In the boxing ring you will, at some point or another, be struck in the head and for this reason you must always wear a head guard to protect yourself from shock and injury.…
In amateur competition fights and during routine sparring sessions there isn’t any need to put yourself at risk of injury by not wearing a protective head guard.
Sparring is fun and helps training, but with headshots being allowed it is also very important to protect yourself.
Sparring is excellent for developing skills and for practicing defense and it definitely gives you a good idea of how it feels when being struck to the head or face area, and this helps develop resilience.
It’s always best to include head shots in sparring so long as you are well protected with one of the best rated boxing head guards.