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Whether you’re taking up boxing as a hobby, intend to go pro or are boxing just for health and fitness, having the correct type and sized boxing glove is important.
This post will cover everything you need to know about choosing the right boxing glove size for your individual needs.
To find the right boxing glove size for your hand, 3 things need to be considered: what the glove will be used for, what weight the glove needs to be and what size to choose.
What Type of Boxing Glove do I need?
First, we need to determine what you will be using the gloves for. Boxing Gloves fall into two broad categories: Bag Mitts/Gloves and Boxing Gloves. So, what’s the difference?
These are suitable for punching bag and boxing pad. Usually, these gloves are thinner and less padded as to allow for close contact with the boxing pad or bag. I recommend these for bag work only.
These are best for all purpose use, like bag work, pad work, sparring and matches. You can easily recognise these gloves as they are much more padded to absorb shock and they will usually come with a thick Velcro strap around the wrists and always sizes by weight in oz.
What Boxing Glove Weight is Right For Me?
12oz, 14 oz, 16oz, what does it all mean? Basically, the weight of the glove depends on two things, your weight and what the glove will be used for. Bag Mitt/Gloves for bag work only and are usually lighter, gloves are for general purpose use like bag work, pad work and sparring as they provide better protection. Keep in mind, the heavier the glove, the heavier the workout!
Use this guide below to find the best Boxing Glove Size for you:
How do I choose the Right Boxing Glove Size?
Like above, we have a chart you can use to determine what size glove you need. Take a look here to find what boozing glove size range you fall into:
How to Measure Your Hand Circumference
So, there you have it. Your Ultimate Guide to Choosing the right boxing glove size for your hand.
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