In the world of boxing, the choice of gloves is as crucial as the mastery of fighting techniques. This comprehensive guide is designed to take you step-by-step through the selection of your boxing gloves, ensuring safety, comfort and performance.

Importance of weight and type of practice

The boxing glove selection process begins with an understanding of the importance of the wearer’s weight and type of practice. Contrary to popular belief, glove size is not defined by the size of the hands, but by the weight of the boxer, which directly influences the density of padding required for adequate protection. Glove sizes vary for a number of reasons.

For young boxers, age determines size. So, you’ll need to follow the following criteria:

  • 4 to 6 years (4 OZ)
  • 6 to 8 years (6 OZ)
  • 8 to 10 years (8 OZ)

For adults, on the other hand, the weight of the person will guide the choice:

  • under 143 lb (8 OZ)
  • under 165 lb (10 OZ)
  • under 198 lb (12 OZ)
  • over 198 lb (14 OZ)

These guidelines ensure that the boxer, whatever his age or weight, has gloves offering optimum protection while enabling him to box in the best possible conditions.

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The question of materials for your boxing gloves

The selection of the material from which boxing gloves are made is a fundamental element which significantly influences their durability, comfort in use and overall performance in the ring. This strategic choice is crucial for every boxer, whether amateur or professional, as it directly impacts training efficiency and the protection offered.


Imitation leather is an economical and practical choice for boxing beginners. Lightweight and easy to care for, it’s suitable for occasional use, but won’t last long!

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  • EFFECTIVE IMPACT DISPERSION – Are your training gloves affecting your accuracy? The RDX gloves dissipate the force of impact across the specially made, pre-curved anatomical structure of the sparring gloves due to the presence of Quadro Dome 3 padding, which uses EVA foam and SpongeX sheet. This results in a comfortable training experience for the users of the RDX heavy boxing gloves.
  • PATENT PENDING LOMA TECH DESIGN – Do you face trouble forming the perfect fist, while using boxing gloves ? RDX gloves feature a PATENT PENDING single seamless LOMA Tech design used in the palm area and thumb of the boxing gloves. This helps create an improved alignment between the fist and thumb and along with an especially designed attached thumb allows the trainees to form the perfect fist and punch better with the training gloves.
  • EXCEPTIONALLY DURABLE MATERIAL – No matter how hard you punch these gloves make sure to outlast your intense training. The use of advanced caliber Maya Hide ConvEX Skin Leather in the KARA Series training gloves makes them durable and reliable for long-term use while also providing a superior look and feel during Boxing, Muay Thai, MMA, Kickboxing, and heavy bag training sessions among other similar sports.
  • FULL WRAPAROUND WRIST SUPPORT – A hassle-free design with sufficient support for your wrists. The hook and loop Fastener straps provide a secure fit and make it easy to put on or take off the kickboxing gloves for men and women along with providing better wrist support due to the full wraparound wrist strap, while the dual stitching in the heavy bag gloves makes them durable and resilient for extensive training sessions.
  • SWEAT-FREE EXPERIENCE – Bid farewell to those sweaty palms and hands. With multiple ventilation holes strategically placed in the thumb sections of the lightweight boxing gloves, RDX ensures proper airflow management so that its customers get a sweat-free experience. Furthermore, the advanced perforated sheet for breathable ventilation in the palm area is sweat-wicking and minimizes sweat accumulation.

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Soft to the touch, vinyl is prized for its value for money. It offers good protection and is often recommended for beginners and schools.

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Genuine leather

Preferred by experienced and professional boxers, leather is renowned for its robustness and its ability to adapt to the shape of the hand over time, offering tailor-made protection and comfort.

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  • 【REAL PREMIUM LEATHER】Handcrafted from genuine premium leather, sturdy stitching and a durable inner material. Secure yourself the guaranteed best value for professional boxing gloves. Long durability and high stability were the main goals in the development.
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  • 【PERFECT FIT】The handmade multi-layer padding not only ensures a perfect fit on the hand, but also provides the ideal cushioning for impacts. Keep dry hands and best grip with our breathable material and ventilation in the glove.
  • 【SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE】Loved by professionals and beginners - both for women, men we offer the right glove size. Secure your advantage in boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai or training on the punching bag. Become a part of the FIGHTR Family!
  • 【FIGHTR PROMISE】FIGHTR Family means absolute satisfaction for us! Therefore, if you are not satisfied, your item will be replaced or your money refunded immediately. Please just send us a short message. We will help you within 24 hours, even on weekends or holidays.

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Care for longevity of your gloves

The care of boxing gloves should not be neglected. After each training session, it’s crucial to let them air-dry to prevent unpleasant odors and material degradation. Leather gloves require special care, with Vaseline regularly applied to the seams to maintain elasticity and strength.

The use of mesh bands under boxing gloves is highly recommended. These strips provide extra support to the joints and absorb perspiration, prolonging the life of your gloves.

Manufacturing quality counts too!

In addition to weight, type of practice and material, the build quality of boxing gloves is a crucial aspect to consider before you buy and use them.

Strong seams, durable materials and high manufacturing standards are signs of a quality product that will ensure optimum protection and increased durability. Opting for reputable brands and products certified by the relevant bodies guarantees unrivalled quality and reliability, essential for carefree training sessions and optimum performance in the ring. Let’s go!

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Adapt your choice of boxing gloves to your morphology

A boxing glove should fit your hand perfectly, even when it’s bandaged. Choose models with elasticated, hook-and-loop fastenings for easy donning and a precise fit. This feature is essential for optimum comfort when striking, and contributes to boxer safety by preventing slippage or adjustments during training.

A thoughtful choice for safe practice

Opting for the ideal pair of boxing gloves is a key moment in any boxer’s adventure, marking a commitment to safe and effective practice. This decision should not be taken lightly, but is the result of in-depth reflection, based on a detailed analysis of several essential criteria: the weight of the boxer, the specific type of practice, the material chosen for the gloves, the maintenance requirements to guarantee their longevity, as well as their perfect adaptation to the morphology of the user’s hand.

Bottom line

By taking these factors into account, you can ensure optimum protection, unrivalled comfort and a significant improvement in your performance. With this guide, you’ll have all the information you need to select the gloves that will be your faithful companions, whether you embrace boxing out of passion or aim for professional excellence.

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