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Century Sparring Bob Freestanding Punch Bag

Century Sparring Bob Freestanding Punch Bag

(Based on 44 customer reviews)

  • BOB is a life like mannequin made with vinyl skin.
  • For more realistic self defence training.
  • Height adjusts from 60" - 78". One year warranty.
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The Century Sparring Bob is a realistic mannequin designed for self-defence training.

It features seven height adjustments from 60" to 78", so it is ideal for punching and other strikes.

The mannequin is made of vinyl, making it more realistic than other options on the market.

Additionally, the Sparring Bob features an improved assembly method.

The mannequin comes with a one year warranty, making it a great option for those looking for a long-term training partner.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, the Sparring Bob is a great option for those looking to improve their self-defence skills.


  • BOB is covered with a vinyl "skin" and can be used with or without gloves.
  • The inner cavity is filled with high-density urethane foam.
  • The base can be filled with water or sand and weighs approximately 270lbs when filled.
  • The base is constructed of high-strength plastisol.
  • Dimensions: Mannequin: 30" x 20" x 10".
  • Base: diameter 24" Height 19.5".
  • Height adjustments from 60" - 78".
  • Price includes BOB top punching bag and a freestanding base.
  • One year limited warranty.
  • Made in the USA for a man who has everything.

Additional Information

Due to sand being heavier than water we recommend you fill the base of your sparring bob with sand to avoid any movement of the unit when in use.

Please look out for cheap copies of the BOB and BOB XL - They are manufactured with a vastly inferior material and low quality foam. They can be spotted easily as they will often not have a height adjustable base. Remember if it does not carry the Century logo then it is not an official BOB!

Item Code Available Now Price Price ex. VAT Manufacturer Part Code Ean
IT058477 6 £499.95 £416.63 101693 014215345986

Customer Reviews for Century Sparring Bob Freestanding Punch Bag

  • 5 out of 5 Century Bob

    Newitts Verified Purchase (1 Oct 2023)

    Amazing product, highly recommended!!

  • 5 out of 5 Great product

    Newitts Verified Purchase (2 Sep 2021)

    BOB remains undefeated He always wins on the judges cards, i put up a good fight but im gassing by the 5th To my credit he hasn’t knocked me out yet

  • 5 out of 5 Best Buy during lockdown

    Newitts Verified Purchase (6 Feb 2021)

    Great product, was delivery on time. I love it!!

  • 5 out of 5 Helps ypu Focus...

    Newitts Verified Purchase (27 Apr 2020)

    Excellent piece of equipment. Really helps you focus ones punches / strikes.

  • 5 out of 5 Highly recommend

    Newitts Verified Purchase (18 Apr 2020)

    Great product. Much better training tool than standard bags, allowing for improved strike accuracy due to replicating an opponent’s shape. Height adjustable feature allows to train improved technique against different sized opponents. Good next flexibility to accommodate powerful punches. Body is more solid. Can be used without gloves but would recommend using them as body quite solid. You will definitely need to fill the base with sand (6x25kg bags), occasionally soaking sand with water otherwise you will need to reposition at the start of each use. Filling with sand a bit of a struggle due to size of cap on base but definitely worth the struggle. Faultless service from newitts with quick response to product queries and quick delivery too.

  • 5 out of 5 Century Bob

    Newitts Verified Purchase (19 Oct 2019)

    More than happy with my Century Bob, great to hit without or without gloves. Bit of a swine to mount him initially but perseverance paid off, also filled him with sand so he doesn’t move about and Loctited the screws to prevent undoing. That and a stylised goatee tash to make him less intimidating. Overall, would recommend (BOB and the tash)

  • 4 out of 5 Great punch bag

    Newitts Verified Purchase (9 Aug 2019)

    Great punch bag love that it has different heights for different opponents but the screws do come out after about a week and you constantly have to screw them back in otherwise it would of been 5 stars

  • 5 out of 5 Bob

    Newitts Verified Purchase (16 Jan 2019)

    The Century Bob Product is simply Brilliant, My Son is using it everyday since Xmas and really helps with his MMA Training.

