A pair of vintage MacGregor 9oz AAU specification boxing gloves, which belonged to Bruce Lee.
Bruce Lee was the first Chinese Gung Fu Master to practice real-world sparing using western boxing-gloves and headguards. Bruce greatly admired elite boxers, such as Muhammed Ali, Jack Dempsey, Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis and Rocky Marciano. He would often spend hours at a time watching and analyzing classic title matches to absorb their execution of footwork and timing, which he would then incorporate into his own individual expression of the martial arts.
Bruce used these boxing gloves in sparring sessions with senior students Taky Kimura, James Lee and Dan Inosanto, as well as in teaching sessions with celebrity students Steve McQueen and James Coburn.
These vintage 1960s ‘Golden Gloves’ editioned boxing gloves remain in good used condition, and the original laces are present and intact. Kudos also owns the companion set of gloves, which were used by Bruce’s opponents in the sparring matches and are in comparable condition.