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

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


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.

V.A.T.S. Special AttacksEdit

Icon attackIcon abilityIcon damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon 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 Golden Gloves can successfully strike about 1245 times from full condition before breaking.



Icon melee- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)Icon sequence- Attacks in V.A.T.S.
Icon gun- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)Icon action- Action point cost
Icon damage- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon dap- Damage per action point
Icon dps- Damage per secondIcon spread- Weapon spread
Icon explosion- Area of effect damageAssault carbine extended magazines- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Icon effect- Effect damage & durationIcon repair- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Icon bonus effect- Bonus effectsIcon weight- Weight
Icon attack- Attacks per secondIcon merchant- Value in caps
Icon chance- Critical chance % multiplierIcon ratio- Value to weight ratio
Icon critical damage- Critical damageIcon ability- Skill required
Icon crit effect- Critical effect damage & durationIcon fist- Strength required
Icon plus- With all mods attached
Icon meleeIcon damageIcon dpsIcon bonus effectIcon attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratioIcon abilityIcon 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.


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.


  • Like boxing gloves and boxing tape, the Golden Gloves inflict a manner of non-lethal injury, in the form of fatigue damage. When an opponent takes too much fatigue damage, they are knocked out instead of killed, though they will recover in time.
  • Festus and Muggy can be disabled with the Golden Gloves, although most other robots cannot.
  • When using this set of boxing gloves, it is possible to destroy a turret without it exploding, which results in the turret remaining loot-able.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • 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.


  • 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]
  • PCIcon pc Xbox 360Icon xbox360 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. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Using the gloves in a sneak attack would occasionally result in the unit being hit flying vertically in the air. [verified]


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