12 Best Kids' Boxing Gloves And Sparring Gloves To Buy Now

Young girl undergoing boxing training in black gloves

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Your child's boxing gloves need to be the perfect fit, so you must get the right size, padding, wrist support and design.

That's where we come in! We have put together a handy list of the best 12 youth boxing gloves, so you can find a pair that are best suited to your child.

When choosing a pair of boxing gloves, you need to get the right size. 2 oz gloves fit children aged three to four, 4 oz are suited for ages four to five, 6 oz gloves fit any children aged five to seven and 8 oz is a great size for ages eight upwards. 10 and 12 oz are also good for older children.

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Kidadl's Top Pick

Whilst all the great boxing gloves for kids on our list are highly recommended, if you're short on time, here's our top pick based on price, shock protection and padded design.

1. RDX R8 6oz Kids Boxing Gloves

RDX R8 6oz Kids Boxing Gloves.

The RDX boxing gloves are specifically designed to protect small hands. The curved design and the hi-tech padding ensures that any impact shock is distributed evenly across the glove. With palm padding also included, this means that the entire hand is protected and your child's fingers are safe.

The mesh ventilation inside and the QD-1 lining cools the hand and absorbs any sweat or moisture, so these gloves can be worn for longer periods of time without becoming uncomfortable or unhygienic. This is product is great value for money.

Main Features

  • Price: £23.99
  • Age: 6-8
  • Size: 6 oz
  • Maya hide leather
  • Shell Shock gel padding
  • Junior Jack mould
  • Mesh palm ventilation
  • QD-1 lining

Best For Kids To Match With Adults

2. Proforce Leatherette Boxing Gloves

Proforce Leatherette Boxing Gloves.
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This Proforce pair of boxing gloves models the iconic red gloves that you see in any boxing film. The leatherette material makes these a slightly more affordable buy, and the padded, curved form and wrist strap ensure protection whilst you are boxing.

This pair of gloves is available from 10 oz to 22 oz which means it is suitable for both children aged eight and above, and for adults too, so why not buy a matching pair with your kids and box together?

Main Features

  • Price: £27.48
  • Age: 8-14
  • Size: 10 oz
  • Curved form fit
  • Leatherette material
  • Hook and loop wrist strap
  • Vented palms

Best For Sparring Practice

3. Everlast 8oz Training Gloves

Everlast 8oz Training Gloves.
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These gloves are a great gateway before you buy a set of more professional boxing gloves. The Everlast gloves are ideal for sparring and mitt work, rather than boxing practice itself. The curved padding and wrist enclosure for support mean that your child remains completely protected, even if only training. These are available in four different colours so there is something for everyone.

Main Features

  • Price: £34.46
  • Age: 8-14
  • Size: 8 oz
  • Mesh ventilation
  • Velcro closure
  • Curved foam padding

Best For High Quality Design

4. Elite Sports Boxing Gloves

Elite Sports Boxing Gloves.

Elite is a very popular brand for sporting equipment, and with these super lightweight, durable and fully protected gloves, your tween can get started in no time at all. With these specific gloves, you are paying a reasonable price for high quality design, so this is definitely a must-buy for your older children.

The shock absorption, mesh ventilation and double wrist closure ensure wrist support, padding protection and comfort whilst using the gloves.

Main Features

  • Price: £24.99
  • Age: 8-10
  • Size: 10-16 oz
  • Triple density gel
  • Shock absorption
  • Cooling mesh ventilation
  • Double Velcro wrist closure
  • Sweat wicking design

Best For All Abilities

5. Maxx Junior Boxing Gloves

Maxx Junior Boxing Gloves.
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The Maxx junior are moulded and designed to the same high standards as the adult gloves, so these do not compromise on quality simply because they are for kids. Not only are they well designed, they are also specifically made for professional quality boxing in competitions and classes. But, if you are looking more for amateur level, these are also suitable for bag work, so are a great overall buy no matter the level.

You can buy the matching pads for these Junior boxing gloves at Maxx online.

Main Features

  • Price: £17.50
  • Age: 4-14
  • Size: 4-16 oz
  • Rexion leather
  • Machine moulded padding
  • Velcro closure

Best For Tweens

6. Venum Unisex Contender 2.0 Boxing Gloves

Venum Unisex Contender 2.0 Boxing Gloves.
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The Venum Contender is a very highly recommended pair of gloves for aspiring tween boxers. The injected foam makes for extra comfort whilst playing, and the large Velcro wrist closure allows for a very secure fit. These will really fit like a glove!

