When it comes to boxing clothes, I have always felt that you
need to dress for success. ...aka- the win!
No, that does not mean you need to wear the most expensive and
flashy attire when you head to a boxing class. Although you most
certainly can if you felt it was the thing to do!
In all seriousness, when you venture into a boxing class, you
will need the appropriate boxing clothing that will facilitate
the proper performance of a boxing workout.
So, take my advice, you need to select the proper boxing
clothing that will facilitate a proper boxing or kickboxing
workout. Here is a look at how to do that....
BOXING CLOTHING: TRUNKS
The staples of boxing clothes are the traditional boxing
trunks and shoes.
For women, the inclusion of a sports bra or sports tank top is
necessary for in ring sparring. Both men and women can wear a
light t-shirt in a training class.
Some may wonder if boxing trunks are mandatory for training
and the answer is actual boxing trunks are helpful but wearing
"regular" shorts is fine as long as they serve the same purpose:
they need to allow for complete mobility of the legs all the
way up to the thighs.
Basically, boxing trunks are tight in the waistband and
completely loose in the thigh area. Again, this is to facilitate
When the legs are restricted from complete movement, the
ability to box properly is hampered. That is why any
"civilian" shorts or workout pants that restrict movement need to
Some may wonder if MMA shorts are workable in a boxing
session. The answer is self-evident from watching any MMA bout:
such shorts are certainly useful in a boxing session.
The same can be said of Muay Thai boxing shorts and, while
they are generally out of style, the classic American kickboxing
long pants are good as well. You just may get a number of funny
looks when wearing them.
At our MMA Store you can find a sale on shorts such as Century
BOXING CLOTHING: CUP AND SHOES
Boxing shoes are employed for stability and traction. They keep
you from slipping when you are boxing. You also want stability in
However, you do not necessarily need boxing shoes to
achieve this as wrestling shoes deliver the same result and
cost a lot less. When it comes to MMA, shoes are barred in the
ring if you wish to kick.
Those opting not to kick but wish to wear the shoes will use
which does come at great risk since they provide
a handle for leglocks. Boxing shoes would be a disaster in
this regard since they would extend the handle up the shins.
Safety equipment is also helpful and one of the most
misunderstood items in this regard is the cup.
The standard cup used in team sports is best avoided since the
chances of being hit in the groin boxing are much higher.
This is because a miscue on a body or abdominal shot can lead
to direct impact to the groin. A tuck under cup is
You can also wear the full sized exterior cups when training
or in amateur competition. In some instances, these cups can be
worn underneath the oversized boxing trunks. For those that have
serious concerns about groin injuries, steel cups are
The Basix cup pictured is one of the most popular in MMA.
When it comes to competition, you will want a nice and
bright pair of boxing trunks. You want to be noticed by the
judges. As they say in bodybuilding, when you step on stage in
front of an audience, you want to look like you take pride in
THE BEST BOXING CLOTHING
Wearing quality boxing trunks and boxing shoes
in the ring is a
must in this regard.
It is also a nice touch to wear a boxing robe
on the way to
the ring. This has been a boxing tradition for centuries and one
that is well worth continuing.
Ultimately, the goal with wearing these clothes is to
facilitate mobility. When you aren't mobile, you can't box
We carry some boxing shorts at our
Fighter Warehouse is a deal because they have free shipping
to the US and Canada.They have multiple brands and good
Revgear Sports Co. has good products and
their products have a Spanish flair to them. They are bright and
they hold up well. They are quality even though Revgear is not as
a big of name as UFC.
Bad Boy first sponsored Royce Gracie so it has quite a name.
You'll see a lot of sponsored fighters coming out of Brazilian
Jiu Jitsu wearing Bad Boy.