are two types of gloves that boxers and fitness boxers
use-boxing gloves and bag gloves.
Boxing gloves are typically used for sparring. However,
many people choose to wear boxing gloves to add additional
weight to their aerobic or kickboxing workout programs. Boxing
gloves range from 10-20 oz, and the weight of the glove will
determine the intensity of your workout.
For professional and amateur bouts, boxers tend to use 10
oz gloves. However, they prefer to train with heavier gloves
to increase arm strength.
Boxing gloves may be constructed of many different
materials. The outer cover may be made of top-grain leather
(the highest quality) or similar synthetic leather materials
(generally less expensive). Most gloves are lined with cotton
material and hand stuffed with shock-absorbing foam and/or
Most boxing gloves have a thumb-lock feature that prevents
accidental gouging of an opponent's eye. Boxing gloves have
varying wrist closures. They may be laced, laceless with
elastic and/or Velcro or any combination of these. For
workouts, athletes prefer the elastic and Velcro gloves, which
allow them to easily take the gloves on and off.
Boxing gloves are available in youth sizes also.