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Hello all.

I typically post on sherdog forums under the equipment section but I saw TysonJones' list of gloves and comments about them so I thought I could let guys on this forum know about some gloves Im going to be getting in soon. Some of which have been reviewed here already.


TITLE Platinum Lace-Up Training Gloves from Title Boxing

Pro Mex Professional Lace-Up Training Gloves from Title Boxing

TITLE GEL Lace-Up World Training Gloves from Title Boxing

All 16oz and black.

Pro Mex Official Pro Fight Gloves from Title Boxing (10oz and white).

I did the MMA thing but now I have been primarily training in boxing (but still love MMA for its completeness) so I started out with a lot of Thai boxing gloves. I decided to get better boxing instruction because lets face it, having a coach dedicated to instructing just you and working the pads is infinitely better than the classroom by the numbers instruction. I was using fairtex gloves which werent bad, but as I started to develop combinations and speed, my hands were starting to hurt. I bought a pair of winnings gloves 12 oz in size prior to that, just to try an actual pair of boxing gloves and boy am I glad I did. I started using the winnings and the pain in my knuckles eventually subsided. From this experience I have a bit of a disdain for the thai style gloves, and have been trying out different boxing gloves.

To give you more of a background of my experiences so one could have a better perspective of my reviews Ill include some of my opinions on gloves I own.

The winnings velcro 12 ouncers. Outstanding gloves. Feel and look outstanding with very soft leather and the glove itself is very soft and easy to manipulate. They protect the hands very well.

I own a pair of Flores gloves by Dan Mosby (Flores's nephew) and these things are by far my favorite. Very thick and durable leather, yet very soft and uber easy to make a fist. Hand made, old school quality to the extreme. They are for sparring but I havent used em for that purpose yet.

I owned a pair of Grant training gloves and I sent them back a few days later. I found them incredibly stiff(padding and leather) and extremely difficult to form a fist.

A pair of directly from Mexico 16oz velcro/lace Reyes gloves. Okay I really like to craftsmanship and think they are works of art; BUT the fist compartment is like a hangar bay. I could double fist these gloves (Im not exaggerating). Also since the fist is so wide, the padding is spread out a large area, meaning, your sparring partners get the worst of it. My coach looked at em for about 5 seconds and came to the conclusion that I cant spar with those. I dont think the ringside Cletos have such a huge fist, but I could be wrong. This is one of the reasons I want to try the promex. They have the profile, just not so huge, and old style construction with horsehair and foam and that whole bit. If they arent so stiff as the grants, I think they will do well.

Ultimate Classics trainers 16 oz lace ups. I concur with the comments and opinions of most here. It seems that these are trying to be what my Flores gloves define, and they fall short by far. I would give them the analogy of being like a hummer or range rover. Very tough and durable, but not well handling. Great padding for protection, but a little top heavy. I feel they are a bit stiff as well(just a bit, not like the grants). I can make a fist easy enough, its just that they are already in that position. I couldn't open em up very much to relax my hand. Somewhat of a disappointment.

Last boxing glove I own, I just purchased these yesterday.
Everlast pro trainers 14oz(velcro). I think these are great gloves. I thought for sure I wouldnt like em, but they had a pair up at my local Dicks sporting goods store so I figure Id try em out.
Nice compact design with flexible leather and padding. I feel they will give good protection without them being overly soft. The elastic strap, although not as pretty as a leather strap, definitely secures the glove tighter. The leather seems to be similar to the black UC leather.
I had my nephew try em on, and he preferred them to the amature gloves that they had at the store. I strongly preferred them as well.

I also have a 12oz Shevlin boxing training glove (for bag and pad work) on the way soon so look for a review on those as well.

Have a good one
 

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Awesome man I just ordered Pro Mex hook and loop saturday night
 

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How bout those Pro Mex's!

Heres the post I placed on Sherdog.com

Okay, the gloves have arrived!

