Product Review – Cleyto Reyes Sparing Gloves

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Cleto Reyes sparing gloves are often refered to as the Rolls Royce of the boxing world, Hand made in Mexico and crafted out of calf hide.

Cleto Reyes Sparring gloves 16 to 18 oz (Lace up and Velcro Sparring Gloves)


Review: Scores out of Ten 1 = Very Poor 10 = Excellent

Support 8/10

Comfort 9/10

Quality 9/10

Protection 9/10

Protection to Partner 9/10

Style 10/10

Price 5/10

Value 7/10

Overall 8/10

Boxing Professor Comments

The gloves fit the hand so well, this is due to the gloves being hand made out of goat skin. The gloves are velcro and lace, so this means you can use without having to tie the lace which sometimes takes too long while your training. The gloves are very high quality and last for along time, the major concern is the price (especailly if your buying in the UK). Overall a very high quality glove that will give you years of use and protection to yourself and your partner. 

These gloves can take along time to order as many distributors do not stock them so it is a good idea to enquire first as can take up to six weeks to deliver.

Boxing Professor Tip

To look as good as him in the ring go for the black gloves with a red Cleto Reyes t-shirt.

If you have sensitive skin then i would stay away from these gloves as the dye in the glove can irritate the skin.

  1. #1 written by Wasd Q. August 30th, 2009 at 19:07

    I never ever post but this time I will,Thanks alot for the great blog.

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  2. #2 written by Jacob October 11th, 2009 at 18:03

    I have a green pair of the Cleto Reyes lace/velcro sparring gloves. They are truly beautiful gloves. The leather smells so nice, too.

    But… IMO, the gloves offer very poor protection for sparring partners. The gloves are built to do damage.

    Also, the gloves are horrible for bag work because they are too narrow from top of glove (the part that covers the top side of the hand) to the underside of the glove.

    This feature is good for sparring, as your verticle jabs can easily slip through your opponent’s defense.

    Also, the gloves are not easy to put on by yourself, because the laces are not very long and they easily come out of the last two holes when you are putting on the glove over a pair of handwraps.

    When the gloves are on properly, i.e., all laced up and velcro is on tight, they feel magical — just incredible.

    Thanks for the great reviews.

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  3. #3 written by The Prof October 12th, 2009 at 07:22

    Just out of interest Jacob what ounce are the gloves?

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  4. #4 written by Jacob October 13th, 2009 at 03:07

    Hi Professor,

    The weight of my Reyes gloves are 14 oz.

    Also, I just ordered a pair of Winning 14 oz Velcro training gloves. Looking forward to seeing how they feel in training.

    Thanks again for the great reviews.

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  5. #5 written by Eric W October 21st, 2009 at 15:55

    I have these gloves and love them. BUT i do have skin allergy on both arms at around the cuff of the glove (this also happend with my old grant gloves).

    The allergy is pretty gnarly (but not contagious), do you have any recommendations for gloves that don’t contain this dye that i’m allergic to.


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  6. #6 written by The Prof October 22nd, 2009 at 01:00

    i had the exact same problem. You could either have a problem with the dye or many people have a problem with the leather. Were your old grant gloves leather? The glove’s that I am using at the min that doesnt cause this to happen is hayabusa white gloves. Another good tip for this is to wash your hands with cold water straight after training as the sweat irritates the problem.

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  7. #7 written by Eric W October 23rd, 2009 at 11:21

    Yes, these are my old grant gloves:

    You are probably right with the leather (at least the leather piping at the edges of the Reyes and Grant gloves). If it were the dye, i’d have the rash on my hand etc, which isn’t the case.

    I’ll follow your tip with the cold water and have a look at the gloves you suggested.


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  8. #8 written by The Prof October 26th, 2009 at 02:41

    a good way to find this out is do you wear the same headguard? what is it made out off and do you get an irritation around the head?

    If it is the leather then you will have much more choice of what gloves to use. All you will need to do is use a pvc glove.

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  9. #9 written by Eric W November 3rd, 2009 at 14:12

    Don’t use the same headguard. Would actually borrow different headguards from trainer until i got my own stuff a few months ago.

    I will look into PVC gloves.

    I’ve been wearing these sleeves around my forearms as of recent, hasn’t really helped though.

    I did get medicine a few months ago from the Dr. It helps but the rash always comes back. I’ll let you know about the PVC gloves.


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  10. #10 written by Eric W November 3rd, 2009 at 14:15

    Can you send me links of some good PVC gloves?

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  11. #11 written by The Prof July 28th, 2011 at 05:09

    Will be with you in one hour (the lab)

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