By boxing gloves are you talking about gloves to work the bag with or to work with a sparring partner? I was brought up having one pair for just bag training and one pair for just sparring/partner work.
One bit of advice before you buy. Buy a pair of handwraps 160-180 inches long. Wrap your hands and try on some gloves at Academy or Walmart or wherever. Just get an idea what size will fit you with your hands wrapped up not bare.
You can pick up more handwraps for cheap later by visiting Ringside.com’s clearence rack.
Anyways, for your reading pleasure here are a couple articles on gloves and equipment.
Glove Size - Fitting
More Quality Gear Stuff and Tpis
Wow! Thanks a lot for all the info. Thank you everyone for all the input. I went ahead and ordered my fair pair of gloves today. After doing a lot of research, fairtex seemed to continuously come on top.
I spoke with my instructor at the club and he said I needed just one pair of 16 oz gloves for training/sparring. Although I have read online that they should be separate, this is easier on my pockets because I just spent $100 on gloves and I can’t imagine having to spend the same amount again in a couple months when it comes time to spar.
I ordered the black 16 oz training gloves by fairtex for $89.99 + shipping. I am very excited about using them. Thanks again. I have one last question, is there a correct way to wrap your hands because there seem to be many different ways that people are doing it.