They actually got here before I left for my session, so I was able to take a pair to train with.

Okay quick first impressions.

Title Platinum 16oz trainer. A bit of a disapointment. I would call them Titles version of Ultimate Classics. They are actually BIGGER than the UC's and the leather used is reminiscent of the UCs as well. On this initial impression I believe it will be easy on the fists and sparring partners. Its a bit of a wash between these and everlasts, but the everlast definately have a smaller profile, which I prefer. Even though the Platinums are big, they really dont feel that way, where as the UC's do.
Big padding, easy to make a fist.

Pro Mex 10oz fighters. Okay, the glove has a weird leather. Its hard to explain. It almost looks like cloth. The glove seems to have a lot of padding. The leather and padding is flexible, and at this point the glove is very open in the hand and you have to move the top of the fist down a bit to form a fist but it is not difficult. I may let my nephew use these as bag and pad gloves, and the 14oz everlast be his sparring gloves.

Title GEL World Training gloves 16 oz. WOW. Look great. Nice flexible leather. Easy to make a fist. Excellent construction. Ive got high expectations of these gloves. I will probably buy another pair (red this time) for a bag and pad pair.

Pro Mex 16 oz Lace ups (as all these gloves are). Okay. Excellent construction. The leather is very much like the leather used on my Cletos. The padding even feels a bit like the Cletos. They are great looking gloves. I love the triple cuff. Easy to make a fist, unlike my real Cletos, and definitely not like Grants. They are smaller in profile than any of my other 16oz gloves save the flores and everlast, which are very close.
Okay. Working the heavy bag. The padding on the gloves are very good. Not great but pretty dam good. I typically go 100% with every shot. Even the Jab, but its still with proper technique, which means Im not putting too much shoulder into it turning it to a left straight.
Now since I have my injury in my left hand, Id swing hard but pull it. But with my right hand Id go hard as I could. Every once in a while it would smart, but only like 3 or 4 times at most. No pad work today, I went 8 rounds on the bag (and broke the speed bag, oops![it was already broke from some kids messing around with it]) as my coach just had surgery and his other student didnt show up to work pads.
Are these as good as the winnings for bag and pad work? No. Winnings are incredible for that. In their own league. I will have to try the GELs and see how they compare.
Are these good for bag and pad work? Id say they are more than adequate and do very well in that respect, but with the GEL gloves out, that may be a better option, that arent $200 winnings gloves. Also I think theyd make a great sparring glove as well. These versus the everlast, is close but.... I feel the ProMex is more like a handcrafted glove, and the everlast a well manufactured glove. The leather is superior on the promex, It feels better, the padding is better(more and a bit more soft) the cuff is very soft and flexible, as well in the top side or ribbed side. Its about even on fist make-ability. Id have to hit the mitts to give a practical impression, but the pro mex edges out the everlast in construction and feel. The everlast is a great glove though. It has nothing to be ashamed of.

Im debating buying a ringside Reyes just to compare to this very well made replica.
I prefer these to Grants and Mexican Market Cletos.

Im really impressed, and will give more impressions of the GELs soon.
 

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Interesting.
The 18oz Everlast pro trainers that I had in 2003 were the softest leather I've ever had on a glove.
They were the easiest gloves to make a fist and the leather seemed higher quality than anything I've seen aside from Grant (not campeon) and possibly Reyes (trainers via ringside).
I wonder if they really have changed those gloves up.
I used to hate the fill, which fell apart real quick, but they've changed that as well so it makes sense that the leather's different these days.

Thanks for the update on Pro-Mex.
Reyes 16s have a way over-sized pocket making them almost unwearable for me.
Do Pro-Mex gloves have the same-sized pocket?

How did you get your Title Gels so quick?
As far as I know, mine are still back-ordered from May.
 

