THE STORY OF THE FOUNDER OF KILLA
After one hard sparring session on a cold winter night little did I know that Would get a rude awakening against a hard punching undefeated pro boxer by the name of con , every sparring session was tough but this one seemed tougher , it seemed I was always a split second too slow for the counter punch tonight while he was right on the money countering my jab with right hands at will , i was getting hit with bell ringers the whole last round in our 6 round sparring session.
After the sparring i sat down thinking about just going home to rest and recover , when I was about to leave he reached into his bag and tossed me a pair of gloves , he said he just bought them online from a Japanese website and he didn’t like them and he wanted me to take them , I refused , I said “no way ! “ they are brand new gloves , he said no take them , I still refused as I hated taking any free gifts from anyone as it wasn’t in my nature , my mentallity was that I wanted to earn and buy my own but he insisted again and again until I finally accepted , I was hesitant as I been using the same pair of gloves for the last 10 years.
I got home that night and put my hand in the glove , the fit was amazing , I started using them in the gym for training and sparring , I realised that these 14oz lace up leather gloves had the most amazing piece of foam and leather i have worn in my life .
I started doing a little research on the boxing gloves online straight after I purchased them , I was mystified when I found out the gloves were worth $400 US dollars each , After I realised how much the gloves were worth and how I actually got them I couldn’t sleep that night. , I spent the whole week researching how the glove were made as I was in disbelief that a Piece of foam and a piece of leather wrapped around each other was actually worth $400! At that point my obsession began! my quest was to not only make gloves that were better than the Japanese brand but also provide them at a lower cost to the fighters as only 2% off fighters make money from boxing , the rest do it because of a passion so i wanted my passion to be boxing and the fighters who risk it all to achieve greatness in a sport that leaves no margin for error.
From 2008 - 2012 I sampled hundreds of designs and materials to make a boxing glove that dared to be great . Spending over 200 hundred thousand dollars and using my day job income to finance this crazy overnight obsession.
Speaking to hundreds of manufactures /designers/suppliers daily on Skype became a norm as I would not stop until we found the right glove that could fulfill our quest.
I used my basement to cut open brand new $400 pairs of gloves which I purchased brand new on eBay to measure foam density and weight , I checked inner materials used to make boxing gloves , i didn’t know how deep this quest was to take me but I had full time job but this was a full time obsession on its own but the obsession became a passion when I realised our first ever boxing glove prototype in 2013 after countless hours researching I thought that was it , I was going to create something that was going to help fighters and give them the best comfortable gloves at an affordable low cost price.
From 2013-2018 we sampled and tested so many more gloves focusing on comfort and style . Today we now have our new style elite gloves which is by far the best glove we have made so far , not only is it the comfortable and most significantly better gripped glove we have produced yet but it also shows how far we have come through hardwork and passion for boxing we believe this passion has led us to make the most comfortable and authentic boxing glove on the planet.