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Best Boxing Gloves in 2022

Boxing gloves matter a lot in your game.

That’s why it is very crucial for you to pick the best ones.

Unfortunately, there are now hundreds of boxing brands available in the market and I am pretty harsh to say that most of them are are full of junk.

Being in the sport of Boxing for over a decade, I have tested dozens of gloves and honestly I will show you the finest gloves that will surely make you feel extremely comfortable and adaptive.

“This guide is different from other guides because the i have personally tested all the popular brands and after consulting from professionals, I am enlisting the very best gloves in my guide.”

Winning Boxing Gloves

Winning Boxing glove

Why Its Better ? 

>> Highest Quality Construction.

>> 100% genuine leather.

>> Durable wrist support.

>> Double Stitching.

>> Soft padding cushion.

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Winning Boxing Gloves

Winning Boxing Gloves are one of the best brands in the sport right now. I am a biggest fan of these boxing gloves because it delivers unbelievable protection primarily due of their wonderful padding cushion.

It is a Japanese brand and they have done extremely well in making a perfect blend of premium construction and high quality material. The foam used in the padding is of highest standards and that’s why it never hurts your hand.

Winning Boxing Gloves

Moreover, it is also famous for super comfortable thumb position.

Although, the price of winning gloves is quite high yet it’s not overpriced. Because you will always get the highest value of your money. I am also making a big statement here that once you start using these gloves, you will never go anywhere else.

Winning is the only brand in the boxing circuit that never pays any professional boxer to use their product and that’s their level. They also don’t spend much on marketing because they know their product sells itself.

So, if you have a good budget, I’ll definitely recommend you to buy the winning boxing gloves. Either you need a boxing pair for sparring or training, this is the way to go for you.

PROs

Awesome Construction

Awesome Leather Quality

Awesome Composition

Superb Glove Design

Used By Professionals

CONs

High In Price

My Thoughts

Being in the boxing arena for so many years, I have never seen any better boxing gloves than this one. So, I can’t say anything more than that. It’s a japanese marvel forsure.

Casanova Sparring/Training Boxing Gloves

If you are a super hard puncher and you need a high quality boxing pair that promises durability, comfortability, and amazing wrist support then Casanova boxing gloves is for you.

With the Casanova, you will never get some fancy designs, innovative colors or something like that. It is an old school boxing glove with ugly appearance. HAHAHA

Casanova Boxing Gloves

However, the quality of their gloves is outstanding. The original leather texture,, soft padding and wonderful wrist support is all what you need in a boxing glove. After using many gloves over the years, this is the one which is quite close to Winning  gloves.

Once you hit the heavy bag with these gloves, you instantly feel the power which is missing from the other so called best boxing brands.

Apart from that, It costs you nothing. Honestly, It’s less than half price of Winning gloves and that’s absolutely a steal. Unbelievable.

This is a Mexican brand and because of a their very strong relation with the sport of boxing, you expect something brilliant from them. One thing I must say that, It’s very underrated because of many reasons like poor marketing, and old school style.

PROs

Handmade quality leather gloves.

Very reasonable in price.

Super hand and wrist protection.

Extraordinary comfort and better thumb placement.

Long lasting.

CONs

Not beautiful in design. Pretty old school stuff.

My Thoughts

If you are in budget and looking for something super special, then pick the Casanova boxing gloves without wasting a single minute.

Cleto Reyes Boxing Gloves

Another Mexican brand, I am featuring in my list  is Cleto Reyes. Well, without a doubt, it is one of the very best boxing gloves for professionals because of the thunderous impact you get from these gloves.

But, in the same time, I would not recommend you to use it in sparring sessions because these gloves can hurt your partner really badly. Most of you have noticed that the legendary Manny Pacquiao use Reyes gloves in his fights but in sparring session he always prefers winning gloves.

Cleto Reyes Hook and Loop Gloves

The science behind the success of Reyes gloves is it’s simple design. Yes, they have made the things simple by ensuring less padding and making a shape for smaller fist. Their construction really helps the boxers to squeeze from the opponent defence and make the punch really count. They are purely designed to transfer the momentum and power rather than the protection of your hands.

