Air-Inflated Gloves Make Boxing a “Gentleman’s Game” (Jul, 1931)
That’s a remarkably progressive group of kids for 1931.
Air-Inflated Gloves Make Boxing a “Gentleman’s Game”
AIR-inflated boxing gloves having many distinct advantages over the old style padded mitt have recently been introduced into the field of amateur pugilism. With the customary padding eliminated, they are much lighter in weight, and thus help to prevent the fighter from tiring easily. As these new gloves are not easily broken, the knuckles cannot be pushed through the leather for practicing any “dirty work.” A blow is distributed over greater area, and hence less shiners and busted noses.