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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 Attacks

Type of attackSkill requiredDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Action point costDamage per action pointAdditional effects
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.



Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)Attacks in V.A.T.S.- Attacks in V.A.T.S.
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)Action point cost- Action point cost
Damage per attack (damage per projectile)- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per action point- Damage per action point
Damage per second- Damage per secondWeapon spread- Weapon spread
Area of effect damage- Area of effect damageMagazine capacity (shots per reload)- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Effect damage & duration- Effect damage & durationDurability (number of attacks before breaking)- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Bonus effects- Bonus effectsWeight- Weight
Attacks per second- Attacks per secondValue in caps- Value in caps
Critical chance % multiplier- Critical chance % multiplierValue to weight ratio- Value to weight ratio
Critical damage- Critical damageSkill required- Skill required
Critical effect damage & duration- Critical effect damage & durationStrength required- Strength required
With all mods attached- With all mods attached
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per secondBonus effectsAttacks per secondCritical Chance % multiplierCritical damageAction Point costDamage per action pointDurability (number of attacks before breaking)WeightValue in capsValue to weight ratioSkill requiredStrength required
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 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.


  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 This weapon will apply the same fatigue damage even if the attacked non-player character is blocking. [verified]
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 No additional fatigue damage is applied when the player's attack results in a Critical Hit or Sneak Attack Critical. [verified]
  • PCPC Xbox 360Xbox 360 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]
  • PCPC Xbox 360Xbox 360 Using the gloves in a sneak attack would occasionally result in the unit being hit flying vertically in the air. [verified]