Originally Posted by janitor
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 can agree with that, many of these guys could take a beating. In the case of Dempsey, his opposition was so bad that we don't know how good Dempsey's chin really was.