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Old 01-18-2013, 06:22 PM   #71
Synthetic Decay
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Default Re: Brutal Dempsey sparring Knockout in slow motion

Originally Posted by janitor View Post
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!

I think that is the case for the top level fighters. Somewhere in the middle of what you said anyway I don't think anyone was suggesting that they were feather fisted, just that there is a difference due to the gloves used and that it is seldom mentioned.
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