There are tons of different boxing gloves in tons of different sizes. Julius Anglickas breaks down the difference and helps you pick the best option for your first pair of gloves. You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/agsp1XJtLD4
The Main Points
The first thing that new boxers look at is price. The price can range from $20 to hundred’s of dollars. If you are just starting though then you probably won’t need to spend more than $50 or $60. If you are a larger person or punch harder then you might want to spend a little bit more to get a higher quality glove. Julius recommends buying gloves online because there will be more options than a traditional sporting goods store. To see our selection of gloves CLICK HERE.
If you are only planning to hit the bag and focus mitts then you don’t need heavy gloves. Find a pair that feels good to you and you will be ready (16 oz and lower will feel more natural). If you are sparring with another fighter though then you will want bigger gloves. Something higher than 16 oz so that you have more padding to protect yourself and your partner. The larger size will also make it easier for you to block punches.
Look for spots where it might rip or tear. If you get a glove with an intricate pattern sewn then they will be more likely to rip. You want a glove that has all of the seams on the sides, unless you are just using the bag then it doesn’t matter as much.
If you are working with a partner then you have to be careful about rips. If the seams on the side rip then you can continue to fight with them, but if the front padding rips then you will need to get a new pair.
As a beginner you should stay away from gloves with laces. Gloves with velcro will be much easier to put on and take off. You won’t have to chase somebody down everytime you want to practice.
A good plan would be to buy a pair of gloves and use them for sparring, bag, and mitts until they rip. After they rip buy another pair that you will use only for sparring and use the ripped pair for the bag and mitts. By the time the nice pair rips the older pair will be ready for the trash. This allows you to constantly rotate your gloves so you get the most life out of them without putting anybody in danger.