Professional boxing gloves are around 4oz in weight. This is the standard for both male and female professional boxers. The dimensions of these gloves will vary depending on the design, however there are standard industry dimensions for them which you can find here .
I’m surprised that there is no answer to this question yet! It’s pretty simple: Most professional boxing gloves weigh between 8-10 oz with most being 10 oz. Lighter weights are 8 oz, 6 oz, 4-6 oz (varying types of lighter weights) and even some 2 or 3 ouncers out there.
There is a HUGE difference between amateur and pro boxing gloves BTW…amateur boxing gloves are usually between 6-8 oz and pro boxing gloves are 10 oz. https://boxinghunter.com/how-much-do-boxing-gloves-weight/#more-1378
Glad I could help! Basically, pro boxing gloves weigh either 8 or 10 ounces. They can be shortened to fit the user’s hand more closely, but they will always be 8 ounces at their smallest length and 10 ounces at their largest.
The standard weight of an amateur glove is around 6 ounces and the heaviest you’ll ever see is 12 ounce (they’re only used in training facilities).
So basically there isn’t a specific answer that fits all because some facilities require lighter sets for sparring then others do practice. However most fight night events like UFC bouts use 10oz Fight Gloves (could even weigh up to 12oz for bigger fighters such as Brock Lesnar).
The reason why boxing gloves are the way they are is because you want to give your opponent as much protection as possible without sacrificing power. The lighter the glove, the more powerful it will be but the less protected your hands will end up after each punch.
It’s all about finding that sweet spot where you can protect your knuckles while still being able to generate an impressive amount of force behind each blow.
But since pro boxers are usually throwing upwards of 500-1000 punches per fight, their hands will usually become swollen and bruised because of this (injuries can occur during sparring too).
These injuries aren’t just limited to hand bruises either. Many boxers have also suffered injuries in shoulders, ribs, etc because of the sheer number of punches they took over the course of a fight.
That’s why it is so important for boxers to fully protect their hands and not just wear gloves whenever they punch somebody ( this includes wearing hand wraps and striking pads/bags as well).
Boxers tend to wear gloves that range anywhere from 8 oz all the way up to 20 oz . Obviously, these numbers will vary depending on what weight class you’re in but in general, professional boxers will usually use either 8 or 10-ounce boxing gloves when sparring (because they help them focus more on speed than raw power).
They can also choose from four different classes: Bantamweight , Super bantamweight , Featherweight , and Lightweights . But when it comes to actual competition, they’re required to wear a size that falls within a certain range.
Boxing gloves for professional matches can weigh anywhere from 130g all the way up to 147g , depending on what the fighters weighed in at before the fight.
This also means that professional bouts require heavier gloves than sparring does because you’ll need more protection when your opponent is trying to attack you as hard as he can (however, it’s been said that boxers usually use lighter gloves during fights because it allows them to throw faster punches).
In addition to these requirements, pro boxing also mandates that any glove used must not be larger than 10 ounces and smaller than 8 ounces. Ever since 1938, there have been weight classes for boxing but it wasn’t until recently that these weight classes started to appear:
- – Junior flyweight : 108 lb (49.9 kg) and under
- – Flyweight : 108 to 112 lb (49.9 to 50.8 kg)
- – Super flyweight/Junior bantamweight : 112 to 118 lb (50.8 to 54.0 kg)
- – Bantamweight : 118 to 122 lb (53.5 to 55.3 kg)
- – Super bantamweight/Junior featherweight : 122 to 126 lb (55.3 to 57.2 kg)
- – Featherweight : 126 to 130 lb (57.2 to 59.0 kg)
- – Super featherweight/Junior lightweight : 130 to 135 lb (59.0 to 61.2 kg)
- – Lightweight : 135 to 140 lb (61.2 to 63.5 kg)
- – Super lightweight/Junior welterweight : 140 to 147 lb (63.5 to 66.7 kg)
- – Welterweight : 147 to 154 lb (66.7 to 69.9 kg)
- – Super welterweight/Junior middleweight : 154 to 160 lb (69.9 to 72.6 kg)
- – Middleweight : 160 to 168 lbs (72.6 – 76.2kg)
- – Super middleweight/Junior light heavyweight: 168 lbs and over (76,2kg+)
The above weight divisions are for professional boxing.