Re: How were old timers so good?
"Boxers" are not limited to heavyweights. You should have clarified that you only meant the greatest heavyweight.
I repeat my question, are you an expert on 1930-1940s heavyweights to claim they were called bums unfairly? They were called that by people who lived there and saw the fighters he beat in multiple other bouts. They were called bums because many of them were worse than mediocre. Even the best ones were average when compared to best fighters in other weight divisions, excepting Conn and Walcott.