There are many boxing gloves brands in the market, but only the best brands remain popular. Here are what we consider to be, possibly, the 4 most popular brands that produce gloves for boxing.
Clete Reyes was originally a boxer at school, but after going through the rounds realized that the gloves he’d had to use weren’t good at protecting his hands. His original fight was in 1938 during tough times in Mexico, but by 1945 the launched Cleto Reyes glove brand had been approved by the Combox commission and saw use in their first world championship match. This helped to launch the brand into the national consciousness.
By 1965, the gloves were being sold by a single rep on the West coast of the USA, then across the U.S. and eventually around the world. By the time his son took over in 1975, and trademarked the brand in 1979, the brand was bigger than ever.
Clete Reyes has been devoted to boxing since the beginning and makes outstanding gloves for boxers.
Venum is a more modern brand having only been launched in 2006 by Franck Dupuis. The company produces boxing gloves, along with protective gear, and other items for mixed martial arts, karate, Muay Thai, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Their equipment has been used by many famous athletes over the last few years. Their sponsorships have mostly focused on mixed martial arts as they pushed to get a foothold in this growing sport, along with their boxing products. To this end, the likes of Miesha Tate, Fabrício Werdum and Lyoto Machida from the world of MMA have used their equipment, often under sponsorship by the company. However, their boxing products continue to be sought after for their durability.
Their products are sold in the USA, across Europe and now in Asia too.
The Winning brand is one that’s most popular in the Asian markets but has also reached U.S. shores. It’s an enduring brand that is popular with boxers who have given their gloves a chance to prove themselves. They’re also affordable for people looking to enter the sport, perhaps for sparring or boxercise and don’t want to break the bank when they do so.
The Everlast brand was originally founded in 1910 by Jacob Golomb. The company has focused on boxing gloves, mixed martial arts equipment in recently years, and also apparel with the logo on it.
The Everlast boxing gloves have been worn and variously sponsored a number of famous boxers over the years. This include Ali, Holmes, Sugar Ray Leonard, Joe Frazier, and way back when, Jack Dempsey in 1917 too.
They produce boxing gloves, head protection, arm bands, head bands to keep sweat out of the eyes while working out, and a whole host of other sporting equipment.
The company has products are marketed globally. They were eventually acquired by Sports Direct of the UK in 2007.
When looking for a strong brand, you can opt for a new one or a classic that’s been around for a century. These four brands are highly reputable.