Here you will find our advice for choosing boxing gloves:
The choice of boxing gloves must be made according to the intensity of the training and the type of martial discipline (Boxing, Kick Boxing, Muay Thai, MMA). The weight of the boxer is a very important factor in choosing the size of the boxing gloves! A good boxing glove must protect both your opponent's hands and body, to avoid injury to both. Find out how to choose the right boxing gloves for your type of training or discipline!
TYPE OF TRAINING AND DURATION
If you are starting to practice boxing , and you train 1/2 times a week , choose gloves that ensure a good combination of padding and wrist protection such as the TRJ BREAK BREAK model which offers the correct protection of the hands, a excellent wrist support and adequate ergonomics.
If you are a boxer who trains 3 times a week in the gym or with a punching bag, choose gloves that will guarantee you both maximum protection and resistance, such as the TRJ VITTORIA model. The greater the intensity of the training, the greater the protection of the gloves used, to avoid the risk of injury or trauma to the hand.
For sparring , choose gloves with much thicker and softer padding.
For training on the bag , the gloves with the hardest padding are recommended.
The type of discipline (Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, MMA) will influence the choice of one glove rather than another.
SIZE (WEIGHT) OF THE BOXING GLOVE
Boxing gloves have a very specific sizing system, which is measured in ounces (OZ) ; 1 ounce corresponds to 28.34g. The Oz represents the weight of the gloves (level of protection), which varies according to the weight of the boxer, because the heavier you are the more powerful your punches will be, and therefore the more protection you will need.
If you want to spar, we recommend taking one size larger than the recommended size.
4 Oz --> < 20 kg 4 Oz --> < 20 kg
6 Oz --> 20/35 kg 6 Oz --> 20/35 kg
8 Oz --> 35/45 kg 8 Oz --> 35/55 kg
10 Oz --> 45/55 kg 10 Oz --> 55/65 kg
12 Oz --> 55/65 kg 12 Oz --> 65/80 kg
14 Oz --> 65/75 kg 14 Oz --> 80/95 kg
16 Oz --> > 75 kg 16 Oz --> > 95 kg
For professional boxers we recommend the PR1MO boxing gloves specially designed for intensive training and designed to prevent injuries.
Overuse of hands without adequate protection is the root of the problem. Most injuries result from poorly designed gloves made with low quality materials and padding with inadequate impact properties. The hands and wrists are bombarded with impact stresses during training and if they are not properly protected, it will lead to injuries such as redness, swelling/inflammation, bruising and pain. This shouldn't happen and it definitely shouldn't be the norm for it can lead to long term damage.
TRJ's PRIMO boxing gloves are the result of our obsession with research, testing and development. They have been designed by our team of specialists and are the combination of years of innovation coupled with cutting-edge Made in Italy design. You won't find a pair of gloves like it anywhere else in the world. These gloves were designed for a specific reason, to protect you and give you something you can be proud of when you walk into the gym or step into the ring. That's why we believe they are the best gloves on the market. After more than a decade of research into hand and wrist protection, we know exactly how a boxing glove should be designed to prevent injury.