There different types of fight gloves but mainly boxing gloves and MMA Gloves are the most commonly used. For both types of gloves there are three types of material used to make these gloves. Leather, Synthetic Leather and Rexene.
Leather is considered to be the highest quality material being used to boxing gloves. But there are two types of leather used in boxing gloves, cowhide leather and buffalo leather. What’s the difference between them? Difference is that cowhide leather is looks shiny and feels smooth as compare to buffalo leather. But leather is not only the part which makes the gloves known for its quality. But real thing is the mould (Inside the Gloves) it should be flexible enough so that it could absorb punch pressure. And I would say that quality seekers should only use gloves with latex hand mould gloves.
I grade synthetic leather 2nd quality for fight gear. Its mainly called PU. Gloves made with PU material give smooth and comfortable grip. I prefer PU mostly in MMA Gloves. But here again PU is not only which will make a high quality gloves it’s the mould. And in Mixed Martial Arts gloves the most important is the thickness of the mould. I would prefer 6 MM Eva mould made of PU as a prefect gloves.
Rexene is also a famous material used for gloves. Its not durable as leather and synthetic leather. But still you can find so many gloves made of this material as this material is cheap so I guess maybe people dispose them after a short use so that they can buy new. I think its better to spend money once and enjoy its worth as once used gloves means you are used to with those gloves.