Glove Buying & Sizing Guide

Getting the right Boxing Glove for You
At Fight Gear Direct, we can help you choose the right glove for your needs, whether you’re a beginner, a more serious fighter, or a trainer. Our diverse range of boxing gloves cater to men, women, kids, beginners, bag work training, muay thai enthusiasts, kickboxing and more.

In general, each product page has a size guide with measurements (in cm) and the corresponding recommended sizes. In most cases, this should help you choose the right size for you.

Below is some more information, and a few tips on which size to opt for if you're unsure.

Also see our post about the bag gloves VS sparring gloves: The Best Fit: Bag vs Sparring Gloves

What are the different types of Boxing Gloves?
Firstly, you have gloves for just basic training and fitness. These are usually bag gloves or training gloves and are designed for beginners that train once or twice a week. They won’t need an expensive, glove and the type of glove will depend on the type of training.

From there, you have more advanced gloves -- for hitting punching bags and sparring. These need to provide excellent protection of your hands during this type of training. Here, you’ll be looking at a mid-priced glove and it will need a decent amount of padding.

For sparring, we always recommend 14oz and up as the best weight.

Next, there are fighting gloves. These can be lace-ups if preferred or just normal gloves. A fighting glove will usually come in a lighter weight, such as 8oz or 10oz.

Lastly, you have professional boxing gloves. These come at a premium, but are well worth the price tag. They’re designed for heavy hitters and cater for training multiple times per week.

Glove Weights and Sizing
Our range of boxing gloves come in a variety of different weight sizes. A rule of thumb is the heavier the glove, the harder the workout will be:

  • 8 oz gloves: Suitable for a very light cardio workout
  • 10 oz gloves: Suitable for a light cardio workout
  • 12 oz gloves: Suitable for a medium cardio workout
  • 14 oz gloves: Suitable for a medium to intense cardio workout 
  • 16 oz gloves: 16 oz gloves are great for sparring and give the best cardio workout.
Please take the above tips as exactly that; tips. Please do your own due diligence when looking at buying gloves. If you're ever unsure about the right boxing glove to buy, please contact us.