BOXING GLOVES SIZE GUIDE
|OZ (OUNCE)||BOXER WEIGHT||FITS FOR|
|6 OZ Boxing Gloves||Up to 45 kg / Up to 100 lbs||Young Athletes (Juniors)|
|8 OZ Boxing Gloves||Up to 50 kg / Up to 110 lbs||Fighting and Competition only|
|10 OZ Boxing Gloves||45 kg and above / 100 lbs and above||Pads, Bag-work, and Competition|
|12 OZ Boxing Gloves||45 kg and above / 100 lbs and above||Pads and Bag-work|
|14 OZ Boxing Gloves||68 kg – 79 kg / 151 lbs – 175 lbs||All-round Glove and Sparring|
|16 OZ Boxing Gloves||Over 80 kg / Over 175 lbs||Heavy Sparring|
What size of Boxing Gloves should I choose?
10 oz, 12 oz, 14 oz or 16 oz boxing gloves?
We are here to help you to choose the correct OZ for your boxing gloves. Regardless of if you are searching for an all-around boxing glove or specific sparring gloves, we help you find the correct size to choose when buying boxing gloves.
6 OZ Boxing Gloves
Generally, 6 oz boxing gloves are for young athletes (juniors). (Up to 100 lbs – 45 kg)
8 OZ Boxing Gloves
8 oz boxing gloves are 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 110 lbs – 50 kg)
10 OZ Boxing Gloves
The smallest practical adult glove, a great choice for hitting pads with your coach or on a heavy bag. 10 oz boxing gloves will be appropriate for someone with smaller hands looking to hone techniques. We at Askari recommend you 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)
12 OZ Boxing Gloves
The 12 oz boxing gloves are 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 a 12 oz glove if you are not sure what size to buy. (100 lbs. – 150 lbs / 45 kg – 67 kg)
14 OZ Boxing Gloves
14 oz boxing gloves are used mostly for sparring and are 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 16 oz and as such don’t tire your arms as much when you’re hitting pads. (151 lbs – 175 lbs / 68 kg – 79 kg)
16 OZ Boxing Gloves
16 oz boxing gloves are used for heavy sparring. If you hit hard, have big hands, or weigh 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 are indicative only. We suggest consulting with your trainer who will be able to choose the most appropriate model for you.
Boxing Gloves 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 the 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 a 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.
We offer a High-quality bag glove for all fighters that take their bag training seriously. The gloves are made of Genuine Cow Leather and will give you a long-lasting glove that you can use very frequently. They come in a thumb-free model and are very lightweight with good padding and security for the hand.
Boxing Handwraps Size Guide
Boxing gloves are worn over handwraps, 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 3.5 meters or 4.2 meters. We offer stylish hand wraps in all different colors. They come in a stretch-feeling material and are very popular among fighters.
MMA GLOVES SIZE GUIDE AND INFORMATION
The Importance of Choosing the Right MMA Gloves for Your Performance and Safety
As an aspiring MMA athlete, you understand the significance of having the perfect gloves to support your training and prevent injury. To ensure optimal results and safety, it's essential to have different gloves for different training areas, matching each pair with your specific activities.
A Brief Look at the History of MMA Gloves
The use of small, open-fingered gloves in MMA began in Japan's Shooto promotion and later became a standard in the UFC as the sport evolved and regulated. Gloves were introduced to protect fighters' fists from injury and to minimize cuts, leading to a safer and more exciting sport for fans.
Different Types of MMA Gloves and Their Uses
Competition Gloves - Professional MMA fighters wear 4-ounce gloves, while amateur fighters may use a slightly heavier 6-ounce glove for extra protection. The UFC allows gloves between 4-6 ounces and heavier gloves for larger sizes.
Sparring Gloves - Typically, MMA sparring gloves weigh 7 ounces and are designed to protect the knuckles during sparring and bag work.
Grappling Gloves - Also known as hybrid or training gloves, these gloves are primarily used for grappling and clinch work. They have less padding than competition or sparring gloves, allowing for more mobility in the fingers.
The Effect of Gloves on Safety and Injuries in MMA
The impact of gloves on injuries in MMA is a controversial topic, often compared to boxing. While padded gloves protect the fists, they do not prevent brain injuries unless they become too large to use effectively. Gloves protect the fists and allow stronger punches, but it is the overall acceleration to the head that causes injury, not the impact of the gloves.
In conclusion, the best MMA gloves provide protection for the hands, fingers, and wrists, while allowing for mobility and freedom of movement. Comfort and durability are key to avoiding injury while training.
HEAVY BAG / BOXING BAG / PUNCHING BAG
All You Need To Know About The Heavy Bag / Punching Bag
Heavy bag Training
The heavy bag is a tried-and-true piece of equipment that has helped many professionals. In addition, the kind of workout you can get from it is amazing. The heavy bag is a stuffed bag made of leather or vinyl, which weighs between 40 and 100 pounds, and is used primarily among boxers for building punching power and improving boxing technique.
Hitting the heavy bag is physically demanding and a true test of strength and stamina. For a relatively simple piece of equipment, it delivers many amazing benefits. Whether it be a full-body workout, sharpened self-defense skills, or a defined, muscular body, the heavy bag is a valuable addition to any home or commercial gym setting.
A boxer normally hits the bag from the front with his or her fists, but it is also possible to use fists and elbows, kicks, and knees to hit the bag from all around it, including the front, back, and sides. In this method, the user may perform many diverse punching combinations that create improvised rhythmic accents.
Types of heavy bags
There are different types of punching bags, with different names based on their size, use, and mounting method. Almost all punching bags are covered with either leather or synthetic materials such as vinyl which resist abrasion and mildew. Canvas can also be used as a bag material where there is lower use and humidity.