I actually use this shirt for hockey, as the forearm pads are great for covering the area between my elbow pads and gloves. Or if i'm playing a pick up game with no gear, at least I have this shirt to give me some protection. The shirt fits great underneath all my gear, and dries quickly. I'm kinda upset with my boxing coach, he won't let me spar in it. As he says you need to feel what it's like to get hit in the chest. But he thinks the forearm pads are a great idea.