  • 4 out of 5 Century bob

    Newitts Verified Purchase (26 Dec 2018)

    Great quality product, well made. Looks like it will last. Only criticism is the fill hole. Far too small when trying to fill with anything but perfectly dry sand. Other than that, great product.

  • 4 out of 5 Punchable

    Newitts Verified Purchase (16 Nov 2018)

    Good product, fairly easy to assemble. I filled mine with water and it rocks a lot, so I would recommend filling with sand as it may be more stable. Good service from Newitts.

  • 4 out of 5 Boxing Bob

    Newitts Verified Purchase (14 Nov 2018)

    Great bit of kit , keeps you fit , takes a great deal of punishment , only problem ive found is the screws keep coming out need to get nylon screws to hold it together better , for the price its a bargain!

  • 5 out of 5 Century Bob

    Newitts Verified Purchase (13 Oct 2018)

    I found excellent for hard speed punching used mainly to the chest area to build up speed and power  . I filled the bottom with 130kg of sand as didn't want water just in case it leaked . The fill hole should have been a little larger to help in the filling as the sand has to be perfectly dry or it becomes a slow process when filling . It moves around a little with hard punching but otherwise it performs very well

  • 5 out of 5 Great standing punchbag

    Newitts Verified Purchase (13 Oct 2018)

    Bought this in my rented accommodation as I was not allowed to attach a bag to the wall. I have to say its a great product. I fill it with water so I can take it when i move house.

  • 5 out of 5 Solid product - top company

    Newitts Verified Purchase (24 May 2018)

    This is a great product. Excellent build quality and can take a hammering. Highly recommended. Rapid delivery too.

  • 5 out of 5 It's well good

    Newitts Verified Purchase (26 Apr 2018)

    Certainly takes a kicking but stands up to it and it keeps coming back for more. A bit of a task getting two and a half bags of sand into the base. But worth it. Happy with Bob.

  • 4 out of 5 Had a problem but can't fault the service

    Newitts Verified Purchase (14 Sep 2017)

    When I received bob after 5 minutes of use the screw came out the back with the threads, or bits of the threads attached to them. I contacted newitts and got parts sent out to me which came very quickly. Problems like this happen. It's the service after you get a problems that counts, and I really can't fault it. Prior to using newitts I purchased my first century bob off amazon, although amazon is so easy to use if you get a problem you need to contact the company through amazon with them saying 'the company have to respond in 2 working days'. Whereas when I had a problem with newitts within 2 working days I haf the replacement parts already. Competitive prices too.

  • 5 out of 5 Much better than a bag

    Newitts Verified Purchase (31 Jul 2017)

    Very fun. Great workout.

  • 5 out of 5 Very satisfied

    Newitts Verified Purchase (13 May 2017)

    This is a great product, and Newitts delivered next day despite me ordering one minute before the cut-off. I was worried that the face might be susceptible to damage after seeing some video reviews, but I'm satisfied that the outer material is durable enough to last years. The resistance is reasonably realistic (almost nothing's going to be perfect), and the realistic shape makes it quite different to hitting a bag. If used on carpet it will slide a little when kicked meaning pulling it back to position every few strikes, but that makes for some extra cardio so I don't mind.

  • 5 out of 5 Excellent

    Newitts Verified Purchase (3 May 2017)

    ** Very satisfied with it . Best training bag I have ever had. Now and then the 6 screws come a bit loose and I hope that will not be a problem in the long run

  • 4 out of 5 B.o.b

    Newitts Verified Purchase (30 Apr 2017)

    I purchased a century bob and found newitts to be a reliable good service would defently use again

  • 5 out of 5 Excellent Service

    Newitts Verified Purchase (13 Mar 2017)

    Excellent customer service and really pleased with the product and would certainly recommend

  • 5 out of 5 Century BOB

    Newitts Verified Purchase (27 Jan 2017)

    Excellent product and brilliant service. Ordered at 9pm Wednesday and received it on the Friday morning, and that was over the Christmas period. BOB is definitely living up to my expectations. Very happy with my purchase. Best value out there.

  • 4 out of 5 Not as soft as I thougt

    From Newitts to Stuttgart Germany in only 3 days.

