Purchasing your boxing gear and specifically, your gloves can be a challenging choice especially for the first-time buyer. There are many selections of brands, colors, and weights you can pick.
If you are planning to box on a regular basis then it is worth investing in leather boxing gloves which tend to be more expensive.
If you are training in various other boxing disciplines such as kickboxing or Muay Thai then purchase high-quality gloves. They are a great all-round glove especially if you are after support, protection, and hard-wearing. You can also buy “mixed martial gloves” (which is known as “gemengde vechtsporthandschoenen” in Dutch through the internet).
The weight of the glove depends on what you intend to use the glove for. The heavier the weight, the more padding.
The tougher workout you get. If you are doing all round boxing training you would opt for a 14oz or 16oz boxing glove. Women may opt for a 10oz or 12oz boxing glove. When sparring you usually use a 16oz glove to protect the fighters from injury.
The color of your glove depends on your boxing style. Obviously, this part has no effect on the effectiveness of your glove, however, it could play a psychological role in your fights and potentially work in your favor.