The Best Boxing Robe
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Whether you’re into traditional boxing or MMA, competing or boxing for fun, the right gear is essential. You’ll, of course, need a good pair of gloves, but you’ll also need a lightweight shirt, comfortable shorts and boxing shoes.
But if you want to feel like a true boxer, a good boxing robe can make all the difference. It’s also a popular gift for the sports boxer in your life. With MMA becoming so popular in recent years, demand for boxing robes has also risen. There are now even apps that let you learn boxing at home, and a robe can be just the thing to put you in the mood.
When it comes to buying a boxing robe, you’ll find one feature is common. Boxing robes are lightweight, usually made from silky materials. The design keeps things simple, typically involving the robe itself and a belt that ties. There may be pockets, but most boxers won’t use them. The goal is to get from the dressing room to the ring—or from the bedroom to the home gym.
One reason these robes can make such good gifts is that there are plenty of novelty options. Some feature fun patterns like the American flag, while others have brand logos or are officially-licensed movie merchandise.
Our Picks For The Top Boxing Robes
Rocky Balboa Italian Stallion Boxing Robe
You'll get a black and yellow robe with Rocky branding, officially licensed as movie merchandise. The package includes the robe only, which is one size fits all. The shorts are available for purchase separately.
Rocky Balboa RobeThis officially-licensed Rocky Balboa robe is a great gift for any Rocky fan.
American Flag Boxing Robe
Made from 100 percent satin silk, this lightweight boxing robe has an American flag print. It's one size fits all, with a tie belt that helps you adjust it to fit. The total length of this robe is 41.5 inch, with a sleeve length of 21 inches.
Patriotic PatternThe fun patriotic pattern makes this boxing robe stand out.
Satin Boxing Robe & Hood
Available in six different colors, this lightweight, hooded robe is ready-made for competitions. It comes in sizes from X-Small to X-Large and has side pockets and a detachable belt. The Cleto Reyes logo is embroidered on the sleeves.
Competition-ReadyIf you're looking for a boxing robe for competitions, this robe is just what you need.
3/4 Length Stock Satin Robe
Choose from a variety of colors with this boxing robe, which is available in black, red, white, pink and red. The sleeves are "pro style," which is 3/4th length, and the robe itself has an above-knee length. Sizes are available in Small to XX-Large, as well as Youth Medium and Youth Large.
Pro StyleThis shorter robe features 3/4th-length sleeves, known as "pro style."
What to Look For
- If you’re giving a boxing robe as a gift, having it personalized can be a nice touch. Consider looking for an embroiderer who provides this service.
- Sizing can vary from one robe to another. While you’ll find plenty that are made as “one size fits all,” still others range in size from X-Small to XX-Large. Since boxing robes can be worn by anyone from a young child to a large adult male, it’s important to pay close attention to measurements. There’s only so far that a tie belt can cinch and expand a garment.
- The sleeve length is also important. “Pro length” is 3/4th, but you’ll also see professionals wear robes with wrist-length sleeves.
- Also pay attention to the length of the robe itself. Some fall above the knee, while many others are calf-length. Compare the length to your own measurements to make sure it will fit the way you expect.
- If the robe you’re considering is pictured with shorts or other undergarments, check to make sure those garments are included. Unless it’s specifically mentioned, you’ll probably have to purchase those items separately.
- If you’re buying a robe for a youth, make sure the robe you’re buying will fit. You may find that you have to look specifically for boxing robes for younger athletes.
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Sylvester Stallone was a struggling actor with only $106 in his name when he wrote the screenplay for Rocky. He finished it in only 84 hours, writing it using a pen and paper, inspired by a Muhammed Ali fight he’d seen almost a year earlier.
The screenplay, which was later extensively rewritten, caught the attention of United Artists, which offered him $340,000 with one stipulation: he couldn’t be the star. They envisioned James Caan, Burt Reynolds or Ryan O’Neal — all big stars at the time — as Rocky Balboa. As the budget for the film dropped, though, the studio didn’t have the money to pay big star salaries. Stallone received $20,000 for his screenplay and $350 per week, the SAG minimum at the time, to star.