Boxing Gloves are generally divided into several catagories: Sparring gloves, Pro contest gloves & amateur contest gloves (see seperate catagory). Many people also use a small boxing glove for bag & pad work, providing extra protection.
Boxing gloves are used in Boxing, Kickboxing & Thai Boxing.
There are so many different options it is often difficult to know which glove is the right one for you. Our experts are here to talk you through the process on 'Live Chat', email or via telephone. So please take advantage of this and ask as many questions as you need to!
Please also refer to our BUYERS GUIDELINES below to help you with your choice.
Usually 14oz - 16oz. There are 18oz - 20oz for bigger guys and 10oz - 12oz for smaller people and juniors.
They are available in Velcro or lace up wrist fastening, velcro being the most popular for ease of removal during the different aspects of a training session.
Each brand has an individual cut and feel. It is important to get the right one for you!
Try to stick with a specialist brand, even if it is not a well known one. Many 'Sports' brands now produce a glove to meet a pricepoint. These have a limited lifespan and are not designed for regular long term use.
Most good gloves are made from cow-hide leather either wholly or in part. This helps with fit, comfort, safety & durability. They are designed to provide protection for both the users hands and the sparring partner.
There are two generally recognised styles ) although each brand will have an individual feel and fit). Hammer head - which offers a flatter striking surface, and Safe-Spar, which is more rounded and offers an even greater degree of protection.
For bag and pad work use 10oz - 12oz
Pro Contest Gloves:
For all styles a pro competition glove is either 8oz or 10oz. Usually lace up wrist fastening. Each description will identify the glove that is suitable for this purpose
Amateur Contest Gloves:
These can be found under the heading 'AIBA Approved'. These are 10oz gloves that have an AIBA (Amateur International Boxing Association) approved stamp attached to them. Along with the AIBA headguard these are the only items permitted for use in amateur boxing competition.
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