The Ultimate Guide to Selecting the Right Gloves

No matter your sport - Boxing, MMA, or Muay Thai - selecting superior gloves is paramount to your success and how far you go in your sport. With so many options available to you, it can be difficult to determine which gloves will best suit your needs. Navigating the vast array of glove options can be daunting for even the most experienced fighters, not to mention those new to their sport. From the material of the glove, to their fit and regulation size, every detail requires consideration and is important.

Arming yourself with the right information is the key to finding the perfect gloves for you, and can make all the difference between an average and an exceptional fighter. Our team at Fly have put together this blog post to help you make the best decision in finding your perfect pair of gloves, so you can step into the ring or gym with confidence.


When it comes to selecting your gloves, one of the very first aspects that must be taken into careful consideration is the sizing. A glove's size is determined by its overall weight, with typical measurements falling between 8oz and 20oz. You’ll find a range of weight measurements available to select from - 8oz, 10oz, 12oz, 14oz, 16oz, 18oz and 20oz depending on the gloves.

For bag and pad training, those wanting to get the perfect blend of protection and support to let you throw punches and practise with ease should opt for a 10-12oz glove. If you’re looking to spar, 14-16oz gloves give additional padding and protection to both yourself and your partner, avoiding any injury or strain.

Competitions call for a different size that must be light and powerful, in which case 8-10oz gloves should be worn. Those in the heavier weight classes should opt for 18-20oz gloves, to give them the best protection possible. If you’re unsure as to which size of glove suits you and your sport best, don’t hesitate to contact us and our friendly team will be more than happy to help.


Your gloves need to be suited to your training, performance and goals; and 3 of the most common types of gloves you’ll come across are training gloves, competition gloves, and bag mitts. Training gloves are your standard all-rounder glove, the most reliable companions for any boxing enthusiast beginner or amateur. You can use training gloves for all of your boxing needs - whether that be practising with pads or mitts, hitting bags, or even sparring.

In preparation for competitive fights, fight gloves are all-important due to their superior protective properties. They help to give you an edge during your fight, and keep you light and powerful to throw your punches. For those looking to hone in on their technique on the bags, bag mitts are the ideal partner. They allow you to work on your striking, enable precision and focus on control which can't be attained with other types of gloves.

Loop or Lace Closure

When it comes to choosing whether to opt for loop closure or lace closure gloves, it all boils down to personal preference and what level you are training at. Loop closure gloves, otherwise known as velcro closure gloves, offer convenience and are straightforward to don by yourself. This makes them the ideal choice for an instant jump into the ring, with no help needed offering you ultimate convenience.

On the other hand, opting for lace closure gloves offers a tighter fit and extra support; boasting great potential for those aiming to perform at a higher level. Although lace closure gloves require someone to help when it comes to putting them on, by tugging the laces along the glove snugly. Summing up, loop closure gloves are best for those seeking simplicity and ease, while those wanting more can opt for lace closure gloves for that extra assurance of quality performance and a tighter fit.

Ready to find your gloves?

We hope that with these few helpful pointers you feel more confident when it comes to choosing the right gloves for you; whatever level you’re fighting at. Here at Fly we’ve done all of the hard work for you - our collections of gloves offering the highest quality craftsmanship, top grade materials and comfort so that you can take your power, technique and speed to the next level.

You can be sure to find the perfect gloves for you from our range; featuring our X Line and Premium Gloves, Bag Mitts, or our Fight Gloves available in sizes ranging from 8oz to 20oz. We know that every fighter has their own unique needs when it comes to their gloves, which is why we have a wide range of options to choose from to suit each and every customer that comes to Fly.

Our gloves are available in an abundance of different styles and colours, and an even opt for a custom or bespoke design where the possibilities to customise your gloves are endless. Whether you prefer Muay Thai, Boxing, MMA, or anything in-between, when you shop with Fly you’ll be able to find the ideal fitting gloves to enhance your performance and make a statement.

So what are you waiting for? Train like a champion with Fly.

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