Quick question about sparring gloves

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  1. Herbiegaf3

    Herbiegaf3 White Belt

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    I'm very new to training and was looking to buy sparring gloves and bag gloves. I was going to buy windy super bag gloves for bag work and I found a decent deal on fairtex professional style sparring gloves but I'm not sure whether it should get 14 or 18 ounce (16s are not available). From what I read 14 ounces may be too small for sparring, I'm about 6'2 205 pounds. Will 18 ounce gloves be too big for me?

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    Sean
     
  2. Gontran

    Gontran Amateur Fighter

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    at 205 pounds i'd say get 16 for sparring, especially if you're new to training
     
  3. Herbiegaf3

    Herbiegaf3 White Belt

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    Thanks for the response I may end up getting a pair of 16s too. But if you were just going to choose between 14 and 18 which ones would you pick?
     
  4. bubkusjones

    bubkusjones Brown Belt

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    Since you're on the bigger end of the spectrum, I'd err on the side of the 18's.
     
  5. Tone C

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    Would go with 18s
     
  6. For light contact it won't make a difference.
    But a lot of Gyms would require a heavyweight to have at least 16's
     
  7. sfortune85

    sfortune85 White Belt

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    18's. I know a 220lb douchbag who wears 14's. Fucker has the never to go full force then complain when you drop a leg kick on him
     
  8. SUBfighterIL

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    18's are perfect for a 205r
     
  9. Herbiegaf3

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    Thanks for all the responses everybody. 18s it is
     

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