Category Archives: Gear

August 18, 2018
August 18, 2018
KRONK maroon

Erik Mokonzo models the Kronk sports-fit t-shirt

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YET another top-notch product from KRONK is this sport-fit maroon t-shirt.

Soft to the touch, it fits any body shape like a glove, though those with a physique to match this handsome garment will be delighted with how it compliments their bumps and grooves.

Emblazoned with a vintage-style KRONK logo with a nod to their Detroit roots, this, like all KRONK gear, brings to mind the myriad stars that operated out of the famous gym back in its 80’s heyday.

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The t-shirt – unlike so many on the market – oozes quality that you can feel. Made from 95 per cent cotton, with incorporated spandex, it allows for ease of movement whether you’re putting your pedal to the metal in the gym, jogging in the park, or just stumbling back from the pub.

Another feature that sets it apart from other gym-wear is the built-in ‘bio-wash’ material, which fends off sweaty odours which are an inevitable result of going hard in the gym.

But wherever you wear this tee, and because of its stylish design and iconic branding, it is at home pretty much everywhere, you’ll feel slick and sharp.

Available now for just £19.99, in the full range of sizes, and from a special range of KRONK sports-fit t-shirts. Check out the range and order yours now at kronk.co.uk

August 3, 2018
August 3, 2018
boxing gloves

BoxFit

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ADIDAS MyGloves are completely customisable boxing gloves made from materials including leather, horsehair, and either Mexican or Japanese foam. Suitable for contests and sparring, they’re great for boxers who have a fighter name or slogan they want to showcase.

Many features can be incorporated into the designs in a variety of colours, including text, and they’re already used by pros like Chris Algieri and Heather Hardy. Premium quality, unique, and available in lace-up or hook and loop styles, they give you the opportunity to design one of the most important parts of your kit.

Ken Mills, owner of Boxfit UK says, “We were impressed with the quality and the personalisation options with these gloves, as well as the fist protection and tapered shape mould they offer. We’ve been getting good feedback and are on hand to help boxers with the design process so they get exactly what they want”.

The key point about these gloves is that they’re fantastic quality gloves with practical features for sparring, in addition to be being customisable. They’re the total package – lightweight, handcrafted gloves that give you more ownership and control of your boxing experience, which is sure to give you a boost in the ring.

Each pair comes with padded thumbs, making them comfortable to use, and the interior foam shapes to your hand helping you keep control and perform technical and fast punches.

Pro Chris Algieri says that they, “Not only look great but feel great”, and Abner Mares states, “It’s not just the look… the feel on these gloves is amazing”.

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Made in the USA there are over 16 colours including metallics, and text can be added to either the cuff or back of the hand. Each outer part element of the gloves can be customised and will be truly unique to you and you alone.

Adidas MyGloves are now available to purchase in the UK exclusively on https://www.boxfituk.com/adidas-my-gloves/. For inspiration follow @boxfituk and call 01708 320320 or email info@boxfituk.com for more information.

July 23, 2018
July 23, 2018
Kronk

Kronk

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THINK back to being a kid and slipping into your favourite superhero costume. One moment you’re a normal seven-year-old and the next you’re whizzing round the garden feeling better than you’ve ever felt before because you are now Superman.

Now you can feel that way again, except even better. Not so much seven again, but born again. Because you can be someone bigger and stronger and even more of a hero than Superman. You can be Thomas Hearns or Mike McCallum or Julian Jackson or Michael Moorer or Dennis Andries.

In fact, when you put on the latest KRONK training vest, it almost feels like you’re all of the above rolled into one.

Whether you’re serious about fighting and training or just want to wear something exceptionally cool – in both senses of the word – during a long and hot summer, this is for you.

Lightweight and durable, this is a replica of the vest used by both Hearns and Andries back when they ruled the world, back when their KRONK costumes spelt trouble to whoever they shared a ring with. It’s exceptionally smooth to touch and retains its comfort throughout a lengthy workout, and – thanks to wicking ability – it dispels any moisture to keep it as light as when it was first put on.

Most of all, though, you wear it because it looks so damn cool, just like all the boxers from the KRONK gym used to look.

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April 18, 2018
April 18, 2018
Boxa Ball

Chris Farina/Top Rank

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IF you read and follow my blog on the Boxing News Online website, or follow me on social media, you know I’m all about giving tips, honest opinions and, lately, trying to show you videos of me trying out new things in the boxing training industry.

Well, this week I have been trying out the “Boxa Ball”.

Now I know this is not brand new, and a lot of us have seen this before, with the likes of Vasyl Lomachenko, Josh Kelly and others using this on social media. Well, I had a chance to try this out and spend some time using it. and I loved it.

