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For an overview of boxing gloves variants in all games, see boxing gloves.

The boxing gloves are a non-lethal weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


These gloves are designed to inflict as little injury as possible to one's knuckles, while inflicting as much damage as possible to the opponent's face. This allows 'safely' knocking someone out without killing them.

Like boxing tape and the Golden Gloves, this weapon has a special effect of inflicting fatigue damage (KO, not unlike bean bag shells) and has a Strength requirement of 1. This makes up for the weapon's otherwise pitiful amount of inflicted injury.

The gloves do not work on robots, as machines cannot be 'worn down'. Robots are inherently immune to Fatigue damage. The gloves will add additional devastation to each blow to compensate for the lack of effectiveness.

V.A.T.S. Special AttacksEdit

Type of attackIcon attackSkill requiredIcon abilityDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Icon damageAction point costIcon actionDamage per action pointIcon dapAdditional effectsIcon effect
Stomp504200.2Only on knocked down enemies
Cross752.2200.112.5x damage to limbs
Note: Unarmed weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.


The boxing gloves can successfully strike about 995 times from full condition before breaking.



Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Icon meleeDamage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon damageDamage per secondIcon dpsBonus effectsIcon bonus effectAttacks per secondIcon attackCritical Chance % multiplierIcon chanceCritical damageIcon critical damageAction Point costIcon actionDamage per action pointIcon dapDurability (number of attacks before breaking)Icon repairWeightIcon weightValue in capsIcon merchantValue to weight ratioIcon ratioSkill requiredIcon abilityStrength requiredIcon fist
Boxing gloves 1
1.3+35 Fatigue1.26x11280.1995610016.701
Golden Gloves 1
1.3+50 Fatigue1.26x21280.11245610016.701
Boxing tape 4
5.1+20 Fatigue1.26x14280.324950.2510040001
Note: Unarmed damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


  • They can be bought at Gun Runners outside the east New Vegas entrance, but they rarely appear.
  • Chet at the Goodsprings General Store occasionally has them in stock but they are usually in poor condition.
  • Mick of Mick & Ralph's in Freeside may have a pair available in poor condition.
  • A mid-condition pair can be found inside a locked (average) locker in Jean Sky Diving.
  • East of the Hidden Supply Cave there is a small campfire (close to the mountain); near it one can find them inside a gun case.
  • Occasionally found inside Nash residence, Primm. The boxing gloves are found in the right gun cabinet in the bedroom. Must be stolen.
  • A pair in poor condition will be given to the Courier by Doc Mitchell if the Unarmed skill is tagged.


  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 This weapon will apply the same fatigue damage even if the attacked non-player character is blocking. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 No additional fatigue damage is applied when the player's attack results in a Critical Hit or sneak attack critical. [verified]