Re: How were old timers so good?
Humans have been fighting for century, it's not like swinging a baseball bat or shooting a basketball. Punching is all in the body its just a matter of learning technique and having dedication that can make you successful, even men not considered to be talented.
And I agree with the above poster the amount of fights per year helped mold the old timers into greats. The experience and nothings better practice than the real thing. Today's fights fight twice a year with all of this off time and little sparring.