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Old 10-08-2012, 10:17 AM   #51
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Default Re: How were old timers so good?

Originally Posted by TheGreatA View Post
I think Wladimir Klitschko (vs Puritty) might disagree with that notion.

How many times have we seen a comparatively average fighter upset a future champion due to an advantage in experience? Countless times.

Experience is not all about competing in a hundred fights though (see Wlad's 24 fights before Puritty). It's about taking on quality opponents and learning from those experiences. A fighter who competes a hundred times against the same type of opponent won't learn much more than he would have from his first couple of fights, that much I can agree with.
A good amount of amateur fights also brings in a lot of experience.
Good sparring partners.
And a good trainer.
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