    Seems to be a great training-tool. Happily the face is not as soft as I thougt. I like to punch it, feels good.

    The dummy could stand a little stronger, with every hit, it wobbles around.

  • 4 out of 5 kicking bob

    Newitts Verified Purchase (28 Jun 2016)

    Excellent buy. Cheapest one we could find. Screws on the back are a but filmsy but overall satisfied with the buy

  • 5 out of 5 century bob

    Newitts Verified Purchase (30 May 2016)

    A bit expensive for what it is but cheapest I could find online. Excellent product. Only issue is that screws need to be tightened after every workout as they can work loose but otherwise it's a great way to burn calories and dish out a good beating when you've had a bad day lol. Great service from Newitts too!

  • 5 out of 5 Great fun

    Newitts Verified Purchase (27 May 2016)

    This is a really great product, it's perfect for practising accuracy, speed and combo's, not as good as a heavy bag for practising power punches although when filled with sand it would stand up to most punches and kicks. Helps with fitness and tucks away in a corner once finished. It has lots of height adjustments so is great for accuracy at different levels.

    Cons Head is abit small Moves across the floor and turns when hit hard Torso is very solid so can put force on your forearms if hit hard   Expensive but probably is the best on the market

  • 5 out of 5 bob freestantding bag

    Newitts Verified Purchase (27 Mar 2016)

    bob arrived to my home in perfectly conditins , it is a good training bag and the price is very good for what i purchased , so i suggest others to buy it here from newitts.com because you didn0t find another place with a lower price all around the europe.

    luca from italy

  • 5 out of 5 Perfect service

    I read the reviews but I was not ready for the speed of deliver for such a large item. Glad I went with Newitts and also saved £40. The Sparring Bob is awesome. just don't try filling it with wet sand as it takes for ever!! dry sand or water. :) Enjoy

  • 5 out of 5 Quality Piece of Kit

    Newitts Verified Purchase (5 Oct 2015)

    I was bought this for Christmas 2014-2015. I use this punch bag whenever I can, often 4-5 times a week. The contact you feel when you punch is the closest thing you can get to sparring or competing. I filled mine up with water, It is heavy enough but is useful to shift around and empty easily if needed. Adding sand would make it incredible heavy, either way it is sturdy. The only negative I can think of is it can moves round in angles slightly when punching with frequency, they're must be a way to solve it but I am not creative enough. Mine is on top of a mat though so it may be due to that. The height changing is decent although the shorting it is the sturdier. Overall though, great piece of equipment for boxers or keep fitters to get endless endless amounts of enjoyment out of.


    Newitts Verified Purchase (29 May 2015)

    Delivery was great, product looked great and it was relatively easy to set up and fill. I had read the excellent reviews, and I was probably just unlucky. It was fine until - unfortunately after about three weeks (just using it a couple of times a week), the screws popped off, and one screw brought the casing out with it, so couldn't be put back. Newitts were fantastic and, with our photographic evidence, arranged for the the item to be picked up and are issuing a full refund.

  • 5 out of 5 Performs exactly as expected

    Newitts Verified Purchase (13 May 2015)

    The BOB's an excellent target, providing opportunities to practise precision striking and adjusts to a wide range of heights. If the base is filled all the way with water, it will only topple if you attack while advancing your full weight (doing a similar thing to a heavy bag would cause it to swing away from you and then past your head as you advanced). Great for training styles that rely on hitting a target hard and accurately, but not going to resist a flying side kick or a full-body charge. 1-year warranty is also readily fulfilled if there's any damage to the product while you're using it.

  • 5 out of 5 Incredible product

    Newitts Verified Purchase (24 Apr 2015)

    I love my sparring Bob! It's so much better than a punch bag. My only suggestion is fill the base with DRY sand. Water doesn't make it heavy enough and it moves and builders sand is far too moist to fill Bob in any suitable time. Dry sand just goes straight in like dream.

