How heavy are boxing gloves?

How Heavy Are The Right Boxing Gloves?

Good question. Boxing gloves are made in a variety of different sizes and from many different companies!


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How Heavy Are Boxing Gloves For The Gym Or Training?

Depending on if the gloves are for kids or adults, boxing gloves will range from 4 oz (ounces) size to mostly 16 oz in weight... But there's boxing gloves as big as 18 oz and 20 oz.

16 Ounces is the correct answer for what you want to use in the gym.

When hitting the bag or participating in any sort of sparring or live drill, the 16 ounce boxing glove is what gyms and coaches usually require. View 16 ounce boxing gloves

How heavy are boxing gloves for Professional Boxing?

In boxing competitions, for either amateur or Professional level, boxers wear a different size depending on what weight they compete at. In the Pro's 147 lbs and under is 8 oz. 154 lbs is the 10 oz size for competition. Boxing gloves for amateur competitions like the Golden Gloves, Police Activities League events, and other City League events boxers use the 10 or 12 oz gloves depending if you fighting over or under this 152 lb weight limit. 10 oz boxing gloves for smaller than 152 lbs. 12 oz for larger than 152 pounds. Age carries no criteria in how heavy the boxing gloves are.

What is Sparring?

Sparring is pretty much when you “THROW DOWN" at the gym... (LOL) Sparring is termed as a simulation fight with a classmate or some sort of live action drill to test moves to appear like a real fight. 


Why is 16 ounce the standard for heavy boxing gloves are?

16 oz gloves have been the standard size boxing glove since the dangers of the sport has been recognized, we suppose.

Boxing gloves were first invented by an English, men's self defense instructor named Jack Broughton in 1743, his gloves were made with lamb wool or horse hair, but we don't know how heavy the boxing gloves were. (horse hair is still used today in some competition boxing gloves) Even though boxing gloves were technically invented in 1743, boxers chose to fight bare fisted until gloves became an official boxing rule under the Marquess of Queensbury rules in 1867. 

So Why King of Sparring?

The King of Sparring boxing gloves just feel better than everything on the market.

We want them to last forever! And for you to pass them to another young fighter.

Other Companies well.....


Best Protection On The Market

A very innovative plastic piece we designed as the grip bar is very similar to the best gloves used in world championship fights.

Added protection to the knuckles and underneath the thumb.

Strap and Lace up, with cushion packed sleeves.

This is what separates us from every brand on the market.

What's great about the King of Sparring Gloves, they have a very Pro level and competition like feel.

After wearing King of Sparring gloves to train in, any fight will feel you've been there before.

How much are boxing gloves?

The Highest Quality Gear On The Market

Only high end boxing gloves bear the extra cost protecting your hands, but we feel it is necessary for the best feeling and will lead to the best performance guaranteed.

How heavy is the cost boxing gloves? We aren't sure why other boxing gloves priced like ours don't use these beneficial features, but it all adds up to help protect your hands when punching. 

Also, the King of Sparring Gloves are handmade, manufactured with the best cowhide leather and latex mold foam material available and our extra flat punching surface from the gloves naturally closed fist around the plastic grip bar, so you just can't miss!

That's good for working out, bag work, or sparring!

A Pure Training Glove.

The Best All Purpose Glove.

Every punch feels good, you’ll realize your power, then start really focusing on being a sharper fighter. The flat surface on the back of the hand provides a better shell defense.

The Lace Up and Strap Design is underutilized in today's market

Either you have a strap or a lace up pair, but never are both combined to create a better product like what we did at King of Sparring.

The Ability To Have A Tighter Fit Is KEY

how heavy are boxing gloves

The design to add the laces shrinks the size of the wrist compared to the strap design. We did this is for maximum wrist support for the hardest punchers and fastest punchers! P.S. This feature also does not affect how heavy The King of Sparring boxing gloves are.

These are the best boxing gloves we can make!

We will only make the best products we can, so there's never any confusion on what product is better than the next, only what color is best for you.

Some of the best gloves we have seen and used for competition have the same plastic piece as the King of Sparring gloves.

How Heavy Are The Boxing Gloves The Pro's Use?

A lot of competitive Professional boxers will use their competition gloves to workout on the bag and hit mitts. A good strategy for them, because that authentic feel is what will help you win fights and boxing is dangerous.

What size boxing gloves should I get? I wrote an article

16 oz boxing gloves are are just more versatile and known to be more durable as well.

We just feel it’s honest to say anything less than 16 oz has no practical use outside of being a Pro fighter.

For preparing for competition, I understand wanting to get a feel for the lighter gloves, but for some that just go to the gym to hit the bag or train...

The King of Sparring's Are The Best Gloves For You.

The King of Sparring gloves have the thickest knuckle pad and grip bar that you don’t see in gloves on the market.

The grip bar provides support to feel like a really good competitors glove. In terms of practical use outside of competition like just training, I’d say the gloves shape are also perfect for developing punching and blocking technique.

This plastic grip bar can change your whole mentality when striking. Your fundamental punch placement with power and speed.

The flat knuckle and flat back of the glove make it the best boxing glove for pure boxing or just getting back in shape. 

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