What Are The Best 14 oz Boxing Gloves?

Introduction | 14 oz boxing gloves A Fighter’s Guide | The 5 Best 14 oz Boxing Gloves

A woman wearing a pair of 14oz boxing mitts.

Introduction

The 14 oz boxing glove is considered the best weight for all-round training. Ideal for heavy bag or pad work, conditioning training or sparring, the 14 oz boxing glove has got you covered.


In this article, we’ll be reviewing the five best 14oz boxing gloves on the market. Each pair of gloves that feature in this review have been specially selected by Hungry4Fitness’ very own boxing aficionado Adam Priest, a former Royal Marines Commando and ABAs boxer who now teaches the sweet art to aspiring pugilists.


The top five 14 oz boxing gloves below have been chosen because they satisfy our stringent list of requirements. We at Hungry4Fitness only review quality training equipment. That’s because we are all avid fitness enthusiasts and we believe that great kit makes for great training.


Thus, only boxing gloves that satisfied our strict criteria have been selected. The criteria includes:

Crafted from premium-quality leather or synthetic materials
Received extensive customer feedback
Ranked 4 stars or above
Made for the arduous sport of boxing

14 oz Boxing Gloves | A Fighter’s Guide

Prior to selecting your boxing gloves, it is wise to consider how you plan to use them and what type of training you will be using them for. At first, the answer may seem obvious – ‘I’m going to box in my boxing mitts!’ However, you should know that not all gloves are suited for all types of boxing training.


To help support you in selecting the right pair of gloves for your preferred style of training, we have created a boxing glove Fighter’s Guide. The guide aims to match the various weighted gloves with the appropriate boxing training.


By using the guide your will be able to make a more informed purchasing decision.

An old pair of 14oz boxing gloves hanging on wall.

Which weight boxing glove is best?

If you plan to use your gloves primarily on the heavy boxing bag you’ve got hanging in the garage, then you’ll need a different style and weight glove for the person who trains at a boxing club.


Really, the type of training you’re going to be doing should determine the weight of glove you select.


Bag mitts, for example, have the least padding of all boxing gloves – between 4- to 8 oz. Consequently, they are not suitable for sparring. Bag mitts are very light and compact and are designed to enable you to train at high intensities, working on your speed, accuracy, and punching volume.


A heavier glove, between 14 to 18 oz, is more suited for sparring as they reduce injury and facial swelling. But there’s a trade-off. Heavier gloves can feel cumbersome when working the bag or training on the pads.


However, heavier gloves are useful for training and developing power on a heavy sand-filled boxing bag. You wouldn’t want to work a sand-filled bag while wearing bag mitts because it can increase the risk of hand injuries.

This is an image of a grid which shows the training suitability of different weight boxing gloves. The 14 oz boxing mitt is perfect for all-round boxing training.

But what’s the best weight boxing glove for all-purpose training?

The glove weight a boxer uses is largely a personal preference thing – and boxers who compete tend to have more than one pair of gloves. But if you plan to use your gloves primarily for punch bag training (and occasionally pad work when you can coax your friend into holding the pads), then a 12 or 14 oz boxing glove would be best.


These weight gloves provide plenty of protection for your knuckles but they’re not so heavy that it’ll feel like you’re hands are encased in concrete. Also, if you do at a later stage decide to join a boxing club, with a pair of 14 oz gloves you will be able to participate in controlled sparring sessions.

Velcro vs. Lace-ups

The lace-up style boxing glove is a favorite amongst purists and boxers who have the luxury of a personal coach – because lace-ups don’t lace up themselves. It’s for this reason why lace-up boxing gloves are not suitable for those who are buying gloves to use in their home gym. Once you’ve tightened one up it’s a bugger to tighten up the other.


So why would anyone buy lace-up boxing gloves then?


Compared to Velcro gloves lace-ups can be fastened much tighter, and not just at the wrist but almost the full length of the glove. When you’re suited and booted and your coach laces your gloves up, you feel like you can take on the world. Your fists are compacted into stone and you feel as though you could punch holes through walls.


Velcro gloves are the obvious choice for those who plan on boxing on their home punch bag. But Velcro gloves are also ideal for those who train at a boxing gym, as they can be taken on and off in seconds, which is handy when you're participating in a boxing circuit.

