What do the ounces on boxing gloves mean? 16 oz..?
I want to buy a pair; This is my first time actually getting into boxing. I'm 6 foot, 180 pounds. Do I get 20 ounce? 18 ounce? 16 ounce?
And, if possible...do you know any good websites for cheap, quality gloves? Thanks!
Oz is the weight of the glove. Different weights are for different uses. The heavier the gloves the harder and more tiring it is to throw punches, however when you're sparring when you have these huge 20 oz gloves when you're in a real bout with 10 oz its rediculous how much more space you have to cover.
What do you want the gloves for? Are you joining a gym? Here i'll copy this from a boxing website:
OK, sparring, depending on what you are attempting to do, there are a range of gloves you can use...
8-10 oz... this is used for technical sparring where speed and precision is the key. The lighter gloves ensure you can throw faster punches and throw many more punches without the worry of tiring. Good for timing and accuracy, therefore used for offensive fighting.
12-16 oz... these sized gloves are used for hard workouts, where both fighters are required to fight pretty intensely... The idea is to strengthen you defense and give you a fairly limited options in punching as you are slower you have to pick your shots making you far less vulnerable to punches, good for defensive fighters and is used for strength and endurance.
18 oz +... these are worn when both fighters need to be challenged both mentally and physically, the size and weight of these gloves makes it very difficult to work hard for long, so therefore these gloves are usually used for big hitters, to produce great strength, and great muscular endurance.
The hardest exercise a boxer can execute, whilst strength and endurance are important in having a challenging and effective workout, the boxers hands must be protected also...
For heavy bags it is suggested that you use 14 oz+ gloves, (handwraps are a must so you dont snap your wrists) this is because the force of a punch on a heavy bag needs adequate protection so that your hands do not get cut or injured... Some people say that you should use the heaviest gloves you can find but i believe this is rather unnecessary as you cant punch anywhere near as hard as you can with a 14 oz glove. 14 oz gloves offer protection at a fairly high level which is why you should not go below that weight (unless your doing light, quick punching drills, in whcih case you can use lighter gloves). Glove size is important as the heavier you go the better protected you will be, but you get tired much more quickly.
they are the weight of the glove.
It's the weight of the padding in the gloves. 20 oz= lots of padding 12 oz=lots of fist on face.
There's two types of gloves that you need: most definitely you need 12 oz. gloves for heavy bag and focus mitts. If you plan on sparring, you need 16 oz or 18 oz gloves, preferably, Cleto Reyes gloves. They're a little pricey, but they're definitely worth the money.
Note: You can't use 12 oz. for sparring.
Ringside.com has good quality gloves and right now they're actually having a year end clearance thing.
if your just starting out buy the 16 ounce gloves and some head gear go to Rawlings or Everlast .com for the gear
the oz on boxing gloves is the weight of the glove. this is decided on during meetings between the fighters managers. they also might decide what brand and style of glove to wear also. for example the might decide to wear gloves with an attached thumb to prohibit a boxer from shoving their thumb in the other boxer's eye. and some glove types are firmer than others.
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