Apart from that, it surely suits the mexican style boxing as well as that’s why it is regarded as the number 1 boxing brand in the country. The handcraft construction with premium quality material is what you get from this brand.

The only thing that itches me about this boxing brand is that you can’t use it for training. For sparring, you surely have to choose winning or any other brand like most of the mexicans. Apart from that, i also experienced a slight low in quality in recent years but still they are the beast in the game.

PROs

One of the best handmade boxing gloves in the industry.

Preferred by professional boxers.

Reasonable price.

Solid construction that lasts upto 3000 rounds easily.

CONs

Not for sparring.

Inconsistent in quality in the recent years.

My Thoughts

I really love the premium quality and construction of Cleto-Reyes gloves. For professional fights, this should be your choice for sure but for training, I would choose Winning.

Rival Boxing Gloves

The Canadian company Rival is one of the best producers of boxing equipment in the world. When it comes to boxing gloves, they are certainly the most stylish and comfortable due to its shock absorbing padding.

In United States and Mexico, Rival was not a very popular boxing brand a few years back but now surely you see a lot of Rival equipment especially Rival boxing headgear in the gyms frequently. The reason of popularity is pretty simple and that’s because of their high quality stuff.

rival boxing gloves

The combination of d30 padding with 15-degree cuff design provides great stability, comfort and plenty of flexibility to work with. You never experience hand pain because of superb construction and shock absorbing padding.

Apart from that, the best thing about the Rival is that they are the most innovative and never afraid to bring the new technology in the boxing equipment. Not only that, but they have also classified their gloves into two categories (sparring & Bag) and that is quite good.

If you need a pair of gloves, that works overall well then pick the Sparring model. Otherwise you can also take dense-foamed bag gloves for training. Moreover, these gloves come in plenty of aesthetic colors and sizes.

So, overall Rival boxing gloves always meet your expectations and provide you the highest value of your money.

PROs

Beautiful design with plenty of comfort.

Shock absorbing d30 intelli-shocked technology that cushions your hand.

Reasonable in price.

Super comfortable thumb and wrist fitting.

CONs

A Lot of junk/clone is available so make sure to pick the original Rival boxing gloves.

My Thoughts

I heard a lot of buzz about Rival gloves but not aware of the quality initially. After testing it, I have become of huge of this boxing brand. Simple awesome.

Ring to Cage C-17 Japanese Style Training Gloves 2.0

Ring to Cage C-17 is one of the best boxing gloves you ill find in a 100$ price range. The Japanese company tried to clone the exceptional winning gloves and honestly they have done really well in getting close to it.

Due to the premium leather construction, the padding is super comfortable. While molding your hand, you never feel discomfort even after rounds of bagwork or sparring. And this is due to high quality padding.

Ring Cage Boxing Gloves

The lining is just same to Winning and the mexican style wrist support is also impeccable. Other than that, the thumb position is straighter which is also identical to the winning gloves and that’s what helps you to make ideal fist position.

Honesty, Winning has much better thumb positioning but the C-17 is also remarkable. So. overall you can expect next level comfortness from these gloves.Moreover, the design fits on the hands nicely and the standard velcro straps does the rest.

PROs

Great construction and design.

Extremely comfortable in training sessions.

Closest clone of winning gloves.

Low price as compared to quailty.

Comes in variety of colors.

CONs

Rough outer tags.

The leader is a bit dull.

My Thoughts

Ring to Cage C-17 Japanese Style Training Gloves 2.0 has surely shut their critics in a big way. These gloves ooze a lot of compactness n class. Furthermore the price is also reasonable.

Twins Special BGVL-3 Training Gloves

Arguably Twins Special is one of the best boxing brands in Thailand. To be honest, I wasn’t sure about the quality of these gloves until i use this in my friend’s gym. From the very first punch, i got a nice feeling that this is something else and since then I am using this for my training sessions.

Twins Special BGVL-3 is a velcro strap gloves with a soft padding a compact wrist support. Although, these are thai-made but they are quite identical to western-style boxing gloves.