Velcro-Lace-up combo

My first ever pair of Cleto Reye boxing gloves (which are by far the best gloves on the market) were Velcro and lace-up. By incorporating dual fastening options, you kind of get the best of both worlds, and you don’t need someone to tighten the laces up for you. I partially tightened the laces, just enough so that I could squeeze my hand in the gloves, and then used the Velcro to get a super-tight seal.

Leather vs. Synthetic materials

Traditionally all boxing gloves were crafted from leather as this was the only material that was durable enough to endure the rigors of boxing training. Today, there are lots of different materials that boxing gloves are constructed from. You can still get leather gloves, of course, but they tend to cost more.


In saying that though, just because they cost more doesn’t mean that they will last any longer. I’ve got an old pair of 14 oz Title gloves that are crafted from synthetic materials. For five years I’ve used my Title gloves three times a week and they’re still as good as new.


Another benefit of synthetic materials over leather is that they are much easier to keep clean. After a high-intensity boxing session, you can easily wipe the sweat, tears (and blood) from synthetic material boxing gloves.


Leather, by contrast, is more absorbent than synthetic materials. This accounts for why old leather boxing gloves stink (an aroma which only true boxers love). Also, if after a sweaty training session you forget to air your leather boxing gloves out, they can crack and split or attract mould.

A boxer wearing a pair of 14 oz boxing gloves.


The 5 Best 14 oz Boxing Gloves


#1: Mytra Fusion ‘Tribal’ 14 oz Boxing Gloves (£21.00)

Product overview (click image for availability)

  • Made from Synthetic leather to resist extreme punishment.

  • Tri-layered shock absorption reduces impact trauma to hands.

  • Incorporates the Nano-Spores technology for ventilation which keeps the hands during punishing training sessions.

  • X-Mould technology these gloves mould your hand into a compact fist.


Up first we have the perfect beginner’s boxing gloves. Mytra Fusion’s Tribal 14 oz boxing glove is both affordable and durable. Made from durable synthetic leather materials, the company maintains that these gloves can resist ‘extreme punishment’ and will stand the test of time.


But is this just manufacturer rhetoric?


No, not according to the legion of happy customers who have purchased a pair of these 14 oz boxing gloves. The majority of the reviewers are very pleased with how they perform. One customer, who awarded the gloves a 5-star rating, said that he was a bit dubious that the ‘quality wouldn’t be there’ because of the low price.


However, after months of regular use, the ‘material is behaving really well’ and the gloves are showing ‘no signs of wear’. This is impressive feedback for a glove that only costs £21.00.


Other features of note include the strategically placed vented holes in the palm mesh which facilitates the circulation of fresh into the glove, thus keeping your hands cool and dry after 12 rounds on the bag.


In addition, the Swift-Z Hook & Loop closure improves ‘fist formation’ so that you can deliver more power punches.


Very well-rated pair of gloves: 4.5 stars with 650 reviews.


#2: Brace Master 14 oz Boxing Gloves (£26.99)

Product overview (click image for availability)

  • Infused Foam Gel for great shock dissipation that provides more padding for your hands.

  • Increased padding at the points of impact to reduce injuries.

  • Reduced glove width to reduce the overall weight of the glove.

  • Manufactured from durable synthetic materials.



Brace Master offers an affordable, entry-level 14 oz boxing glove. But though they’ve compromised on price, they haven’t comprised on quality.


For a mere £26.99 you could have yourself a praiseworthy pair of boxing gloves perfect for home gym training. They have been crafted from ‘premium PU leather’ to enhance durability and reduce wear and tear.


Due to the ergonomic design and trimmed down outer padding, these gloves still retain their 12 oz weight status but will feel much lighter. This means you’ll still be able to rain thunder on the heavy bag without tiring quite as quickly.


An exceptionally well-rated pair of budget boxing gloves: nearly 5-stars with over 1,500 reviews!


#3: Everlast ‘Powerlock’ 14 oz Boxing Gloves (£43.99)

Product overview (click image for availability)

  • Modern, anatomical foam construction molds your hand into a natural fist position.

  • Compact design is the perfect balance of comfort, speed, and protection.

  • Premium synthetic leather ideal for heavy bag and mitt work.

  • Additional padding around the wrists to reduce impact injuries during sparring.


