Why do I need a pair of gloves specifically for bag or pad work?
Gloves designed for bag or pad work vary from those intended for sparring. Both are designed to protect your body from injury, but there are respective benefits as well. A sparring or training glove is designed with additional padding to optimize protection for you as well as your sparring partner. Gloves intended for bag or pad work are usually lighter in weight, are developed with slightly less padding, and allow for increased speed and agility, improving aerobic training.
Many fighters choose to own two sets of gloves: one for bag and pad work, and one for sparring. This will allow you to maximize performance and safety, not to mention, increase the longevity of your gloves.