Re: How were old timers so good?
old time fighters often had more than one "ring name".
Dives occurred far more regularly in the old times.
I don't think the boxing commissions were as stringent about keeping unqualified fighters out of the ring. I believe there were several one-eyed fighters thumping around boxing rings. That simply would not happen today.
In order to get a state comparable to the good ol' days, we need to; racially segragate boxing, prohibit boxers from the former USSR and Cuba from competing in the professional boxing game, have some mafiosos control the rankings and have a single promoter monopoly whole divisions with his fighters.
Also, these newer boxers need to quit using their lefts so much and quit moving laterally so much. They need to lunge in at their opponents like they used to do in the old days.