The weight of boxing gloves for a professional fight is regulated, depending on the division in which it is fought. There are different models a
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The weight of boxing gloves for a professional fight is regulated, depending on the division in which it is fought. There are different models and weights, but here we clarify how much they should weigh for a professional fight, by category and both in ounces and grams.
In professional boxing there are two different weights for boxing gloves.
Weight of boxing gloves in professional
- Minimum weight to welterweight: 8 ounces (226 grams)
- Super welterweight to heavyweight: 10 ounces (283 grams)
How does weight influence boxing gloves?
The lower the weight of the gloves, the stronger the punch because there is less padding, and the speed of the blows is also increased more. At greater weight, the gloves have more padding, so the punch is less forceful, and also, the blows are released slower.
Function of gloves and their different types
In general, boxing gloves are used with the aim of softening the impact during training and a fight. Gloves are often combined with a bandage to care for the hands or prevent injuries.
Modern boxing gloves are intended to reduce wounds or injuries to the opponent’s face. They have even been shown to reduce the force of punches thrown by the boxer by up to 70%.
You should know that there are three types of boxing gloves:
- Speed gloves– are made of soft vinyl, designed to protect the athlete’s hand from scrapes and bruises when handling the speed bag
- Punching bag gloves: they have padding to protect the hand against the impact of the bag, they are the best for those who do not usually do sparring.
- Sparring gloves: can be 14 to 20 ounces.
Think of a pair of gloves boxing bag, those usually protect the hands from impact. Before using the gloves, the hands wear a special bandage, after putting on the gloves, they are adjusted with tape so they do not move during combat.
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