Boxing head guard advice

#1
I've got a problem with getting my contact lenses punched out when I spar.

That and obviously getting brained alot

I'm thinking I'm gonna have to get a headguard, I want one that stops the glove contact around the eyes but isn't as restrictive as a spartans helmet

I'm gonna have to buy one on line rather than test drive one. I've got a 57 inch head, not even sure whether thats medium large or XL

Any thoughts please. there are a ******* million and one options out there, any preferences or advice
 
#3
centimeters its big but not that big...........

Am I over analysing this and they are all much of a muchness just buy one and bang it on?
 
#4
Everlast tend to be reasonably priced but avoid the Intro Headgear (you know the ones: red and shitty and worn by crows on P Coy). Everlast "Competition" gets a reasonable chit: good visibility and protection with a traditional cut/style so you don't look like a MMA fruitcake.

Worth the few extra coins to protect the grey matter within those 57 cms!!
 
#5
How blind are you? I would say its better to take them out when sparring, I mean if you cant see a bloke two foot in front of you then maybe its not for you.

Where are you training at, or who with? Most places I've trained at have headguards available to use, and if I'm not wrong I think it is compulsory at amateur level? If you don't like wearing headguards other people have been sweating and bleeding in, you could allways grizz it for a session or two to see which one suits you best.

Personally I ******* hate them for all the good they are supposed to do. I also have a 57cm pea head and they allways ended up sliding around my head after a couple of hits. Great if you are in a bout and the ref stops it to re adjust your headguard for you, while the crowd all shout 'ooh pretty boy' and wolf whistling etc, *******.
 
#6
I've got a problem with getting my contact lenses punched out when I spar.

That and obviously getting brained alot

I'm thinking I'm gonna have to get a headguard, I want one that stops the glove contact around the eyes but isn't as restrictive as a spartans helmet

I'm gonna have to buy one on line rather than test drive one. I've got a 57 inch head, not even sure whether thats medium large or XL

Any thoughts please. there are a ******* million and one options out there, any preferences or advice
simple solution, get better at boxing.
 
#9
all joking aside, i go into punches, it still hurts but takes the power out of it and most times opens em up to a good twatting, try it, its a mui thai trick it works with practice. do you have a washing line? try dipping your head under that to help with speed and bobbing skills.
 
#10
#12
I got lost on a dual carriageway after my last sparring session. Been driving the route for nearly 22 years....maybe I should get two headguards
 
#13
oh my,maybe you should stop boxing lol, i once took such a beating that i was pissing blood for a week, that wasnt good
 
#17
Sugarrays(heard a few people having problems with delivery though), plenty of choice.
Or try BodyActive online.

If you are going in a boxing gym havent they got a few you could test drive(ie shapes, full open face or cheek covered?)
I know in our gym you have to wear them unless you're carded.
 
#19
You need contacts when boxing?

"Just hit the one in the middle"
 
#20
Got my lense ripped in half and popped out last night.

Having got my fitness up and some basic technique I've been sparring

I been trained with a lot of lighter and faster guys and i have been trying to concentrate on upping my speed, rythm movement/footwork

sparring against a much bigger more powerful heavyweight the coach is has basically said I'm not fighting in a heavyweight style, i move to much and am almost throwing too many punchs....

he's said we need to get together and focus hard on "heavyweight style"

I'm a bit confused/perplexed/had the wind taken out my sails a wee bit.

what is "heavyweight style" standing up and just trading power?

yours confused

theGimp (40 years old, 100kg)

please don't mention flintoff, I've been training longer than he has :)
 

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