Green boxing gloves don’t really mean anything special. They either mean that the particular boxer likes green, or that the boxer’s team has decided that green is going to go well with the color of his trunks.
Although amateur boxing matches require using red gloves for the home fighter and blue gloves for the challenger, most professional matches don’t have such restrictions.
Even then, it’s relatively rare to see a professional boxer using green boxing gloves. Most of them go for either red or blue, in keeping with tradition. Some prefer to use flashier designs, such as flags or gloves with contrasting colors.
Still, in recent years there have been several high-profile fights where one of the fighters used green boxing gloves.
Floyd Mayweather wore a pair of green Grant boxing gloves during his second fight against Marcos Maidana in 2014.
Tyson Fury famously wore green boxing gloves in all three of his matches against Deontay Wilder. The first fight was a draw, while the second and third fights were both wins for Fury.
More recently, in April 2022 Errol Spence Jr. used a bright green pair of boxing gloves when he fought against Yodenis Ugas and won by TKO.
Some Awesome Green Boxing Gloves
Although green boxing gloves aren’t all that special on their own, green is my favorite color, so I always love it when a pair of boxing gloves comes in green. Here are some of my favorites:
These bright green boxing gloves are a great option for beginners. They’re made of synthetic leather, and while it’s not as durable as the real thing, they’ll definitely last you a long time. The stitching is very well done and the gloves feel good on your hands.
The padding is also very soft, which means that you can use them both for bag work and for sparring.
The main downside is the lack of breathability. While they have some breathability meshes, they’re way too small, covering only a small part of the palm and fingers. This could be a problem if your training sessions are particularly intense. But it’s definitely something you will get used to in time.
Overall, these FIVING Boxing Gloves are a great, affordable option, especially for beginners.
- Great durability for the price
- Nice, soft padding
- Not as durable as leather gloves
- Bad breathability
Cleto Reyes is one of the most famous boxing brands. And these light green boxing gloves are a great example of why! They have latex foam padding which makes them feel very springy. Every time you punch, the high recoil of the padding will let you reset very quickly.
Another great thing about them is that they’re made of high-quality full-grain leather. This means that they’re very durable, and they’ll last you for years to come.
Cleto Reyes also have great wrist mobility. Their flexibility gives your hands very wide range of motion. That range of motion, however, comes at the price of a lack of wrist support. So, if your technique isn’t good, you are definitely going to feel it.
If you have sensitive hands, or some weakness in your wrists, then these are definitely not the gloves for you. When hitting, especially if your hands aren’t wrapped, you can actually feel your knuckles through the material.
However, if you’re the type of boxer who likes throwing multiple punches per round, then these are probably the best for you.
Another big disadvantage is the price, which is definitely on the high end.
- Full grain leather
- Extremely thick and durable
- Very good breathability
- Good range of movement for your hands
- Good wrist mobility
- Very good power transfer
- Some people have problems with the thumb area
- Little padding around the wrist. Wrong punch technique may cause injuries