Twins Special Velcro Boxing Gloves

BGVL-3 gloves provides a great cushion to your hands and knuckles and I guarantee that you never get any bruises because of it’s super soft padding. It has a three-layered padding which gives the utmost comfort that any boxer wants.

Moreover, these gloves are handmade and the leather used in it are genuine leather unlike many other overrated brands. Because of the brilliant construction, these gloves last incredibly long. The velcro strapping is also up to the mark.

The best part about the Twins Special is that you can buy these gloves for less than 100 bucks and that’s clearly a great deal. With all these features, it’s quite tough to pick such good pair of gloves in less than 100$.

At first, It will be a little hard for you to get use to these gloves because of extra padding. So, that’s the only drawback i have seen in this model. Other than that, everything is fine.

PROs

High quality genuine leather.

Very low in price.

Super padding for hand protection.

Wonderful soft material.

Velcro Strapping is also fine.

CONs

Extra padding can be bulky for some boxers.

My Thoughts

I am very satisfied with the Twins Special velcro Straps gloves. The quality leather and overall construction is pure class. Because it is handmade gloves, the stitching is also very good.

TITLE Classic Lace-Up Leather Training Gloves

Title is one of the most popular boxing brands in the sports as you will find their equipment in almost every gym in States. Back in the days, the quality of the Title boxing gloves were pretty impressive and arguable there were not better boxing gloves under $50 then Title gloves in the market.

But, to be honest, in the recent years, i have seen decline in the quality and don’t know what’s the reason behind that. Their prices are still very low but the quality they used to deliver is no more there. From leading to padding to stitching, I have found everything below par.

title ooxing gloves

Now come to the TITLE Classic Lace up boxing gloves.

Well, if your budget is very low and you want something that works well in bag and sparring sessions then i would recommend Title classic gloves. These are pretty good in terms of training and It’s hard to find any better boxing gloves in 40$ range.

These gloves have a leather construction with a pretty good foam padding. It has also a nylon inner liner alongside laces. So, overall a reasonable package in a small cost.

PROs

Very low in price.

Solid padding and lacing.

Available in 3 colors (Black, Red & Blue).

CONs

The performance of this model when compared to Winning, rival or Casanova gloves.

My Thoughts

If I have only 40 bucks in my pocket then I will take Title Classic Boxing gloves without any hassle. Low in cost and good in overall performance.

Sanabul Gel Sparring Gloves

The core reason why I am including Sanabul in my list is that it has more than 1600 reviews on Amazon and most of them are highly positive. I have personally not tested this brand but the reviews are forcing me to do so.

The gel infused foam padding ensures good protection and easy to use. Moreover, the longitudinal arch design fits properly in your hand and wrist that helps you to strike the punch in a better way.

sanabul boxing gloves

Apart from that, the velcro straps are there to ensure proper grip. As far as price is concerned, It costs you only 20$ and that never hurts your pocket forsure. In this price range, I am damn sure that you can’t get anything better than Sanabul gel boxing gloves.

For bagwork and sparring, you can try these gloves. Furthermore,it also comes in plenty of cool color combinations including copper black and metallic blue. So, what else you can demand in 20 bucks?

PROs

Very cheap in price.

1250+ Amazon reviews.

Velcro strapping.

Multiple color combinations.

CONs

Cheap quality.

My Thoughts

For 20$ price, this is a perfect choice for you. Apart from that, it possesses more than 1600 reviews on Amazon and that is not a joke. So, you can try this brand for sure.

TITLE Boxing Pro Style Leather Training Gloves

TITLE pro style training gloves is one of highest demanding gloves in the United States. The reason of its popularity is straightforward due to its low cost and considerably good quality. The padding in the pro boxing leather gloves is pretty decent.

With the shock absorbing foams, you tend to land better strikes due to high level comfort. Moreover, the leather wrist strap ensures better wrist protecting and prevents the twisting. The manufacturers also placed the nylon liners to repel moisture and keep them odor free.

pro leather title boxing gloves

For a low price of 40 bucks, this model is a perfect choice for you. You can train in these gloves and spar with your partners easily due to quality padding. To be honest, the construction is not world class but still it is pretty compact in a 40$ price tag.