  • 2 out of 5 Good service from Newitts but disappointing product

    Newitts Verified Purchase (3 Mar 2015)

    Can't fault Newitts as delivery was flawless. Always wanted a Century Bob and read a hundred reviews before buying, but alas I'm disappointed. The base filling process is laborious to say the least and when you start using it you realise it wasn't worth the effort as, no matter how heavy you make the base, Bob rocks around like a weeble wobble making a hell of a noise in the process. I'm not exactly a heavyweight boxer at 12 stone (and I'm not even a boxer) so I'd imagine the problem would be even worse for a big hitter. Had I known I'd have bought a rival product for half the price instead of paying a premium for what I thought was the best of the best.

  • 5 out of 5 Solidly put together.

    Newitts Verified Purchase (25 Feb 2015)

    A little bit more expensive than some free standing sparring partners but the extra cost is well worth it. Much more robust than some other models. Two months of daily abuse now and no signs of damage or cracking of material. Highly recommended.

  • 5 out of 5 Excellent

    This is a great bit of kit. Very quick delivery by Newitts and cheapest on the net. Overall very happy.

  • 5 out of 5 Cracking piece of kit - first class delivery

    Newitts Verified Purchase (17 Dec 2014)

    Great bag, pretty realistic and more motivational for me to have a human form target. You don't need the XL for boxing type training. Easy to set up - the screws at the back (6 of them) are a bit fiddly but base a cinch to fill. Quality product.

    Best price I could find and delivery was swift, comms were great and I'd buy from here if you're in the market for one.

  • 5 out of 5 Great bit of kit - great supplier too.

    Best price on the Web for UK. Delivered swiftly. Easy to set up. Great to hit and train with. Recommended.

  • 4 out of 5 Bob

    Newitts Verified Purchase (7 Sep 2014)

    Excellent punch bag only fault with it is they could have made the hole bigger to fill it with sand !

  • 5 out of 5 excellent

    Newitts Verified Purchase (31 Jan 2014)

    really fast delivery, low price , a great kickboxing training tool would recommend for all martial arts and similar sports!

  • 5 out of 5 Good All-Round

    Newitts Verified Purchase (6 Jan 2014)

    Very good product that handles vigorous use well. Came in good time and was a very competitive price. Absolutely no complaints at all. Recommended.

  • 5 out of 5 Century Bob

    Newitts Verified Purchase (8 Nov 2013)

    I practice Escrima, Muay Thai, Wing Chun Jiu Jitsu and BJJ and bought this to train accuracy of techniques for the first 3 of these martial arts. The Bob is perfect for this giving you a real target to train on whatever areas you want from the waist up. Was easy to put together and when filled is pretty sterdy. Only thing wrong is it would be even better with arms and legs or at least a target to practice low kicks. Still well worth the money though and Newitts sell it at least £40 cheaper than anywhere else I've seen.

  • 5 out of 5 Quality shows

    Bought Bob from Newitts as was best price on web as far as I could see. Saw it at 14.30 on the Monday it had arrived by Tuesday lunch time. Upon unpacking it is simplicity itself to assemble having just three parts: Bob himself, the base and the bit Bob is fastened to by 6 bolts. Once assembled it's time to fill the base with either water or sand. I prefer sand. I bought Kiln Dried paving sand as this is very dry and simply pours in using a funnel. I used 6 bags but I think I might need more. Using sharp or builders' sand might be more problematic if it is even slightly damp. You8 need dry sand so that it pours in. Took me about an hour to fill it. Bob does move when you punch him but then I haven't met an opponent or even heavy bag that doesn't... All-in-all an expensive but excellent purchase and I shall be spending many happy hours punching, slapping and grabbing Bob! Recommended.

  • 5 out of 5 Century BOB

    Newitts Verified Purchase (10 Oct 2013)

    This is an excellent product and well worth the money. BOB moves around a lot when I punch and kick him but I like this maneuverability. If I wanted it stationary I could always fill it with sand and not water. With a good pair of gloves BOB is an excellent punching partner and I train with it several times a week. Superb buy.

  • 5 out of 5 Quality punch!!

    This is the best punch opponent bag in the world, and it arrived with me in less than 24 hours. If you like punching people this is as near as you will ever get and punch bags are no comparison at all, you can even get it to move around the floor a little when you get good.


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