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Boxing Gloves By Weight: All About The Different Glove Sizes

Over time, the glove weights became the standard for sizing. Eventually, the boxing governing bodies codified specific weights for different levels of competition. 

Today, the boxing world still sizes many types of gloves based on their weight. This is despite the fact that most modern gloves are made with foam rather than horsehair. 

What Size Glove Do You Need?

As we’ve discussed before, deciding on a glove size depends largely on your intended use: competition, sparring, or bag/mitt work. You can even find the best Punching bag gloves at (Which is also called ‘ Boxsackhandschuhe unter ’ in German).

Competition Gloves

The choice on competition glove sizing has already been made for you. If you fight at the amateur level in the Boxing has specified the size of glove that shall be used at each weight class.

All fighters in Elite competitions use 10 oz gloves for the Light Flyweight to Light Welterweight fights. Welterweight to Super Heavyweight competitions shall use 12 oz gloves. 

The Master’s division uses a size of 16 oz for all competitions. All other classes are to use 10 oz. glove. In professional fights, all competitors up to welterweight will use an 8 oz glove. Everyone in a higher weight class should use the 10 oz glove. 

Bag/Sparring Gloves

For both bag gloves and sparring gloves, you will have greater control over what size you want to wear. Bag gloves are usually sized in small/medium/large sizes. Sparring gloves, on the other hand, use the same weight convention to determine size. 

This may seem confusing, but it’s not. In both cases, simply measure the circumference of your hand just below the knuckles to determine the size you need.