Boxing gloves size guide

Boxing Gloves Size Guide

6oz

Generally, 6 oz is for young athletes (juniors).
(Up to 100 lbs – 45 kg)

8oz

Typically used for fighting and competition only. Very small on adult hands so reserved for full contact tournaments and fights. Best used for women and youths. Also very regular in competitions in the stadiums of Thailand.
(Up to 100 lbs – 45 kg)

10oz

The smallest practical adult glove, a great choice for hitting pads with your coach or on the heavy bag. A 10oz glove will be appropriate for someone with smaller hands looking to hone techniques. We at Askari recommend you to train with 10oz before a competition so that you can emulate the gloves used in the fight.
(100 lbs – 150 lbs / 45 kg – 67 kg)

12oz

The 12oz is more common use for pads and light sparring. Works also excellent to use when drilling with your training partner. The best all-around training glove is an 12 oz glove if you are not sure what size to buy.
(100 lbs – 150 lbs / 45 kg – 67 kg)

14oz

Used mostly for sparring and a very good “all-rounder” glove. This size is suitable to use in free-sparring and hitting pads. They are slightly lighter than the large 16oz’s and as such don’t tire your arms as much when you’re hitting pads.
(151 lbs – 175 lbs / 68 kg – 79 kg)

16oz

Used for heavy sparring. If you hit hard, have big hands or weighs over 80 kg, these gloves are essential in protecting your partner’s safety. They are bigger and safer because they have a wider area with more padding. You should definitely use these gloves when you are sparring, but they will also work great for pads.
(Over 175 lbs / 80 kg)

Important: This information and advice is indicative only. We suggest to consult with your trainer who will be able to choose the most appropriate model for you.

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 Boxing Glove Information

Boxing gloves are cushioned gloves that fighters wear on their hands during boxing matches and practices. Unlike the ancient cestus which were designed as a weapon,modern boxing gloves are designed to protect the fighter’s hand during a bout, though competitions, sparring and other forms of training have their own specialized gloves. Modern boxing gloves reduce superficial facial injuries; however, as modern boxing gloves give their user the ability to throw stronger punches to head without damaging the hands, they also increase the risk of brain damage for participants.

Boxing gloves usually come with either lace-ups or velcro. In velcro gloves, the velcro acts as a second handwrap that adds more stability to the wrist. Lace-up gloves provide a more snug and secure fit, but unlike velcro gloves, require assistance from another person to lace, and are usually wrapped with tape before the match. Lace-up gloves can be converted to velcro gloves using a hook and loop converter.

Three types of padding commonly used in boxing gloves are horsehair padding, foam padding or a mix of both. Foam padding gloves use latex and PVC foam with shock absorber. Horsehair gloves last longer than foam padding gloves and are environmentally friendly, but are less protective.

In amateur boxing matches, glove color is restricted to red or blue, often with a white “scoring area” at the knuckles to help judges see and record points from a proper punch.

Boxing gloves are worn over hand wraps, which help stabilize the fist area against injuries such as the eponymous boxer’s fracture of the fifth metacarpal. The hand wrap is usually made from cotton and is available in 3.5m or 4.2m.

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