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when Iam watching boxing I have always wondered thy the gloves are 12 oz big. I mean this is huge(it still hurts though). In mma there are only 4 oz big. In k1 they are also 12 oz. I dont want to say mma is better or boxing, but one main reason why I watch mma is the glove size. Iam doing karate with 4 oz gloves, so this will be a factor too. But I think its just so much more fun to watch a fight with small gloves then with big gloves. Watching a fight with 2 big chunks just doenst do it for me. Why are the gloves 12 oz big, was it always taht way? Do you think it would be better with 4 oz gloves, and how much would this change affect the game?
 

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Hi,

when Iam watching boxing I have always wondered thy the gloves are 12 oz big. I mean this is huge(it still hurts though). In mma there are only 4 oz big. In k1 they are also 12 oz. I dont want to say mma is better or boxing, but one main reason why I watch mma is the glove size. Iam doing karate with 4 oz gloves, so this will be a factor too. But I think its just so much more fun to watch a fight with small gloves then with big gloves. Watching a fight with 2 big chunks just doenst do it for me. Why are the gloves 12 oz big, was it always taht way? Do you think it would be better with 4 oz gloves, and how much would this change affect the game?
1) Depending on weight division, pro boxers use either 10 oz or 8 oz gloves.

2) The size of the glove affects fighting styles, length of fights, and pace of fights. More cushioning make for a better fight because fighters have much less of a problem letting their hands go. In a MMA fight you've never seen 1675 punches thrown by one fighter in your life, and you never will, in boxing it has been done. You get to see fighters take heavy punches and keep coming. In MMA, a really good punch lands and that's pretty much it. Fight is over.
 

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less padding is also more babaric in my opinion. Boxing is considered an artform in many regards, all that goes out the window with less padding. Several attempts have been made to ban boxing, so the more safety precautions the better.
I agree 100%. I doubt you'll find any real boxing fans that would even want 4 oz gloves.
 

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when Iam watching boxing I have always wondered thy the gloves are 12 oz big. I mean this is huge(it still hurts though). In mma there are only 4 oz big. In k1 they are also 12 oz. I dont want to say mma is better or boxing, but one main reason why I watch mma is the glove size. Iam doing karate with 4 oz gloves, so this will be a factor too. But I think its just so much more fun to watch a fight with small gloves then with big gloves. Watching a fight with 2 big chunks just doenst do it for me. Why are the gloves 12 oz big, was it always taht way? Do you think it would be better with 4 oz gloves, and how much would this change affect the game?
In my opinion oz gloves are better.
 

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WHAT SIZE BOXING GLOVES FOR MEN?
When choosing boxing gloves for men, the glove size depends on both the style and purpose of use. If you choose a pair of training gloves, heavier gloves ranging from 14oz to 20oz are recommended.

For sparring gloves, however, lighter gloves from 10oz to 16oz is better suited.
While selecting the right size glove is important so that you have adequate protection and support when exchanging punches with your opponent, it is also important that the glove provides a comfortable fit allowing your hands to move freely when needed.

Ultimately, this decision requires individual preference as what fits one person correctly may not be suitable for another.
 

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The size of boxing gloves is an important factor in the sport, and it has been standardized over the years. The 12 oz glove is the most commonly used size for professional boxing matches, although some fights may use different sizes depending on the weight class of the boxers. The main reason for using larger gloves in boxing is to protect the fighters from serious injury, especially brain damage. Boxing is a high-impact sport that involves powerful punches to the head and body, and larger gloves can help to absorb some of the force of these blows.
In contrast, MMA gloves are smaller and lighter, weighing around 4 oz. The smaller gloves are used to allow the fighters to grapple and use their hands more freely, as well as to generate more power in their strikes. MMA fighters wear less protective gear overall, as they are not allowed to strike with as much force as boxers, and the sport involves more grappling and ground fighting.

What you say about weight lifting gloves?
 
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