Gennadiy Gennadyevich Golovkin (“GGG”) is an incredibly talented Boxer in his own right with a stellar record.
Most of his wins come by knockout, so it begs the question: what boxing gloves does GGG use to be so effective? The answer:
Gennadiy Gennadyevich Golovkin (GGG) uses Grant boxing gloves for his fights. He wore white and gold gloves against Ryota Murata and black with white and gold trim gloves against Kamil Szeremeta.
Let’s look deeper into GGG’s history with Grant in training, fights, and controversies with his gloves of choice. Keep reading to find out more.
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What Boxing Gloves GGG Uses In Training
Gennadiy Gennadyevich Golovkin has custom Grant boxing gloves for his training with his nickname “GGG” branded on them.
Anytime you see GGG in training, he will be wearing a different color of these gloves with his initials on them.
In training, GGG’s glove size could vary between 10 oz for precision training or up to 16 oz gloves for sparring.
Due to his brand sponsorships, he’ll likely receive these gloves and much other gear for training because it’s a standard part of the partnership. It’s also beneficial for the brand because they earn a chance to be featured in the fighter’s media, like on Instagram.
What Boxing Gloves GGG Uses For Fights
Gennadiy Gennadyevich Golovkin uses Grant boxing gloves for his professional fights. It’s typical for Boxers to have sponsorships from branded glove manufacturers so that they wear the gloves of their brand during the fight for exposure.
GGG has been wearing Grant boxing gloves for most of his professional fighting career.
Perhaps it’s a good luck charm with him winning most of his fights by knockout or technical knockout. The man has some excellent skills.
The gloves GGG wears for professional bouts will always be 10 oz. This is the most common glove size for a fight at this high level of Boxing.
Glove Padding Controversy With Gabriel Rosado
In 2013, GGG faced Gabriel Rosado for his 25th fight. The fight took place at Maddison Square Garden (New York), where Gennadiy put on the line his WBA and IBO middleweight titles.
GGG won the fight in the 7th round with a TKO and retained his belts.
After the fight night, Gabriel Rosado whipped up some controversy in the Boxing world by suggesting that GGG’s boxing gloves were “suspect.”
He was effectively accusing Gennadiy of using gloves that had thin padding around the knuckles:
“I’m not saying that he’s not fighting with 10-ounce gloves, but when I noticed them, them [bleep]s were skinny as [bleep]. Mine had more cushion on the knuckles, and his had a little less. When he hit me in the first round, it felt different.”Gabriel Rosado speaking at the Caesars Hotel, Boardwalk Hall ahead of his fight with Peter Quillin, 2013
He continued to describe that it felt too much like a bat when we felt one of the first jabs from GGG on his forehead.
Usually, fighters expect the gloves to have worn down in the later rounds of the fight. In contrast, Rosadodo seemed confident that GGG’s gloves didn’t have proper padding around the knuckles, and he could feel it.
GGG’s gloves for his fight with Gabriel Rosado were also Grant gloves. These are the same gloves chosen by Floyd Mayweather for professional fights.
Before the fight takes place, both fighters’ will have their gloves by the local Athletics Commission, which in this case was from New York State.
Both fighters’ boxing gloves were approved for the match, so it’s unlikely that either pair of gloves was tampered with or contained less or more padding.
I guess we’ll never know the truth. Sometimes getting punched can feel harder or like there is no cushioning to the blow. And that might be just as simple as GGG’s hands being very powerful and snappy in his punches.
Where To Buy GGG’s Grant Boxing Gloves
Grant boxing gloves are notoriously tricky to buy. Grant Worldwide specializes in producing gloves for professional fights, some of the best-reviewed gloves available.
If you’re in the USA, you can try contacting Grant Worldwide directly by emailing them at [email protected]. But be prepared upfront that they will be expensive to buy and can take many weeks to prepare, manufacture and ship to you.
If you’re in the UK, use The Boxing Gloves, they have a Grant boxing glove selection. If they are currently out of stock, I’d recommend contacting them directly to ask about upcoming restocking.
The Boxing Gloves are also delivered to the USA and internationally for an extra cost.
Now you know how GGG uses primarily boxing gloves from the Grant brand. He wears the Grant gloves in all of his professional fights.
If you’ve finished reading this, you might next want to find out what boxing gloves Floyd Mayweather uses!