Originally Posted by jabsRstiff
...and that means he was very good for his time. Take the way he fought and have him fight that way against Joe Frazier, and you'd see a laughable slaughter.
Gunboat could very well have been right about the all-around toughness of the fighters from his era compared to the modern ones. But, he was wrong about the gloves and guys not getting hurt from them. He'd have been split in two by Foreman, Shavers, and Lyle if they hit him with the "*****" gloves he mocked.
Who knows? What if you put these guys back in time to 1910 with 4 ounze gloves, little rules and 20 round+ fights?
I know you are talking about ATG's in Frazier and Foreman, but I'm sure The Gunner could rock with both Shavers and Lyle.