How to Wrap Your Hands for Boxing

Before a punch can be thrown in training, your hands must be wrapped properly.

This is an essential aspect of boxing training. Wrapping your hands correctly provides protection and allows punches to be thrown with full force without any risk of injury; whether it’s on pads, bags or in sparring.

If not carried out as it should be, there’s a chance of hurting the wrist, hand or knuckles. Having a solidly wrapped hand gives the confidence to freely throw shots throughout any session, allowing you to focus on your training goals.

But this all starts with a basic hand wrap. Here’s how to wrap your hands for boxing with the right equipment.

Step 1

Unroll your hand wrap and attach to your BOXRAW Knuckle Guard


Step 2

Place the hand wrap loop around your thumb and guard over your knuckles

Step 3

Wrap around your wrist 3-5 times depending on hand wrap length

Step 4

Go up and around your knuckles with your wrap

Step 5

Bring your wraps back down and secure your thumb too

Step 6

Finish wrapping around your wrist and fasten to complete process

Step 7

Start punching!

Always make sure your hand wraps are nicely secure but not so tight that you feel pain when making a fist.

Hand wrapping and maintaining protection is one of the foundations of boxing, your hands are your main assets. So protect the tools which matter most by hand wrapping effectively.