HERE at Boxing News, many competition gloves are sent to us to review. Some good, some bad, many indifferent. But those we received from Fly – website here – are without doubt among the absolute elite.
The 10oz Fly Halycon gloves are not cheap at £320 but are worth every penny if you are taking the sport seriously. Like a suit from Savile Row, these are the height of luxury. For a start, they are handmade and the quality is clear before they have even graced the hands. The leather hide, sourced from the tanneries of Italy, is of the highest quality, with a divine smell and feel, and once in place, they come alive. They remain tight to the hand in flight, and upon impact, pressure is spread throughout the glove for complete protection.
They are solidly padded around the knuckle with high-density foam, with lining and double-stitching which adorns the interior guaranteed to provide optimum performance, power and comfort.
No pair is the same, and can be individually tailored to your size and taste, with snakeskin, ostrich and crocodile among the leather options and black, blue and gold just a small selection of the colours available.
The gloves are made in the UK and Fly are the only manufacturer based here in the home of boxing. Each item is made with extreme care by one individual craftsman, eliminating mass production and ensuring each pair is unique to the owner.
A truly sublime product for any boxer who wants to get to the next level.