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26 Jul 2018

How To Choose Your Boxing Gloves

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DECATHLON's combat sports brand offers useful suggestions for your sporting practice

Choosing boxing gloves depends on your level (novice or advanced) and should help with sweat management and be durable. Let’s dig a little deeper…

 

1. YOUR LEVEL

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If you're new to boxing and train once a week, opt for boxing gloves with good palm ventilation. Look for a breathable material such as mesh or a design with micro perforations.

If you're an advanced boxer and train two or three times a week in a club or on a punch bag, choose a pair of gloves with a thick outer such as leather or synthetic leather. Over time, your gloves will begin to wear at the impact zones, so it is key to find a durable glove that can withstand lots of action.

 

2. THE SIZE

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Boxing gloves have a specific sizing system expressed in ounces (oz).

This reflects the weight of the gloves (and therefore their level of protection) and corresponds to the boxer's weight.

The following guide can help you choose:

6oz > 50kg

8oz 51 to 63kg

10oz 64 to 74kg

12oz 75 to 90kg

14 and 16oz > 90kg

 

CHECK OUT OUR BOXING GLOVES RANGE

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KIU

Boxing Specialist

Top tip: Use boxing hand wraps (or mitts) to absorb perspiration and extend the lifespan of your gloves.

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