High quality boxing gloves are made in genuine cow skin leather although there are gloves that are made in Buffalo skins, Goat skins and synthetic materials to make the prices competitive and affordable.
Cow Leather: The reason what makes cow skin leather the best choice for a pair of boxing gloves is because it has extra stretch, strong yet soft. Skin’s hair spots are almost invisible. Comparatively a pair in cow leather is expensive.
Buffalo leather is though strong but does not have that extra elasticity which is a pre-requisite for boxing gloves. The skin’s hair spots are very visible. The feel of the leather a bit harder as compared to Cow skin.
Comparatively a pair in buffalo leather is cheaper than cow leather.
Similarly, Goat skins have extra stretch but they are not that strong and is not long lasting so this leather is not widely used to produce boxing products. However, this leather is widely used in Fitness / Weight Lifting gloves.
Synthetic OR PU Material:
Man made artificial material (also called Artificial Leather) which is strong enough and is widely used to produce equipment to offer at affordable prices. A wide range of different PU quality and colors available.
There are many different styles and models of boxing gloves. The padding is either INJECTION molded foam which is a pre-shaped OR HAND MADE molded foam which is a combination of Latex, EVA, Underlay and Foam.