lighter gloves = faster hands and less protection for both you and your training partner
heavier gloves = more protection for both you and your training partner, builds better speed and helps condition you to keep your hands up. not to mention they are bigger to block incoming shots.
when sparring or shaddow boxing i prefer 16 oz gloves, but for bag/pad work i'll use 10 oz gloves. spar for 3 rounds with 16 oz'rs and then put on some 10 oz'rs and hit the focus mitts - instant speed! you'll never believe that a measly 6 ounces could make such a difference.
Last edited by zderekv; 09-27-2007 at 02:38 PM.