What Boxing Gloves Should You Choose for Your Training?

When it comes to training in the squared circle, whether you’re a budding amateur or a seasoned pro, selecting the right Boxing Gloves is crucial to your success. At Punch Equipment®, we understand that every punch counts, and having the right gear can make or break your training session. Here’s how you can choose the best boxing gloves that keep you ahead of the competition.

Understand the Types of Boxing Gloves

Before diving into the ocean of Boxing Equipment, you need to know that not all gloves are created equal. There are several types of gloves, each designed for specific aspects of boxing:

  • Bag Gloves: These are designed for heavy bag work. They’re lighter, which allows for speed in your punches but with enough padding to protect your hands against the hard impact of Boxing Bags.
  • Training Gloves: The all-rounders of the boxing world. Training gloves are designed to be used with pads, bags, and even for light sparring. They offer a great balance between weight and padding.
  • Sparring Gloves: Heavier than training gloves, sparring gloves have extra padding to ensure safety for both you and your sparring partner. They help you develop endurance and technique without the risk of injuries.

Choosing the right type depends on what aspect of your training you want to focus on. For a comprehensive training regimen, it’s wise to invest in more than one type of glove.

Consider the Weight and Size

The weight of the gloves is a pivotal factor in your training effectiveness. Gloves typically range from 8oz to 20oz. A heavier glove provides more padding and protection, which is ideal for sparring, while a lighter glove enhances speed and agility for bag work.

Size matters too. Boxing gloves should fit snugly with hand wraps on. They shouldn’t be too tight to cut off circulation nor too loose to slip off during a session. At Punch Equipment®, we offer a variety of sizes and an easy-to-follow sizing chart to ensure you find the perfect fit.

Material Matters

Leather or synthetic? That’s the question. While leather gloves are renowned for their durability and the ability to adapt to the shape of your fists over time, making them ideal for boxers who train frequently, not all synthetic gloves are created equal. Many synthetic materials offer a cost-effective alternative and are easier to maintain. However, unlike typical synthetic gloves that might degrade quickly, Punch Equipment's gloves made from Punchtex™ are designed to outperform.

Punchtex™ is a premium material, pre-tested to outlast and outperform conventional leather by up to 10 times. This makes Punchtex™ gloves not only more durable but also equipped to maintain their integrity and appearance under the most rigorous conditions. For boxers looking for gear that combines durability, ease of maintenance, and cost-effectiveness, Punchtex™ offers an exceptional choice.

Ventilation is Vital

A good pair of gloves will have excellent ventilation to prevent excessive moisture, which can lead to discomfort and slippage during intense sessions. Look for gloves with mesh panels or perforated palms which enhance airflow, keeping your hands dry and your grip firm.

Style and Aesthetics

Let's be honest, the look of your gloves can be just as important as their performance. A stylish pair of gloves can boost your confidence and intimidate your opponents. Punch Equipment® gloves come in various designs that reflect your style and personality. Whether you’re into classic black or bold colours, we have something that will make you stand out in the ring.

Featured Punch Equipment® Gloves:

Trophy Getters®

These are the all-rounders, perfect for serious boxing training and sparring.


  • AAA Rated, exclusive precision Mexican hand fit
  • Attached thumbs, deluxe padded palms, waterproof linings
  • Full wrap solid Velcro wrist, leather & reinforced Punchtex palms
  • Sizes available: 8oz, 10oz, 12oz, 14oz, 16oz, 18oz

Best for Gyms and retail, universally popular due to their massive size and colour range, making them your best seller.

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Bag Gloves

These gloves are designed for amateur fighters and fitness enthusiasts who engage in pad work and bag training.


  • AAA Rated, semi-padded attached thumb
  • 4cm thick injected knuckle moulds, boxing glove protection without the bulk
  • Full wraps solid Velcro wrist wraps, white contrast stitching, commercial enduro two material

Urban Bag Gloves

These gloves are versatile and vibrant, ideal for pad and bag work and endorsed by Punchfit® Global.


  • One size fits all in 3 vibrant colours: hot pink, white, or black
  • State-of-the-art endures long-life material

Best for pad and bag work across all levels of boxing training.

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Gloves for Everyone:

Women’s Gloves - Specially designed for women, these gloves provide optimal fit and protection for training on pads and bags. The ideal size for most women is 12 oz.

Kids' Gloves

Perfect for young fighters or those with very small hands. Available in:

  • 8 oz for under 60kg
  • 10 oz and 12 oz for fitness (12 oz has more weight)
  • 14 oz and 16 oz for sparring (16 oz adds more weight to the wrist)

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Why Choose Punch Equipment® Gloves?

At Punch Equipment®, we don’t just sell Boxing Equipment; we enhance your fighting spirit. Our gloves are designed with the fighter in mind, crafted from high-quality materials and tested on humans. It is tested in rigorous training environments to ensure they can withstand the toughest sessions. Whether it’s the resilience of our leather gloves or the innovative designs of our synthetic range, we ensure that when you wear Punch Equipment® gloves, you’re equipped to win.

Choosing the right boxing gloves is essential, not just for protecting your hands but for enhancing your overall training performance. Remember, every glove tells a story; make sure yours is about victory.

Visit us online at Punch Equipment® (https://www.punchequipment.com/) to view our full range of Boxing Gloves and Boxing Equipment.

For more detailed guidance on selecting the perfect boxing gloves tailored to your training needs, check out our YouTube channel. Our video tutorials provide step-by-step advice, helping you make the best choice for your boxing journey.