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Well the Everlasts are great. I just prefer the pro mex. As far as the pocket goes, I have 16oz direct from Mexico Cletos, which have that huge wide fist. The Pro Mex's are indeed much smaller. Fist makeability is probably slightly easier on the everlast but I feel the leather is softer, its very similar to Reyes leather, on the Pro Mex.

Oh the reason your GELs are still backordered, is because you probably ordered the velcro strap ones. I would have ordered one of those (since I just ordered a 12oz lace up pair to compare to my winnings) but since they were backordered I went with laces.
 

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Ah... guess they didn't figure folks wanted velcro.

You were wondering before if the ringside.com versions of Reyes (training gloves) have the huge pocket and I can confirm that they definitely do. I was actually hoping the authentic mexican ones to be more snug. Someone confirmed earlier that the ringside.com Reyes super bag gloves are in fact authentic mexican-made, regular Reyes gloves. Title does the same thing with Twins coz the fill doesn't meet their standards. So the super bag glove won't be any better. I think it's the 14oz gloves, not the 16s that earned Reyes their great reputation - coz i really can't see how anybody would prefer the hangar bays.

I just got some birthday money and I've been looking at the Everlasts, but if they've dropped the quality of the leather from the old gloves just to improve the quality of the fill, i'm not sure I want them so much.
Pro-mexs are looking better n better.
Maybe I'll just save and get either a pair of winning or top ten superfight 3000s.
 

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Thanks for the insight on the ringside Reyes. I may talk to Cleto Reyes in Mexico and see if I can get a custom pair made for small hands.

The leather on the everlast is very good. I wouldnt worry about that. I just like the leather on the promex as a personal preference (its a different kind, like the Reyes are goat, I believe everlast are cowhide), and the everlast leather is just as good as my Ultimate classic leather (black portion) or my title gels.

I would definately suggest a pair of winnings. especially for a pair of bag/pad gloves, and another if you really want to go hard while sparring.

The velcro is definately a bonus for mma guys cause of all the different drills and switching off between partners alternating between pads and gloves, or going from mma gloves to boxing for ground and pound drills (one guy pounds or passes, the other tries to submit and control pounder).
 

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I've been saying this for awhile now but In my oppinion, pro mex's are just knock off reyes with better padding.
 

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I've been saying this for awhile now but In my oppinion, pro mex's are just knock off reyes with better padding.

Oh yeah, no doubt, but like I said I have Mexican market 16 oz gloves, which are different than Ringside's training glove.

I looked at Juan Mcpherson's pair of ringside Cletos which were in his bag and I tried em on real quick; and yeah I really liked em, so I bought a pair for myself. The Cleto definately has an edge in construction and leather over the Promex, but you pay a lot for that last 10-20%. To some of us its worth it, others, not so much. So after seeing these gloves I would totally concur with your statement.

My first pair of real boxing gloves were my velcro Winnings, my third pair, a pair of Flores gloves. Mexican Cletos after that. I bought the title stuff to try out the cheaper gloves, and although they are not quite at the level of the above mentioned gloves, I could be content using the gloves even after being spoiled by the best money can buy (or cant buy in the case of being lucky with the Flores gloves).

Ive got a short review and pics of my Shevlin gloves as well as my Boxing classics gloves if anyone cares to look on sherdog under the equipment forum.
 

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Ya know, I've become a big fan of grant. I dont own a bad glove of theirs. Everlast as well. Reyes makes great gloves as well. I only own the 8 oz pro fight glove. Great glove with NO padding haha, Bad for defensive fighters, very bad.
 

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Ya know, I've become a big fan of grant. I dont own a bad glove of theirs. Everlast as well. Reyes makes great gloves as well. I only own the 8 oz pro fight glove. Great glove with NO padding haha, Bad for defensive fighters, very bad.

Well when I tried their training glove, and Porkchop had the same experience, the glove was VERY stiff in padding and leather, and it was very difficult to make a fist. I sent it back to ringside. It was a nice looking glove for sure.
Maybe it just needs a **** load of break in, or maybe its not made quite up to the standards of their fight gloves.
The Everlast pro trainer I have is pretty nice though. I dont know how it compares to the pre Chinese days though...
No padding... damn! Well theres always winnings!
 

