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Old 10-08-2012, 03:55 AM   #29
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Default Re: How were old timers so good?

Originally Posted by Flea Man View Post
Clearly boxing has deteoriated technically. Lesser talent pool spread over more weights. Risk makes the fighter 'great' so the more recent operator will not garner the achievements to put him on the level of a great chanpion from era's gone by.This is not psychological.
There's no "clearly", it's only an opinion that is not based on anything factual. If you decide to look for it, you'll find plenty of excellent technicians nowadays. Or, if you go from the opposite end, you can find plenty of technical mistakes about any supposed ATG technician. No matter how great Eddie Futch or Ray Arcel were, if they had an average boxer, they wouldn't be able to make a first-rater out of him. No matter how great they were, you'd find their fighters making mistake after mistake.
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