measurement of boxing gloves

sunhux
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http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Leather-Training-Gloves-16-Ounce/dp/B00114TSPC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1451135740&sr=8-1&keywords=Title+boxing+glove

I'm looking at getting the above but can't decide if I should get a 14 or 16 or 18 oz
glove : are these equivalent to small, med & large sizes?

My thumb (& little finger) is 4.5 cm long while my pointer finger is 6cm long.
So which of the gloves best fit me?

Would a larger glove fit a smaller hand?  I thought of getting a larger one so that
even my teenager could use it

I've never used boxing gloves before but setting up one
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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are these equivalent to small, med & large sizes?   <-- In this case, yes, because the bigger the glove, the heavier it is.

So which of the gloves best fit me?   <--- Try on a regular glove for fit and see what size that is. Your hand seems smaller than mine and I wear extra large gloves.

Would a larger glove fit a smaller hand?   <-- I do not know for sure. You don't want much slop in the fit, so if it is larger than you need, you may need to wear a wool mitt inside the glove. I don't know whether this is a good or bad idea.
As people here around are boxing more with "0" and "1" worth to ask also on other specific forums:
http://www.boxingforum24.com/
http://www.boxingscene.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=1
http://www.gloveboxsociety.org/ps-gloves.html
The weight of boxing gloves corresponds to the weight class in which you fight, NOT to the size of your hands...
All Purpose Boxing Training Gloves
Just about every boxer has a pair of gloves that they use for all training purposes. When you go buy boxing gloves, you will see many different kinds advertised. The only ones you really need are TRAINING GLOVES or SPARRING GLOVES. Basically, training gloves are can be used for all types of boxing training like hitting the bags and sparring. Below are general guidelines for body-weight and size of boxing training gloves recommended:
  - 120lbs & down  (12oz or 14oz)
  - 120lbs – 150lbs (14oz – 16oz)
  - 150lbs – 180lbs (16oz – 20oz)
  - 180lbs & up (18oz & up)
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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That is a good point, and Amazon has listed cheaper gloves only by weight. I looked through the page and there was no other indication of size.

@sunhux - you may want to try a sporting goods outlet that know what they are doing.

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Thanks very much.

Our local sports outlets charge almost double for the same glove that
Amazon is selling

Guess I'll try the 16oz ones as I'm looking at 120lbs : better to have a
bigger glove than one that's too tight, am I adopting a right assumption,
Paul?
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I think from the Amazon site that you are correct in your assumption.
Boxing gloves come in 8-18oz weights.  Sizes for adults are S, M, L.

Weight is not a factor of size...or it shouldn't be.

Weight is determined by personal preference, regulations of the governing boxing authority, and the type of activity.

Heavy bag? Sparring?  Speed bag? Professional fight?  Heaviest to lightest.  You might be using 16-18oz for hitting a hard heavy bag, and 10oz gloves in a fight.

Golden Gloves?  Weights are by class.

Hitting a bag in your hime gym or backyard?  Use what you want.  Keep in mind that a novice hitting a heavy bag with elastic-cuffed light gloves and no wrist wrap could mean sprained wrists and broken hand bones.

Here is a decent overview article:
http://www.ebay.com/gds/The-Complete-Guide-to-Boxing-Gloves-/10000000001606490/g.html

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