable and inexpensive pieces of safety gear you can buy.
Protective cups: Groin or Pelvic
Protect the groin, pelvis, hips and kidneys from low blows.
Female boxers should also wear chest protectors when
Headgear is available in different styles. Each style provides a
different level of protection. This is one piece of equipment you
don't want to skimp on. The head guard should fit snugly without
being uncomfortable. It should not be able to slide around and
obstruct your vision as you spar.
Sparring gloves are designed to protect both your hand as well
as your opponent and are inherently different from a basic bag
gloves used only to strike a heavy bag. They have thick
extra-shock-absorbing foam. A proper sparring glove should be at
least 16 oz to provide adequate safety.
WARNING: Sparring should only be done in a
controlled environment, with qualified supervision and with proper
protective equipment. Even with proper precautions, sparring can
result in serious injury.