LEATHER HEAD and Horween Leather teamed up with Context Co-Owner Ryan Huber
to produce the Melzer’s Boxing Club Chromexcel Medicine Ball. The 12lb 5oz 1950’s
throwback medicine ball is styled after the leather ball used by Huber’s grandfather,
Melzer Rhey, for over 50 years as a Golden Gloves Boxing coach. Each ball is cut, sewn,
laced, and stuffed by Paul Cunningham of LEATHER HEAD. Medicine balls have been
used in the conditioning drills of novice boxers and champion pugilists alike for decades.
Unlike contemporary synthetic equipment, Melzer’s ball is stuffed with natural fibers
and boasts a durable Horween Chromexcel leather shell. We encourage you to put this
ball to use, or, as Melzer would say: “Give ‘em hell!”
Hand Made in the USA
Horween Brown Chromexcel Leather
Approximate weight: 12 lb
11.5 inch diameter
Great for Building Core Strength
Malleable Leather Scraps and Kapok Stuffing
Chromexcle requires no maintenance and will gain a beautiful patina with consistent use
Heritage Boxing Design
Due to the weight of this item, additional shipping fees are required for international and expedited shipping. It is excluded from all shipping promotions.
Available for Immediate Delivery
Context Expert Tip: “When I was five, Grandpa Melzer taught me the importance of a firm handshake.
Next he taught me how to form a proper fist, then to throw a straight left jab,
and soon I was hooked on the sweet science. Back in the 1950’s, one of his
co-trainers skipped town with his most prized possession - his medicine ball.
Melzer swore he would “poleaxe” the guy if he ever caught him. This Medicine
Ball is dedicated to Melzer, and is intended for those who live their lives with
the dedication and passion of a champion.” -Ryan Huber