How much do boxing gloves weigh?


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One of the few things used to train boxing are the gloves, but there is a question what is the weight of the gloves box. There are different models and weights, but here we clarify how much they should weigh for a professional fight.

In general, boxing gloves are used with the aim of softening the impact during training and a fight. Gloves are often combined with a bandage to care for the hands or prevent injuries.

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The weight of boxing gloves:

Modern boxing gloves are intended to reduce wounds or injuries to the opponent’s face. They have even been shown to reduce the force of punches thrown by the boxer by up to 70%.

You should know that there are three types of gloves:

  1. Speed ​​gloves: are made of soft vinyl, designed to protect the athlete’s hand from scrapes and bruises when handling the speed bag
  2. Punching bag gloves: they have padding to protect the hand against the impact of the bag, they are the best for those who do not usually do sparring
  3. Sparring gloves: can be 14 to 20 ounces, while the aforementioned range from 8 to 10 ounces

In a professional fight the boxers From minimum weights to welterweight they typically wear 8-ounce gloves and 10-ounce gloves from super welter to full.

In the conversion, 8 ounces equals 226 grams and 10 ounces equals 283 grams. The recommendation is that if you are just starting to box, use gloves with which you feel comfortable, do not spend on ones so expensive that they may not last you long.

Think of a pair of gloves boxing bag, those usually protect the hands from impact. Before using the gloves, the hands wear a special bandage, after putting on the gloves, they are adjusted with tape so they do not move during combat.

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