Originally Posted by wordisbond
By padding, I am assuming you mean holding mitts for a fighter, not wrapping a fighter's hands right? I know that Cus D'Aamato never held mitts for Mike Tyson because of his old age. However from all the training footage I've seen, Teddy Atlas and Kevin Rooney rarely held mitts for Mike either, although they did loads of slip work using gloves.
Freddie Roach talked about getting hit accidentally while holding the mitts for Tyson on one of his training DVDs.