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For an overview of boxing gloves variants in all games, see boxing gloves.
Golden Gloves
Golden Gloves.png
Boxing gloves icon.png
SkillUnarmed 0
Strength Req.1
Attack statistics
1 (1.4)
1.3 (2.6)
Crit Dmg
Crit % Mult
1.3 (1.9)AP28
Effect+50 Fatigue (KO)
+15 damage otherwise
Item HP250
Boxing gloves
Editor ID?
Base ID000e58bb
Perk Effects
Perks (dam.)
Perks (Att.)

The Golden Gloves are a pair of unique boxing gloves in Fallout: New Vegas.


Like boxing gloves and boxing tape, the Golden Gloves inflict a manner of 'sub-lethal' injury, in the form of fatigue damage. When an opponent takes too much fatigue damage, it knocks them out rather than killing them.

If the opponent cannot be fatigued, the gloves will instead inflict 15 damage to their health. Of the three, the Golden Gloves inflict the most fatigue damage at 50 points, versus the boxing gloves' 35, and the boxing tape's 20.


  • Boxing tape, a variant that deals the least amount of fatigue damage.
  • Boxing gloves, a variant that deals less fatigue damage.


Name Dmg/att Fatigue dmg DPS Att/sec Crit mult Crit dmg AP cost Weight Item HP Value Stat Req.
Boxing tape 4 20 5.2 1.3 x1 4 28 0.25 500 100 Unarmed:0 Strength:1
Boxing gloves 1 35 1.3 1.3 x1 1 28 6 200 100 Unarmed:0 Strength:1
Golden gloves 1 50 1.3 1.3 x2 1 28 6 250 100 Unarmed:0 Strength:1
¹ These weapons inflict Fatigue damage in addition to their regular damage.


The Golden Gloves can be found on the casino floor of the Lucky 38 casino, in the VIP Lounge. The lounge is situated at the top of a small staircase to the left upon entering the Lucky 38. They are located on a bookshelf behind the bar, with a framed issue of Boxing Times adjacent to them.


  • Robots are never capable of being fatigued when using this weapon.
  • Festus can be "killed" with the Golden Gloves.

Behind the scenes

  • The Golden Gloves is the name of an annual competition in the United States for amateur boxers, usually referring to the National Golden Gloves competition.
  • The icon for Golden Gloves is stored in the folder which houses icons associated with perks, possibly indicating that the weapon was at one point intended to be a perk instead.


  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png This weapon will apply the same fatigue damage even if the attacked non-player character is blocking.
  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png No additional fatigue damage is applied when the player's attack results in a critical hit or sneak attack critical.
  • PCIcon pc.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Sometimes when you switch to another weapon after equipping and using the Golden Gloves they will still appear as equipped even when you pull out the other weapon.