Re: How were old timers so good?
There is another issue here.
At any given point of time, it is statisticaly unlikley that the best fighter in the history of a given weight class will be active.
So obviously there are going to be more great fighters who can be termed "old timers", than great fighters who are curently active.
Fighters active at the moment include Pacquio, Mayweather, Ward and Klitschko junior.