Originally Posted by Duodenum
It doesn't seem though, that boxers of earlier eras were particularly inclined to develop issues with brain function earlier in life, despite competing infinitely more frequently than they have in recent decades.
This may be a matter of follow-up. I think that more fighters back then were forgotten. 1930 (when some of the pioneers were getting up there in age) wasn't exactly the communication age and people then were preoccupied with more immediate concerns back then.