How to choose the correct glove
There is a wide selection of gloves, different styles, weight and colors. If you are wondering which is the best glove for your here we show you how to find it!
First you need to know the type of gloves:
Professional Boxing Gloves: They are specially made for boxing matches, with special materials and weights. If you weight between 105 and 147 lbs you need a 8 oz glove, if you weigh more than 154 lbs you need a 10 oz glove. Remember these gloves are only for professional boxing fights, Cleto Reyes professional gloves are made to be used a maximum of 32 rounds.
Training Gloves: Specially designed to give you the best protection to your knuckles and wrist. Training gloves come in many styles: traditional lace, hook and loop and Cleto Reyes has also the hybrids (lace and hook and loop at the same time). Training gloves also come in different weights; 12, 14, 16 and 18 oz. You need to choose the correct glove depending on your weight.
- 12 oz: 105 to 126 lbs.
- 14 oz: 130 to 145 lbs.
- 16 oz & 18 oz: 160 lbs and up.
Bag Gloves: Mostly used for heavy bags, punching mitt workout and hitting the speed bag. They are lightweight and create a harder impact. The bag gloves only come by hand size; X-Small, Small, Medium, Large and X-Large.
Now that you know the difference between each glove you can make and easier decision, if you are going to practice sparring the training gloves will be the optimum choice. If you’re practicing speed, coordination and mobility the bag gloves can help you out. Got it? Now choose your gloves.
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