These gloves are available in 3 cool colors including Black, Red & Purple. If you need these TITLE gloves for training then pick the 160z ones.

PROs

Nice Padding and construction.

Price is really low.

Strapping is also good.

Available in multiple colors and sizes.

CONs

Not original leather.

My Thoughts

To be honest, with this price range, this is a great package. These Pro Style boxing gloves can last many rounds of sparring and bag work. So, a nice deal for sure.

Hayabusa T3 Boxing Gloves

Hayabusa is a prominent MMA brand but failed to establish any authority in the boxing circuit. Hayabusa introduced T3 boxing gloves with some good features but the price is too high for my likings.

There is a 5-layer foam structure that protects the hand and prevents break in. The dual-X strapping strapping system interlocks the wrist properly and gives you a lace-like support. Moreover, the antimicrobial technology eliminates the odor in a quick time and hence you can use it again and again without any hassle.

hayabusa boxing gloves

What i didn’t like about these gloves is that it is too stiff. You can really hurt your sparring partner with these gloves. So, I wouldn’t recommend these boxing gloves for sparring.

Another thing that also makes me feel uncomfortable is the price tag. I think you have way better options including (Rival, Reyes and Casanova) in a 120+$ price range.

PROs

Eye-catching design and graphics.

Dual-strap system is quite effective.

Antimicrobial technology eliminates odor.

Antimicrobial technology eliminates odor. Nice and compact wrist support.

CONs

Expensive.

Too stiff.

My Thoughts

Well, these gloves are ok but the price is too high. I will never get these in 130 bucks. You can buy some great stuff in their price range.

Venum Challenger 2.0 Boxing Gloves

Venum is a popular company with a solid MMA background. They are famous for producing wonderful MMA equipment and you have seen their stuff have been used by professionals like Jose Aldo, Mauricio Rua and plenty others. So, they know the art of making quality equipment for sure.

Venum Challenger 2.0 has a polyurethane leather which delivers powerful impact and more importantly easy to clean. The triple layered foam is likely to absorb more shocks and aids in hand protection.


The strapping system consists of velcro and elastic straps that fits easily in your hands and locks the wrist movement. Apart from that, the thumb position in the Challenger 2.0 is full attached and that helps you in making a great fist position.

In Venum Challenger 2.0 boxing gloves, the design is wonderful. There are tons of options to choose but my favorite one is Black/Gold color. You can also pick Gold, Red, Black, Gray, Blue and quite a few other colors as well.

PROs

Better velcro strapping.

Multiple colors.

Solid padding.

Attached thumb position.

Cheap in price.

CONs

Leather quality is cheap.

A bit stiff

My Thoughts

To be honest, you can’t expect too much from a boxing gloves under 50$. This is a good choice for beginners and you can use it for sparring and bag work without thinking twice.

Venum Elite Boxing Gloves

Venum Elite is also a good model that attracts plenty of eyeballs due to hi-tech design and style. Apart from the design, it also has some sound features and the price is quite reasonable.

The company states that the “premium leather construction” in the Elite gloves, however the story is different. The leather is not of a premium quality but works well for bagwork and sparring rounds.

The thai-made Venum gloves has a nice padding (triple-density foam) that protects the hand from the injuries. Moreover, there is an attached thumb position in it which helps you to prevent the thumb injuries.

It also comes in wonderful eye pleasing colors and designs. To be honest, the design and Hi-FI colors forces the people to buy the gloves rather than quality.

Personally, I have tested it in my gym and didn’t find anything exceptional. However, the design is just wow. So, that’s the primary reason why people love Venum gloves.

PROs

Beautiful design and colors.

Multiple colors.

450+ positive reviews on Amazon.

Reasonable in price.

CONs

Leather quality is low.

Construction is just ok

My Thoughts

Venum Elite Gloves are cheap in price so you can’t expect premium quality for sure. But overall for beginners, these boxing gloves are not a bad package by any means.