What Types of Boxing Gloves Are There?
Boxing gloves come in different sizes and weights, and work to serve different purposes.
Bag gloves—As the name suggests, bag gloves should only be used on bags as they use less padding than sparring or competition gloves. This will give you a better feel for how your punches are landing and make it easier to spot errors in form. Bag gloves can be used on heavy bags, speedbags, pads and most other punch training devices
Training gloves—These are the best all-around gloves for those new to the sport. The padding is ample for sparring, yet light enough for bag work, making them the “jack of all trades” option for those who only want to purchase one pair of gloves.
Sparring gloves— Sparring gloves are similar to training gloves but have more padding to ensure that you do not injure your sparring partner. These gloves are perfect for after you’ve been around the ring for a while and are ready to upgrade from your training gloves to a pair of sparring gloves.
Competition gloves—Competition gloves are required for the competitive boxing ring. With less padding than their alternatives, these are suitable for both amateurs and professionals that are competing. They also require sizing by weight division, and amateur gloves are subject to much stricter requirements and rules than are professional versions.