Weight difference in gloves

Discussion in 'Boxing' started by marmaduke, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. marmaduke

    marmaduke Valued Member

    I know nothing about this but I had a choice of 14oz. or 16oz. boxing gloves so I bought the 14oz. Now I'm being told I should have got the 16oz. (Nobody bothered to say a word about this a month ago when I was looking) Whats the difference? Can anyone really notice? It took me two weeks to get these. I'm not thrilled about paying postage to send them back, paying postage for a new pair and waiting two weeks again.

  2. Al_Bundy

    Al_Bundy Valued Member

    Sparring is usually done with 16oz, but you can sparr with 14oz no problem. Unless you weight is about 120 kg, then you really need 16 oz minimum.
  3. Tommy-2guns...

    Tommy-2guns... southpaw glassjaw

    Yeah 14 oz are normally fine for sparring,but a few gyms are a bit fussy about them on anyone over middleweight. I hate using the 16 oz,but luckily im a middleweight so my 14's are ok :)

    Really they should have told you what oz to buy,but i guess whats done is done now!

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