Originally Posted by andrew04
I have just started boxing so was wondering which gloves to buy as a beginner. I have some 10 oz gloves but they seem to be too big and do not fit very well which I am worried could damage my hands. I do wear wraps aswell. I have done some research on the interenet but have got lots of different results. Some people say 16 oz, some say 12 oz etc.
In terms of brands Title seem to be recommended a lot. Looking on their website there are heavy bag gloves, training gloves, aerobic gloves, title boxing gloves etc which confuses me more.
I will be mainly using them for bag and pad work at the classes I go to. I will not be sparring.
I have recently ordered some 16 oz gloves on the interenet but I am sending them back as they are really big. There doesn't seem to be any shops where I can go and try on gloves near me so the internet is my only option really.
Thanks for your help
Hi Andrew, welcome to BF.com
First off, take a read through this article I wrote up a while back. This will give you some insight on what you should be looking for. http://www.boxingforum.com/training-...ight-kind.html
That said, as a beginner who will be using the gloves for bag and pad work you will want a good "bag glove". They offer better hand protection and durability for hitting the heavy bag and uppercut bag. A "training" or "sparring" glove is not what you want as the padding is designed more for sparring use and will break down much quicker.
I would highly recommend one of these:
1. Ringside IMF Tech bag glove
2. Title GEL world bag glove
3. Grant Campeon super bag glove
Ive also liked the Ringside super heavy bag glove. As far as weight goes, you're looking at anything between 12 ounces and 16 ounces although I would try to stay in the 12-14 ounce range. Check out our equipment review section as well for reviews on all of these gloves.