I am a novice. After bad experiences with cheaper gloves I decided to invest in two pairs of Cleto Reyes. I want to make sure I get the most out of them.
I have a pair of 16 oz Training Gloves (E-616) which I have been using for bag and mitt work and I love them. I also purchased a pair of 16oz Extra Padding Training gloves (E-816), which are yet to arrive. Both are Hook and Loop style.
I intend to start sparring within the next 2 months. I noticed that some guys in the forums suggest not using the sparring gloves for bag work. There also seems to be an aversion towards Reyes for sparring.
These are my questions:
(1) which of my pairs would make better sparring gloves and which would make better bag/mitt gloves, considered one set is more padded than the other?
(2) Do I really need to have separate gloves for sparring and bag?
Please, note that I do not intend to buy another pair of gloves soon. So I will use one of the Reyes for sparring.
All the best,