16oz gloves on the heavy bag or not?

Discussion in 'Training Logs' started by meolag, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. meolag

    meolag New Member Full Member

    Nov 24, 2010
    Hi Folks

    I have just started in a boxing gym and I have a quick question about gloves. When we do a bit of technical stuff in pairs we wear 14/16 oz gloves, however when we did some drills on the heavy bags we were told to switch gloves and we used very light gloves (not sure of weight but there is not much padding there).

    I thought nothing of it until I got home and done some reading up on it and many seemed to say that you should also use 14/16 oz to save your hands in the long run.
    They also suggested that you’d be mad to work on a heavy bag without hand wraps as your hands will bust up if you plan to keep at boxing over some years. Are hand wraps a must in your opinion?

    Conclusion: Should I buy a pair of gloves (16 oz) for sparring (when I get to that stage)? And a different pair for the heavy bag?

    Does that mean you develop two types of biomechanics when punching due to the different weights?

    Or should I just get a pair of 16 oz for both?

    I was thinking over purchasing these?


    thanks in advance
  2. meolag

    meolag New Member Full Member

    Nov 24, 2010
    Sorry, wrong thread :patsch

    Please ignore....:good
  3. Hookie

    Hookie Affeldt... Referee, Judge, and Timekeeper Full Member

    Dec 19, 2009
    I wear 14 oz gloves on the heavy bag. If I had 16 oz gloves Id wear them, protect your hands man. Wrap them, glove them... especially if you are putting some hurt on it. Plus, you wear gloves during the boxing match right? Why not make your training experience as much like the match as possible.
  4. lucky luke

    lucky luke Well-Known Member Full Member

    May 18, 2013
    I Think the club Thinks more of keeping the 16-gloves whole for sparring then of your hands!

    Or does everyone use thier own gloves?