Ringside are one of the biggest names in the boxing game and have been for around 30 years. Very few companies can even come close in regards to quality of their boxing gloves. It feels like Ringside is always several steps ahead of their competition and those other companies can only seem to copycat Ringside’s gear and attempt to keep up.
For many professional boxers, Ringside produce the glove of choice. When you’re a professional boxer at the top of your game, you can choose exactly what glove to wear and which companies to work with. So it speaks absolute volumes that so many great guys and girls choose to work with Ringside. These are people that have been training for many, many years. Training for their whole lives even. They’ve torn through tons of pairs of boxing gloves from all different companies, so they know what’s what. They know what works in a glove and they know what doesn’t. Ringside also know what works and what doesn’t, which is how they’ve managed to stay at the top of the heap for so long.
Best Ringside Boxing Gloves Reviewed
Ringside are predominantly a boxing company, which means that the gloves that they produce are predominantly meant for use in a boxing environment within boxing rules. However, their gloves are so damn good that they can be used to cross-train in boxing, Muay Thai and even full MMA sparring without being a hindrance in any way. In fact, many top MMA fighters also choose to use Ringside gloves when doing their striking training, as no-one does it better than Ringside.
Ringside Apex Flash Sparring Gloves
These Apex Flash gloves come in eight different styles and every single one of them is stunning. They all look beautiful and the design itself is different and fun without being over the top or too big a departure from the traditional glove. The eight different styles are so diverse from each other that there’s no doubt a colour/style to suit everyone here.
They are available in sizes of either 14oz or 16oz, which are the standard boxing sizes. You might see someone using 12oz or 18oz in training but 14 and 16oz are the main sizes, with 16oz generally being the sparring standard for safety purposes.
The Apex Flash feature a mesh palm and an anti-bacterial inner liner to keep the glove fresh whilst you use it as well as allowing the glove to breathe and dry better when you’re not using it so it stays clean and fresh for much longer.
The hook & loop enclosure allow you to put the glove on, fasten and unfasten and remove the glove incredibly easy and quickly without fuss and without having to rope someone else in to help you do it. Which is an underrated factor when choosing a pair of gloves, especially if you plan on training alone and hitting the heavy bag by yourself for example.
Synthetic leather is used in the construction which allows the glove to be more durable as well as making it easier and more fuss-free to clean it after a particularly tough session.
Ringside Pro Style Boxing Gloves
The Pro style boxing gloves from Ringside are a great addition to any trainees gym bag. The added padding allows you to comfortably use the gloves in every way; you can spar with them, hit pads with him and practice your big, power shots on the heavy bag with them without hurting your hands or smashing your glove into smithereens.
Ringside have used MPF (molded protected foam) instead of the more common layered-foam padding systems. MPF is superior to layered-foam in both safety and comfort as it provides increased hand and wrist support/protection but without making the glove massive and unsightly.
The synthetic leather shell allows you to clean the glove quickly after a tough session and also helps prevent cracking or tearing which is so common with many gloves. The full wrap around hook and loop closure system means you can fasten the gloves adequately without help and get the gloves on and off easily. It also provides even more padding to the wrists which is great for everyone, but perfect for those with weaker wrists or pre-existing wrist/hand issues.
Another safety measure included is the attached thumb. This allows your whole hand, thumb included, extra stability and keeps everything enclosed, attached and secure. Together, this means your hand is in a more natural, neutral state to prevent any damage or injury from occurring. It also makes for just a much more enjoyable session when your hands are comfortable.
Ringside Lace IMF Tech Training Gloves
If you prefer a more traditional, understated style with your gloves then this glove is for you. Despite the aforementioned understated style, this glove still looks great. It’s sleek and minimalist and you get the idea that everything superfluous and unnecessary has been removed for the glove to make room for only the absolute best features. A real no-frills, serious boxers only kind of glove.
It’s available in three colours: black/red, red/white and white/blue. All look great and all are available in both 14oz and 16oz, it’s just literally down to your personal preference with which one you choose.
The IMF (injected moulded foam) padding system envelops the fist in a 2.5” thick, shock-absorbing shell of protection. This same system allows the glove to be comfortable and ready to use right out of the box/bag. No pain period of having to suffer the glove and break it in until it’s optimal. It’s perfect and ready to go right away.
The exterior of the gloves is constructed of a durable, synthetic leather which helps to keep the glove scratch free and clean.