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    12 ounce or 16 ounce boxing gloves?

    I'm going to take advantage of KO fightgear's January blowout sale and replace some of my crappier MA equipment. That means new headgear and shin protectors (and wraps for fun), and also a second pair of sparring gloves. Right now I have my Christmas-gift pair of 14 oz. Everlast sparring gloves, which are actually pretty nice, but I'd like a second pair to facilitate sparring with my friends who don't always have their own gloves. The only problem is that KO fightgear only carries gloves in 12 oz and 16 oz sizes, and I don't know which is optimal for my situation.

    I really like the weight/size/padding of the 14 oz. gloves, but if I have to get another pair, I can't decide if I want the greater "realism" of 12 oz. gloves or the thicker padding of the 16 oz. I weigh 180 lbs or so, and I don't hit THAT hard, so will 12 oz. be enough to allow me to go near full-power in spars without risking too much injury to an opponent with headgear, or should I bite the bullet and get 16 ouncers? The cost is identical either way.

    The thing is that I don't like to train with gloves that are too bulky because they create bad habits regarding attack and defense when you switch to MMA gloves or bareknuckle. Therefore I'm leaning 12 ounce. Thanks to anyone bored enough to offer advice.
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    ummm ... go with the twelves .

    I mean I hate boxing gloves for a number of reason and have just a little expirence with them . Anything higher than a 12 and I am completely confused , my technique feels shitty and my game falls apart .

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    I read what I posted and am now wondering if I should I fix that and work with heavier BG's more often ?
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    Get 10 ounce for yourself and let your friends use your 14 ounce when you spar. Teach them a lesson for not getting their own gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bornsceptic
    Get 10 ounce for yourself and let your friends use your 14 ounce when you spar. Teach them a lesson for not getting their own gear.
    You saw right through my plan...

    Actually I've sparred full-contact using crappy point-sparring gloves that are maybe 1 or 2 ounce against someone who weighs 30 pounds less wearing 10 oz. ...

    Hmm, that story sounds less humorous and more shameful than I expected.
    "[Fighting for Points] is doubtless very pretty, and invariably draws applause, but preferences should always be given to blows that do some business, to good straight hits that do something toward finishing the fight.
    A man who has carefully trained for brilliant tapping play, will find himself considerably out of it in case he is called upon to do any real work."
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    Well I sparred using brass knuckles against someone with no arms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TehDeadlyDimMak
    Well I sparred using brass knuckles against someone with no arms.
    VID PLEASE
    "[Fighting for Points] is doubtless very pretty, and invariably draws applause, but preferences should always be given to blows that do some business, to good straight hits that do something toward finishing the fight.
    A man who has carefully trained for brilliant tapping play, will find himself considerably out of it in case he is called upon to do any real work."
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    12 ounce gloves are fight gloves.

    16 ouncers are sparring gloves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaTrocity
    12 ounce gloves are fight gloves.

    16 ouncers are sparring gloves.
    So, since I plan to mostly spar, would you reccommend 16?
    "[Fighting for Points] is doubtless very pretty, and invariably draws applause, but preferences should always be given to blows that do some business, to good straight hits that do something toward finishing the fight.
    A man who has carefully trained for brilliant tapping play, will find himself considerably out of it in case he is called upon to do any real work."
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    I got 16's to spar and train with.

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    Yes I would, especially since most gyms wont let you spar with anything less then 14 ounce and many insist on 16 ounce. It's also not really a big deal. 16 ounces is not really noticeably differant from 14 ounces. Personally even though I could probably get away with sparring with 14 ouncers I prefer the 16 ouncers simply because it's just that much bigger a differance when I slip on the 12 ouncers for a fight.

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