Originally Posted by rusak
Also, the idea that more padded gloves would protect the fist but not the opponent is just absolutely ridiculous. If you admit that the extra padding protects the fist, you are also de facto admitting that it also protects the opponent, because the same principles are at work here.
There are two sides to the argument.
If you are going to downgrade the old timers power based on the gloves, then you have to upgrade their chins to the same extent.
If they were all feather fisted but the gloves made them into killers, then they all had iron chins, because they took shots with those gloves!