Main Features

  • Price: £39.98
  • Age: 11-13
  • Injected foam
  • Large Velcro enclosure
  • Fully attached thumb

Best For Families On A Budget

7. Farabi Kids Junior Boxing Gloves

Farabi Kids Junior Boxing Gloves.
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These synthetic leather boxing gloves are an excellent buy on a budget and are well suited to younger players. The Farabi are designed specifically for kids to try their hand at boxing in a more athletic capacity. However, they can also be used for a bit of fun in the house too, and can be a great gift for any sport-loving children.

With special ventilation and anti-microbial properties, these are also great for hygiene and make this model longer lasting than other budget buys.

Main Features

  • Price: £12.99
  • Age: 4-5
  • Size: 4 oz
  • Synthetic leather gloves
  • Internal layered mould
  • Nano thread stitching
  • Curved foam padding
  • Swift-Z closure

Best For Under 5s

8. Dtown Boxing Gloves

Dtown Boxing Gloves.
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These are the best boxing gloves for kids wanting to grapple and strike, so if that is what your child wishes to learn, these are the gloves for you! The breathable, ventilated design makes sure that the gloves are aired out whilst being worn and the padding inside is also easy to clean should there be any sweating whilst they box. The large loop and hook fastener are designed to make them easy to pull on and off for toddlers and younger kids.

Main Features

  • Price: £14.99
  • Age: 4-5
  • Size: 4 oz
  • Breathable lining (5 air holes)
  • EVA foam padding
  • Hook and loop fastener

Best For Under 10s

9. ONEX Junior Boxing Gloves

ONEX Junior Boxing Gloves.
Image © Amazon

These toddler boxing gloves are suited for children aged three upwards, which means even the littlest kids can get their box on! Designed to limit impact, the multi-layered fabrics reduce chances of injury to little wrists and the wrist strap provides support when you punch.

This is the best way to introduce your child into kids' boxing, so why not invest in some good-quality, beginner gloves and get them started? The 2 oz size fits ages three to six, and the 4 oz size is suitable for ages six to eight.

Main Features

  • Price: £7.99
  • Age: 3-8
  • Moisture wicking material
  • Multi-layered design
  • Wide wrist strap

Best For A Colourful Design

10. Sanabul Sticker Bomb Kids Boxing Gloves

Sanabul Sticker Bomb Kids Boxing Gloves.
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These Sanabul sticker boxing gloves are designed with kids in mind. The super cool cartoons of 'Dino Jungle', 'Fury Fist' and 'Roar Rage' make these kids' gloves that little bit more exciting with bright colours and funky designs. These are good for amateur kids' boxing classes and other combat sports such as kickboxing or sparring.

The loop and hook system make these easy to take on and off, and provide a secure fit whilst fighting, so they are well suited to younger boxers.

Main Features

  • Price: £31.30
  • Age: 5-8
  • Size: 6-8 oz
  • Impact protection foam
  • Loop and hook closure system
  • Breathable palms

Best Boxing Gloves To Give As A Gift

11. LetsGo Toyz Boxing Gloves

LetsGo Toyz Boxing Gloves.
Image © Amazon

These toy boxing gloves are a great gift for any sporty beginner wanting to start boxing. Not only does it encourage fun, it allows for physical exercise and stress relief all in one! With Velcro for wrist support, a sponge layer for padding and a breathable lining for ventilation, these gloves have it all for a very reasonable price.

Main Features

  • Price: £12.99
  • Age: 5-9
  • Size: 6-8 oz
  • Sponge buffer layer
  • Velcro tape
  • Breathable lining

Best Boxing Set

12. RDX J12 Boxing Gloves And Pads

RDX J12 Boxing Gloves And Pads.

This set of kids' boxing gloves and pads is an excellent buy to get your child progressing in their boxing journey. The focus pads mean that two people can box together. With one safely padded up in the special leather gloves and the other holding the pads, you can enjoy mitt practice from the comfort of your own home. This may lead to some great family bonding through sport.

Main Features

  • Price: £34.46
  • Age: 5-12
  • ConVex leather gloves
  • Foam-padded focus pads
  • Shock-buster design
  • Mesh palms and rear pads

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