With over 10 different types of gloves, mitts and focus pads one of the questions we get asked the most is 'What Glove should i be using for boxing?'. This is a good questions because each glove, mitt or focus pads is best suited to different activities.
For general boxing, both in the ring and on a bag, one of the biggest mistakes a lot of people make is that they will purchase the cheapest pair of gloves. However, it is important that you are using a quality glove that protects your joints to not only minimal injury but also produce maximum results.
For this reason, Jim Bradley recommend two choices in boxing gloves.
The first is the Leather Bag Glove. This gloves curls around your fingers and provides plenty of padding for your hand. It also has strong wrist support to ensure your wrist remains straight with each punch for more power and less risk of injury.
The second option is even more supportive and is the Ounce Glove, also called the Leather Boxing Glove. This glove has even more padding and ensures that your thumb is locked into place. If choosing a Boxing Glove they come is different ‘ounces’ or weights. Gloves range from 8 ounce which is the lightest, right through to 16 ounces. For men we suggest a 12 or 14 ounce glove and for women we suggest an 8 or 10 ounce glove.
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You can also watch the full video of Peter, the owner of Jim Bradley, talking through and showing the different gloves options.