What size glove should a heavy-weight use?

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  1. Cr3do

    Cr3do White Belt

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    Hi guys,

    Going to be getting some 16oz Winnings for sparring and pad work.

    Just wondering would a heavy weight benefit using a smaller glove say 10-12oz on pads and bag work?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Minowafanatic

    Minowafanatic Black Belt

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    Closer weight to competition gloves. Pad/bagwork is mainly for technique and not endurance, so in theory a 10-12oz glove will let you refine your technique for longer before fatigue sets in.
     
  3. RaggleFraggle

    RaggleFraggle Yellow Belt

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    If you're doing am boxing, I would highly suggest getting 12oz gloves. I don't intend on ever fighting pro, so I use 10oz winnings on the bag/mitts because I'll never have the need to get accustomed to 8oz gloves.
     
  4. Taskmaster99

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    Im 220-225 pounds. I use 16's on all.
     
  5. nomilkforsanta

    nomilkforsanta Nathan

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    If the gloves have high quality padding (i.e., RIngside IMF, Winning, Grant Orthopedic) you can go as low as 8 oz and focus on technique and speed.
     
  6. TheeFaulted

    TheeFaulted Inzer Belt

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    I'm 225 and compete as an amateur boxer. I use 12 oz Rival's for bag work, and 16 oz Rival's for sparring.
     

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