Originally Posted by BattlingNelson
I think your are mixing a couple of books. The Gunner is talking about how he went 20 rounds to a decision over Jess Willard which seemed odd to him because he was such a terrific hitter. He then goes out on the tangent and talks about how he cannot understand how the fighters of today can KO somebody with those heavy gloves.
It is a section in a book called the Memoirs of Gunboat Smith or something similar, it is one of the great reads in all boxing literature, he takes you through his world. From what I know of him was that he said himself that he was average in many areas of the game, but he was tough and one of the all-time hitters, I think he could have knocked out many with any type of glove. I'll have to go back and read it again, I'll post again on him then,....... PS, that film of Robbo you have there, proves his greatness.