If you have been in boxing gyms as long as me – every other day since 1995 – you will agree that the same old heavy bags, floor-to-ceiling balls, and speedballs get a bit boring. Well, this is a great tool to spice up your training, It’s great for hand-eye and foot coordination. I definitely recommend this if, for nothing more, to change your workouts from time to time and to keep sessions fun, exciting and different.

Watch video here:

December 6, 2017
December 6, 2017
Colin McMillan

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FORMER world champion Colin McMillan has devised a new invention to help boxers hone their defensive skills while practising bagwork. Box Weave is an accessory that attaches to an existing bag, is adjustable to different heights and allows you to roll under its bars as you train and hit the bag.

It was McMillan’s brainchild from initial idea through to manufacture. “I’ve got a boxing academy (we go into schools and we’re based in Redbridge sports centre) and I’m always trying to think about ways for people to work on their defence. Throughout my career I’ve always thought boxing’s about hitting and not getting hit. The people who really inspired me were Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard and people like that. I was always thinking of something that would enhance that and while doing a training session,” McMillan said.

Colin McMillan

“I was looking at various different things. I know in martial arts they’ve got sticks that come out [of a wooden dummy]. I saw that somewhere and thought let’s see how this can work. That was the original idea. Something for young kids in particular to try and change their level. You see a lot of people, they go on the bag and all they do is bam, bam, bam hit the bag, with no thought about defence because nothing’s coming back at you. So it got me thinking why don’t we work on something where you can hit the bag but at the same time you’ve got to change your level, you’ve got to move. It came into my head. I sat down and started working on different ideas.”

He had different prototypes made until he was satisfied with the design. Box Weave is now available on Amazon and from Sugar Ray’s and BoxFit. The arms are also detachable and can be used as punch paddles.

Colin McMillan

“We got a lot of positive response, a lot of people have tried it and they enjoyed using it. The main benefit of it is to try and work on your defence. You can change your level, you can use your footwork,” McMillan said.

“It’s designed where it’s got three arms, where you keep moving, underneath it and you’ve got the back end where you can go for a little punch out. You can adjust it to a particular height.

“Hopefully people can get enjoyment from it and it becomes a useful tool.”

British Vintage Boxing

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British Vintage Boxing are bringing vintage inspired sportswear to a new generation, reasserting what it means to be British, bold and spirited.

As official merchandisers we are proud to bring limited edition wares celebrating a British heritage sporting icon and quintessential gentleman Sir Henry Cooper. Designs capsule his early career of the 1950’s & 60’s, reworking his effortless, understated style and infusing the BVB brand spirit to reinvigorate a golden era.

Inspired by hard working boxing men of the past we have created a sportswear brand that embodies the exploits of these working class heroes, distilling their courage and resilience into a single voice: British Vintage Boxing, from the shoulders of champions to the backs of gentlemen.

Our heritage sportswear collection has been knitted using outstanding jersey fabric, dyed in BVB colours, with a vintage wash and unique detailing from our archive. The BVB design team’s passion for authenticity and quality is reflected both in our vintage styling and modern tailoring, an ode to the past, crafted for the future. Ranges are currently available exclusively on the BVB website, priced between £45-£80.

May 19, 2017
May 19, 2017
adidas

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TRUE to their innovative form, leading sportswear brand adidas have unveiled a boxing shoe that has been designed to revolutionise boxing training.

The BOOST outsole has a firm grip that allows for a strong push off and stability for sudden changes in direction. Tight yet comfortable straps wrap around the ankle giving support for these incredibly light and beautifully designed boots. The attention to detail continues over into the packaging, which includes an innovative 3D boxing ring lining to the inside of the box.

The Speedex 16.1 BOOST has a sole that replicates the cushioning of a boxing ring, thus enabling faster footwork and – they claim – endless energy, allowing boxers to train harder and for longer.

The BOOST outsole has a firm grip that allows for a strong push off and stability for sudden changes in direction. Tight yet comfortable straps wrap around the ankle giving support for these incredibly light and beautifully designed boots.

The Speedex 16.1 is a result of adidas working alongside the German national boxing team.  Senior Product Manager Jan Wildner says, “We have gained incisive and precise athlete feedback around the product’s performance. Understanding that 80% of a boxer’s fight preparation is in the gym with only 20% based in the ring, it was key to enhance our footwear to allow our boxers to train harder for longer at the highest speed levels.”

The adidas Speedex 16.1 is now available to purchase at adidasboxing.com and at specialist retailers, RRP €200. For the latest news follow @adidasboxing on Instagram.