How to Make a Fist in Boxing

Snug Fit

    Flatten out your fingers and push your hand as deep into the glove as possible, eliminating any vacant space. Have a friend use two hands to hold the opening of the glove while you drive your hand downward into it for a tight fit. Feel for the seam on the inside of the glove near the pads on your palm just below your fingers. Curl your fingers over, driving your fingertips into those pads and wrapping your fingers around the seam. Your index finger should tuck into the muscle at the base of your thumb. Lock your thumb into place, buttressing it against the curled index finger. When you have the tightest fit and the ability to make a proper fist, tie or Velcro the glove into place.

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Christopher Michael began writing in 2010 for Break.com. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Writing sports and travel articles helps support his professional baseball career, which has taken him to 49 states, five continents and four oceans.