Yeah I totally agree with PChop, the padding is pretty evenly distributed. People that have been reading my reviews/post know that I absolutely hate too much padding. Boxeos are definitely near the top. Yeah I'd say the gloves need a good 30-35 rounds to loosen up. Really fast break in period imo. About the thumb it was weird I never had stiff padding around the thumb before. I basically just deep massaged the leather after working out to break in the thumb while I was watching TV. After that it came out pretty damn soft. Again if you cant decide between zepol and Boxeo, go Boxeo. There is actually padding near the finger tips which is what Zepol lacked. I felt the craftsmanship on Boxeo was also moderately better. Padding on Boxeo is immensely better Thumb placement on Boxeo was slightly better for me. Wrist padding on Boxeo I felt was better. Wrist support is roughly the same I felt the Black on was better on the Boxeos, but not the silver I got from Zepol. I felt Zepols silver was sweet. Leather wise, I think the Zepols may be better, but this time im speculating maybe Juan can chime in on that. I feel if you cant decide between the 2 (Zepol and Boxeo), Boxeos are a better buy. Vs Reyes, I feel if you want a more protective glove but dont mind giving up a little bit better wrist support (or Velcro), double stitching, moderate craftmanship go Boxeo. If you want more of a punchers glove and the utmost superior craftsmanship stick to Reyes.