Is it more difficult to KO someone with bare knuckles? How come in Thailand, people doesn't get KO's often on bare knuckles matches? Are they going easy on each others to put on a longer show?
I'd say it's all of the reasons listed here:
- smaller guys, less ko power
- fear of breaking hand
-if you overcommit to power punches, you're gonna get thai kicked in the legs
-might catch a knee if you try to throw an uppercut
-science: pure physics force = mass x acceleration. 5-8 oz gloves give additional mass w/o sacrificing speed >>ko power