Everlast’s 14 oz boxing gloves feature innovative ‘Powerlock’ technology, an ergonomic layered foam construction that molds your hand into a natural fist position. This feature has been designed to reduce hand injury while also increasing the ‘compactness’ of the glove when you clench your fist.


These solid training gloves, with their high-density padding, are perfect for all-purpose boxing training.


The fist closure design coupled with the superior shock absorption foam will enable you to hammer away at the heavy bag until the cows come home. And because they’re packing a full 14 ozs, you’ll be able enjoy a bit of rough and tumble with your sparring partner.


Also, the classic ‘Raging Bull’ aesthetics will ensure you look proper dapper while you dance around the ring.


Awesome customer ratings: just a wisp off 5-stars with nearly 2000 reviews!


#4: Beast Gear 14 oz Boxing Gloves (£47.97)

Product overview (click image for availability)

  • Premium quality gloves that offer superior protection for your knuckles, fingers, wrists, bones, tendons

  • Made from only the highest quality materials and advanced manufacturing processes.

  • They look mighty fine!



Beast Gear products are made from top-quality materials and are designed to last through the toughest workouts. As well as being crafted to exacting standards, Beast Gear’s 14 oz boxing gloves have been built for serious fighters.


Constructed from genuine cowhide leather these gloves promise to last for years. The high-density multi-layered padding guarantees superior protection for your hands. This attribute of Beast Gear’s 14 oz boxing gloves was identified by one elated reviewer:


‘They stood up really well to both heavy bag work and a sparring session. I trained harder than what I did before. this was due to the fact my old gloves didn't provide as much support or protection.’


So, though these gloves are more expensive than most gloves on the market, when you purchase a pair of Beast Gear boxing gloves it’ll be the first and last pair of gloves you ever buy.

1st round knockout reviews! 5-stars with nearly 200 ratings.


#5: CLETO REYES 14 oz Boxing Gloves (£210)

Product overview (click image for availability)

  • Nylon water repellent lining offers excellent protection against sweat entering the padding.

  • Extra Long cuff and hook & Loop closure offer greater wrist protection.

  • Attached thumbs to prevent eye damage.

  • Cleto Reyes sparring gloves with leather/velcro wrap around wrist closure.

  • Manufactured from the best quality materials.


‘Ladies and gentlemen, introducing the undisputed, undefeated, four-weight champion of the worrrld … the one … the only … Cle-tow Reyyyyyyyyyyes!’


(Wait for rapturous applause.)


Cleto Reyes gloves need no introduction. But this is a review so introduce them I must.


These gloves are crafted from the highest quality leather and constructed to exacting specifications. It’s for this reason why no other boxing gloves offer the feel, comfort, and protection as do Cleto Reyes. Truly, when you slip on and strap into a pair of Cleto Reyes, you’ll know you’ve purchased a great product.


The advanced and upgraded 2” extra foam padding ensures an unparalleled level of knuckle protection. These gloves are made with genuine goatskin leather and each pair is handcrafted and handstitched. Also, all Cleto Reyes gloves are quality checked prior to leaving the workshop.


In addition to the extra thick padding and superior build quality, all Cleto Reyes gloves feature Attached thumb to help prevent injury or broken/sprained thumbs. The fit of the gloves is exactly like all Cleto Reyes gloves, with the only difference being the 2” additional latex foam-padded hitting surface.


Traditional Mexican water-repellent lining helps prevent moisture from entering padding and keeping gloves more weight constant.


New style gloves without laces with a leather wrap around the wrist and an extra-long cuff for greater wrist protection.


Sleek and contoured design, manufactured with the best quality goatskin and hand-made in Mexico.


To Conclude

14 oz boxing gloves are arguably the best all-rounder. They are suitable for all types of boxing training from heavy bag workouts to conditioning training to sparring.


A good pair of 14 oz gloves certainly makes for a more pleasurable training experience. And because they don’t tend to tire you out as quickly, you can focus more on your technique and the quality of your pugilism.


This article has reviewed five of the best 14oz boxing gloves on the market. We’ve endeavoured to source a suitable glove for all levels of boxers from the beginner up to the experienced competitor.


And whether you want to keep in shape on your home boxing bag or you’re training for that next big fight, there’s a pair of 14 oz gloves in this review for you.


All that’s left now is to get your gloves and get boxing.



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Adam Priest, former Royal Marines Commando, is a personal trainer, lecturer, boxing, and Thai boxing enthusiast.

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