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I'm not a stiffler for padding really. I have some pretty tough knuckles, but the grant ameteur gloves, bag gloves and pro gloves are excellent.
 

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mexican gloves

hey guys I was reading this forum and I just want to let you know there is another mexican made gloves Morales Boxing there are quite good for the price better finish than the grant's and more protection than the reyes
 

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I'm not a stiffler for padding really. I have some pretty tough knuckles, but the grant ameteur gloves, bag gloves and pro gloves are excellent.
Well the padding since it was so stiff (or maybe it was just the leather) would not protect sparring partners even though Ive heard most stuff to the contraty.
 

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I own a pair of Flores gloves by Dan Mosby (Flores's nephew) and these things are by far my favorite. Very thick and durable leather, yet very soft and uber easy to make a fist. Hand made, old school quality to the extreme. They are for sparring but I havent used em for that purpose yet.


I also have a 12oz Shevlin boxing training glove (for bag and pad work) on the way soon so look for a review on those as well.

Have a good one
Where did you come by a pair of Flores gloves? I have been looking for some quality custom oldschool gloves for a while.
Do you like your Shevlins?
I have a pair of Reyes 16ox "mexican market" with the huge pocket, I am thinking of having a leatherwork shop i know stitch another row to tighten up the hand pocket. Might as well try because I can't use them how they are now unless U use my Gel guards and 2 sets of wraps.
 

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I like the Shevlins a lot. Watch out for the home page though I guess it has a trojan horse on it.
Its probably getting me as we speak!

Id suggest asking for a smaller grip hose as the standard one is freaking huge.

I bought my Flores gloves off of Dan Mosby who is Ray Flores's Nephew and makes gloves occasionally.

I tell you what though, I bought a pair of Ringside Reyes training gloves and I dig em man. I think they are **** hot. I use em as sparring gloves in 16 oz, but I am 140, 135 after a hard work out and I guess that is a factor. I think the padding is just fine.

If you want an old school pair, like I said Id suggest a pair of Shevlins no doubt with a triple cuff (not ribbed) and a smaller grip hose, and get a natural leather color like tan, or brown or even black(not natural but it works ya know...). I got mine in white and while they are clean, I wish I would have gotten a natural color as it just goes better with the old school gloves. Meanwhile my ringside Reyes are a beautiful blue and It be hard for me to like em more....
 

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Title GEL World Training gloves 16 oz. WOW. Look great. Nice flexible leather. Easy to make a fist. Excellent construction. Ive got high expectations of these gloves. I will probably buy another pair (red this time) for a bag and pad pair.


Are these as good as the winnings for bag and pad work? No. Winnings are incredible for that. In their own league. I will have to try the GELs and see how they compare.


Im really impressed, and will give more impressions of the GELs soon.
Hey bruthaman... Hows the review on the gels now? You ever get the bag gloves? If so, how'd you pick the right size? How'd they compare to the winnings bag gloves?

Hope to hear a reply,

-Thx, Peace.
 

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I just got done watching Ricky Hatton demolish Stewart.
I did indeed get the bag gloves. They are IMHO the best glove in thier respective price range. For some things they may even be better than Grants or Reyes gloves. I absolutely love my Grant fight glove for bag and mitt work. You cant go wrong with that glove. I also have the actual bag glove in addition to the 12 ounce glove. Its very nice but a bit heavy. You can smash the bag like Tyson with that glove.

Nothing feels like the Cletos or Grants when it comes to fit and craftmanship(save Flores). Winnings protects you like no other. The Title gel will protect you well and has nice flexible leather which is easy to make a fist with.
The gel bag glove is heavy and you cant make a complete fist with it, but you can still hammer away with it, and as someone else said it feels like your hand is in a vagina.
 
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