Re: How were old timers so good?
Boxers from years ago were much hungrier than fighters today. Hunger is a great motivator
which a lot of guys today don't have. By hungry, I literally mean tryiing to put food on the familys table hungry. A guy like Bob Foster usually fought for peanuts unless he was willing to risk his health by fighting heavyweights who he really had no chance against. Guys in the 40's and 50's were fighting tough, hungry guys every couple of weeks cause that was the only way to make any money. When was the last time guys like Floyd and Manny were hungry? Don't like to get into this whole new guys vs old guys arguement, but to me it is a no-brainer