How to Choose Your Boxing Gloves

Boxing gloves are used to protect a boxer's hands and body, as well as those of the opponent, to prevent injuries on both sides. Find out how to choose the right gloves, depending on your level and needs

How to Choose Your Boxing Gloves

Choosing boxing gloves depends on your level (novice, advanced). There are two criteria to consider: perspiration wicking and durability. Learn which gloves are right for you!

Your level

If you're new to boxing and train once a week, choose a glove with good palm ventilation made from a breathable material, such as mesh, or with micro-perforations.

If you're an advanced boxer and train two or three times a week in a club or on a punching bag, choose a glove with a thick outer surface, such as leather or synthetic leather. Over time, your gloves will begin to wear at the impact zones, so it is key to find a durable glove that can withstand wear and tear.


Boxing gloves have a specific sizing system expressed in ounces (oz.).

This reflects the weight of the gloves (i.e. their level of protection) and corresponds to the boxer's weight.

The following guide can help you choose:

6 oz. < 110 lbs

8 oz. 112 to 139 lbs

10 oz. 141 to 163 lbs

12 oz. 165 to 198 lbs

14 and 16 oz. > 198 lbs

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