Originally Posted by mcvey
The hands argument cuts both ways.
Fitzsimmons might have had hand problems, but he was also alowed to wear protective covers on his hands, which likley contributed to Jeffries facial damage.
It is endlesly frustrating trying to reconstruct Jeffries and Johnson based on the available fight footage. Perhaps the sparring footage gives us a glimpse of the bits that we are missing?
Jeffries carefully examined Fitzsimmons hand wraps in the ring prior to the start, its in the report. Fitz was a 39 years old 172lbs ex champion who was conceding 47lbs, 12 years to Jeffries and ,he had been retired for 2 years.